In late June, I will be talking on this topic at the SAP Insider Supply Chain Management conference to be held in Vienna, Austria. I thought I would just share a few highlights before we get into the details at the conference.
The topics I will cover in the talk include the following:
The characteristics of a mature PTP process can be described as follows:
There are many versions of the “Perfect PO,” and our take on it may differ from most. We consider not only the shipment and product but also the process as well. Each one of these needs to function according to the plan to be considered “perfect.”
In the next three sections, I will go through each and describe the criteria for a “Perfect PO.”
The “Perfect PO” process can be described as follows:
The “The Perfect PO” shipment has the following characteristics:
The “Perfect PO” product has the following characteristics:
I will also talk a lot about how traditional EDI should be leveraged to automate this process with your suppliers and carriers.
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The key areas that are needed for implementation are:
Of secondary importance are the following:
The path to the “Perfect PO” will take the following journey:
This is just a short introduction, highlighting some of the talking points we will discuss at the SAP Insider SCM conference. If you are able to join us, please feel free to attend our presentations and get the details firsthand.Tags: EDI, Perfect Order, Procure to Pay, PTP, Purchase Order, SAP, SAP EM, SAP Event Management