Supply-Side Disciplines

Supplier-facing topics, such as sourcing and procurement, financial supply chain, total cost of ownership, inventory management

Agile Inventory Management: Part Three – Inventory Management Strategies

Successful lean inventory strategies depend on moving the efficient frontier in service-level<—>inventory-level tradeoffs, to simultaneously improve service levels and reduce inventory levels. Here we discuss what capabilities are needed to make that happen. We also touch on management of spare parts inventory, multi-echelon networks, and real-world constraints.

Growing the Network Effect Beyond T&E

SAP Concur recently launched SAP Business Exchange. The vision is bold: to provide an SMB community—across all of SAP and beyond to non-SAP customers—that aggregates purchasing power, provides peer benchmarking, facilitates collaboration, and promotes corporate responsibility. Also at Fusion, we heard about SAP Concur’s continuing progress towards the expense report that writes itself, their use of AI/ML, and other innovations enabling SAP Concur’s clients to simultaneously achieve compliance and employee satisfaction in T&E processes.

Leveraging Global Trade Data-as-a-Service: Part Two – Applications of Trade DaaS

Here we discuss applications of Trade DaaS including ERP/GTM integration, supply chain risk management, sourcing optimization, supplier discovery, price discovery, total landed cost, compliant duty optimization, should-cost modeling, ecommerce, real-time denied party screening, competitive intelligence, lead generation, and KYC.

SAP Concur: Consumerization at Work

SAP Concur’s products in Travel, Expense, and Invoice are good examples of how enterprise software is being ‘consumerized’ to encourage use by employees who have increasingly higher UX expectations.

Healthy Growth and Innovations Highlighted at Ariba Live

SAP Ariba is getting serious about managing direct materials spend, as well as innovating in areas such as machine learning, blockchain, integrating with other networks, and more. We explore these and other highlights from this year’s Ariba Live conference.

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