How to Build Business Value with a Digital Supply Chain

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Like their social counterparts, business networks house incredible amounts of insights and data that can be used to learn in context and act in smarter ways. You can, for instance, access performance ratings on potential trading partners along with recommendations from the community to determine who to do business with or detect risk in your supply chain. You can combine in-the-moment purchasing data with historic trends to predict stock outs before they happen and direct replenishment. Or gain real-time insights into invoice approval status to more efficiently manage your cash. Engage in these communities and unleash the power of this information to optimize your supply chain decisions and accelerate innovation and growth.

The world today is a different place. There are officially more mobile devices than people. And with increasing frequency, we use these devices to manage our lives, to shop, to pay for things, to find restaurants and hail cabs, and to network with our friends and family. Many of these same technologies are now making their way into the enterprise – transforming the way we work. Business networks, for instance, are changing the way we discover, connect and collaborate with our trading partners. The supply chain is, in essence, becoming more digital.

And this is not only driving greater agility, efficiency and innovation, but creating business advantage for companies that are on board with the trend. In fact, research shows that companies who have embraced the digital world and execute digital strategies are seeing real shareholder and stakeholder value. Value creation is significant, with +9 percent revenue creation, +26 percent impact to profitability, and +12 percent market valuation.

In this slideshow, Ariba, a SAP Company, has identified five tips to help you enable a digital supply chain and create value for your business.

 

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