A prerequisite to being able to balance supply and demand is having accurate, up-to-date inventory visibility. Here we discuss how to achieve accurate inventory visibility, within the four walls of the company and beyond into the upstream supply chain and downstream distribution channel.
Supplier-facing topics, such as sourcing and procurement, financial supply chain, total cost of ownership, inventory management
This landmark report describes how procurement can be a catalyst for change, creating true inclusion by strengthening relationships with small and minority suppliers.
Having the right inventory management systems and processes is essential to survive in times of disruption and thrive in normal times. In this first in a series, we discuss why oversupply and undersupply happens, the importance of company- and product-specific demand forecasting expertise, and why having the right inventory, but in the wrong places, is a big problem.
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.
Amazon subsidizes their fulfillment costs by billions of dollars annually. This has set expectations for free or very low cost shipping, not just for consumers, but businesses as well. Here we discuss ways to integrate channels more effectively, continually drive out costs, and increase efficiencies in fulfillment and operations tom compete in today’s world.
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.
What does it mean to have a ‘digital supply chain’? Here we look at some real-world examples in the areas of supplier management, field service, and MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations).
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.
A few pioneering enterprise software solution providers offer pricing and business models based on achieving specific outcomes for their clients, rather than just charging for software.
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.
At Manhattan’s annual Momentum conference, we saw the fruits of years of architectural investments, culminating in their ‘Manhattan Active™ Solutions.’ As well, their continued progress to a complete, unified store solutions footprint, integrated with the supply chain backend, strengthening their position as a leader in the dynamic and hotly contested bricks and mortar retail/omni-channel space.