by Kevin Wilson
In this series, we’ve begun to describe the six P’s that make up the modern extended supply chain and highlight how we leverage the Reveal oVo® Methodology to help companies using SAP to run their supply chains to transform them in the most optimal manner. In the first part of this three-part article series, we discussed the Produce and the Procure processes. In the second part, we looked at the Provide and Product return processes, and in this article, we will proceed to describe the details on Perform and Process.
As mentioned, this article will focus on Perform and Process as it relates to extended supply chain management.
Perform covers the process of “execution.” It brings requirements, regulations, and risks together, merging them with people and technology to make the supply chain work. This is a critical part of the whole supply chain process because it is where the rubber hits the road. This is the area where you ensure that all the other processes are performed according to their plan. This is the area that maintains a supply chain that is moving forward toward achieving the business goals set out by the company.
The key sub-process for the Perform process can be described as follows:
In accordance with our oVo® Methodology, and with reference to the Perform process diagram shown above, you can see that the process has three distinct major sub-processes:
The sixth and final P looks across all five P’s that physically make up the supply chain.
Procure <-> Produce <-> Provide <-> Product Return <-> Perform
When looking at the supply chain, and especially an extended supply chain, the following key elements are needed to ensure that we have what it takes to manage it effectively:
To sum up, in order to effectively execute your SAP-based supply chain, you will need the following to work together: