Using SAP Software to Fight Supply Chain Issues
“A full two years into the pandemic, business leaders understand from experience that collaborative, agile procurement operations are needed to keep up with customer demands. No one can escape supply chain disruption and the cascading consequences across industries and regions, so having visibility is crucial in managing supply shortages.”
— Etosha Thurman, Chief Marketing & Solutions Officer, SAP
Supply Chain Issues
Systematic issues within supply chains throughout the world have been growing for years, but it was within the last year that the pandemic both accelerated and illuminated supply chain disruptions for businesses and consumers.
And while nearly every company is dealing with supply chain issues and demand repercussions, a recent survey from Alix Partners found that of over 3,000 chief executives, fewer than half said they were taking longer-term action to alleviate supply chain challenges, with a majority saying they were currently relying on short-term measures. Additionally, more than three-fourths of chief executives were skeptical that their plans would even prove effective.
SAP Software for Supply Chain Management
From companies that are diving deeper into supply chain solutions, SAP recently announced their lineup of companies that took to using SAP software solutions, specifically Ariba and Fieldglass, in Q4 to help streamline supply chain difficulties through quality automatic data processing features and digitalized transaction processing systems.
SAP Ariba offers companies the ability to manage commerce seamlessly, from sourcing and ordering to handling invoices and payments. And with more than 6.7 million companies operating on the Ariba Network, this dynamic digital marketplace is where millions of buyers and suppliers go to facilitate transactions.
SAP Fieldglass delivers industry-leading cloud technology that helps organizations find, engage, and manage their multi-channel workforce.
How Industry Leaders Are Utilizing SAP Software
So what companies chose SAP software and why? Here’s a rundown of four of the big industry players that recently turned to SAP.
A global technology leader known for personal computers, printers, and 3D printing solutions, HP expanded its existing SAP’s business process intelligence solutions to include advanced process analysis modeling and other business process intelligence solutions in order to achieve a more seamless workflow. Specifically, HP invests in SAP’s Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain applications, SAP Ariba solutions for supply chain collaboration, and SAP Fieldglass solutions for external workforce management.
This Taiwan-based manufacturer and distributor of chocolates and cookies invested in SAP Ariba solutions to modernize its procurement platform, simplify decision-making, and drive operational efficiency.
R. Twining & Co.
The iconic UK-based tea brand selected SAP to lead its transformation program and streamline its core capabilities across finance, manufacturing, and logistics. Using RISE with SAP on Microsoft Azure, SAP Business Technology Platform, and SAP Ariba, R. Twining & Co. will be leveraging SAP software solutions to better engage with customers while also ensuring supply chain reliability and operational efficiency.
The Chinese company concentrating on environmental protection and clean energy implemented several SAP software solutions like RISE with SAP to help establish a scalable digital core in the cloud, as well as SAP Ariba solutions, and the SAP Analytics Cloud solution for transparent and intelligent spend management and real-time data-driven decision-making.
How Your Business Can Optimize SAP Software
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