Becoming a procurement leader in today’s rapidly changing environment often comes down to one key factor: those who actively manage to spend based on real-time insights will generate cost savings. Those who rely on traditional spend management practices will not.Download Now
The foundation of exceptional and consistent customer experience begins and ends with perfect order fulfillment. That goal is described by the Supply Chain Council as a discrete measurement defined as a percentage of orders delivered to the right place, with the right product, at the right time, in the right condition, in the right package, in the right quantity, with the right documentation, to the right customer, with the correct invoice.Download Now
If there’s one factor that’s integral to an organization’s success, it’s a balance: ensuring you are efficiently meeting customer demand without accelerating carrying costs or confronting a shortage on the supply end. This requires consistently staying on top of materials inventory and schedule while moving the process seamlessly from purchase to production.Download Now
As manufacturers navigate the increasingly thorny path of taking control of changing schedules, capacity constraints, and on-demand changes, one mantra should serve as their guiding post: BE CLEAR ON WHO YOU ARE.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) began in the 1960s with efforts at planning and scheduling materials for complex manufactured goods. Armed with this background it may seem extraordinary that we are still talking about ERP versus alternatives data sources outside the walls of costly ERP acquisitions.Download Now
Becoming truly demand-driven is core to the journey of Business Maturity® and evolving into a streamlined,
data-driven, agile enterprise. You not only have to trust the demand, but you also have to listen to it and produce and buy to the actual demand, even if it is not perfect (and by the way it never is).
Imagine. A frictionless, connected, agile supply chain. It’s responsive, real-time, reliable, and predictable. It’s transparent, trustworthy, and integrated. The Intelligent Enterprise is just that, the ultimate data-driven organization, digitized through integrated systems and empowered to change paradigms. SAP defines the Intelligent Enterprise as one that leverages data assets to achieve desired outcomes faster and with less risk, by enabling employees through process automation, anticipating and proactively responding to customer needs, and enabling new business models and revenue streams. With the intelligent enterprise, access to data is faster and more insightful than ever, driving businesses better than previously possible.Download Now