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Conquer your challenges and achieve your goals with SAP

The myriad challenges you face today in the chemicals industry – from resource scarcity, margin erosion, and commodity competition to evolving customer preferences and environmental responsibility – can be tackled more efficiently and effectively with SAP Ariba solutions. This includes organizational aspirations to develop new business models, products, and services to adopt a circular economy and optimize operations at scale.

With SAP Ariba procurement and supply chain solutions, you can:

  • Bring more spend under management to control and reduce costs
  • Digitalize and automate processes to improve efficiency and resource allocation
  • Manage supplier performance and risk to respond with greater agility to supply and operational disruption
  • Collaborate with suppliers more effectively to optimize inventory while stimulating innovation

The SAP Advantage

Integrated supply chain collaboration

Respond intelligently to changes in supply and demand with real-time visibility into supply chain metrics. Achieve sustainability goals and collaborate with trading partners to improve visibility into supply with capabilities integrated with your ERP and supply chain optimization systems.

Simpler supplier management

Manage the supplier lifecycle using comprehensive tools integrated with your sourcing process. Quickly and easily contract with, onboard, qualify, and segment multiple tiers of suppliers to better manage supplier certification validation while monitoring performance, compliance, safety, and risk.

Innovative supplier experience management

Survey, analyze, and act upon supplier issues more purposefully with Qualtrics XM for Suppliers. Gather data that can reveal supplier views about, for example, responding to RFPs, early-payment discounts, or ability to meet scheduled deliveries.

Dynamic discounting

Transform payables into strategic assets to better manage cash and working capital, by collaborating on automated, early-payment discounts with suppliers over SAP Business Network.

Guided buying

Give employees a simple way to buy – one they’re happy to use and that guides them to preferred suppliers while they adhere to processes and policies – with this built-in capability of SAP Ariba procurement solutions.

Complete supply chain visibility

Gain full visibility into inventory across your supply network, including buyer-owned, consigned, and supplier-managed stock. With network-generated intelligence, you can optimize inventory levels, react swiftly to changes in demand, and improve on-time customer delivery rates.

Optimized supplier-managed inventory

Support plant maintenance ordering for planned and unplanned work repair with catalog access to MRO and inventory materials and external services. Ensure parts replenishment is managed so that the right items and quantities are available in supplier-managed inventory.

Comprehensive spend management

Globally transform strategic sourcing and procurement processes to achieve economies of scale and cut costs across all spend categories, including direct and indirect materials, services, and contingent labor. Use sophisticated cost optimization tools such as what-if analyses to develop base pricing on specific commodity price indices.

Real Customers, Real Results library thumbnail for business transformation study about SAP Ariba customer Evonik and their success with SAP Ariba Spot Buy

“Using SAP Ariba Spot Buy, users were able to quickly find the items they needed in a matter of minutes that were policy approved. This enabled our strategic sourcing managers to reduce the need for low-volume suppliers for small company locations by having access to a marketplace with millions of items.”

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“Technology allows us to speak the same language across Henkel. SAP Ariba solutions are key to connecting purchasing, supply chain, manufacturing, deliveries, and sales. They increase the resilience of our supply chains today and give us the tools to keep our finger on the pulse of tomorrow.”

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“SAP Ariba’s reliability and versatility were the two key ingredients that improved our service level to the organization. By standardizing our procurement processes, it enabled us to have better visibility into our spend while improving efficiencies and significantly lower costs.”

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More Resources

Intelligent Chemicals: Extracting More Value with Agile Procurement Solutions

By digitalizing procurement spend and the supply chain network, chemical companies can align and integrate strategic and operational buying activities while optimizing purchasing and resource use. Download this paper to learn more.

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SAP Ariba Solutions for Direct Spend in the Chemicals Industry

Watch how SAP Ariba helps chemical manufacturers gain better information on suppliers and inventory, and enhance collaboration across their global, multi-tier supply networks.

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Collaborating on MRO processes with SAP Intelligent Spend Management Solutions

Watch how you can increase your uptime and key-asset utilization without incurring added costs for expedited spare parts or excess labor.

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Trading Partner Onboarding for Direct and Indirect Spend at W.R. Grace

Listen as a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer shares lessons learned in onboarding and driving adoption among trading partners, including direct and indirect suppliers, in this webinar replay.

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Intelligent Chemicals: Extracting More Value with Agile Procurement Solutions

Read this SAP point of view brief to learn how having an agile procurement and supply chain function can support your organization’s response to today’s economic and sustainability challenges.

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Industry Leader's Journey: A Podcast

Get inspired by stories from top supply chain and procurement leaders in this series of conversations about their career path, leadership philosophy, and commitment to greater purpose in their work.

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Explore SAP Ariba Solutions

Supply Chain Collaboration

Share real-time information with all your direct spend suppliers, obtain their commits, and tap network-generated intelligence to achieve complete supply chain visibility.

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Supplier Risk Management

Meet product quality and safety imperatives by making risk assessment and due diligence part of the procurement process. Tailor risk views and alerts to your business, to each supplier relationship, and to your role.

Supplier Risk Management
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