Elevating Your Procurement Organization from Knee-jerk Reactions to Predictive Analytics
For most companies, chief procurement officers (CPOs) need to maximize savings, focus on sustainability, manage supplier performance, and minimize supplier risk to ensure supply chain continuity. To do all this, CPOs are turning to procurement analytics—to identify areas of low performance, optimize procurement functions, and reduce costs. Know a four-step process to help you deploy and configure a procurement analytics program.
Rise of the Intelligent Supply Chain
New sales channels powered by the Internet, build-to-order scenarios, increased competition, and more demanding customers are changing the face of manufacturing. To sync up with these changes, business processes are changing. Supply chains are also evolving into “value chains” that truly share and integrate information with manufacturing. Manufacturers need to collaborate with their supply chain and to use analytics to be as competitive as possible. Find out how.
The Business Value of Enterprise Business Intelligence
While BI continues to be closely aligned with sales analysis and reporting, more companies are evolving in their use of it to not only understand, predict and influence the behavior of their customers, but to plan, evaluate and monitor their supply chains. The ultimate goal: to drive performance improvements across their businesses. This paper focuses on the influence of Enterprise BI on manufacturing and distribution organizations.
The Seven Keys to World-class Manufacturing
What does it mean to be a world-class competitor? It means being successful in your market against any competition—regardless of size or country of origin. It means matching or exceeding any competitor on quality, lead time, cost, customer service, and innovation. It means picking your battles—competing on the terms dictated by you. But how do you get there?
Supplier Relationship Management and the Distribution Enterprise
To survive in today economy, every enterprise must put the reins on spending across every location and category. Rogue spending infiltrates even the most disciplined distributors, and is even more apparent in organizations with remote locations and employees. Vendor lists grow like weeds. There is confusion over who manages what service area, and manual approval procedures for requisitions and invoices are cumbersome. The ability for an enterprise to effectively source, procure, and manage its spend must keep pace with the demand for promptness and compliance in supplier relationship management (SRM).
Simple SCM Document Exchange
Abrica.net is a "software-as-service" collaboration solution that enables supply chain partners, of all sizes, to quickly, easily and inexpensively exchange business documents. To send a supply chain document, simply "print" it to the Abrica printer.