Strengthen your brands with SAP procurement and supply chain solutions
It’s a tricky landscape your company navigates. You work hard to produce competitive products in an environment of shifting consumer preferences, regulatory requirements, and supply chain disruption threats. Striving to introduce new products to the market as quickly as possible, innovate for greater customer value, and grow operating profit.
SAP has some ways to make things easier, and better. With SAP Ariba solutions and Ariba Network, you can implement procurement and supply chain strategies that can help drive innovation and strengthen your brands through:
Stronger supplier collaboration and relationships
Enhanced social and environmental sustainability
More strategic sourcing of both direct and indirect materials
Greater process efficiency and team productivity
Controlled and compliant spending to reduce costs and risks
Rapid and effective response to supply chain disruption
The SAP Advantage
Faster time to market
Integrate your source-to-pay processes end to end, increasing visibility into your supply chains, inventory, and supplier relationships to support on-time delivery and get new products to market faster.
Move products quickly to market to strengthen customer awareness and loyalty, while also taking steps to keep risks from deep in your supply chain – including forced labor and environmental concerns – from damaging reputation and customer perception.
Align a complex chain of suppliers, distributors, co-packers, and co-manufacturers to keep the right amount of inventory on hand, minimize stock-outs, and know which suppliers can handle unexpected demand shifts.
Optimized external workforce
Find and manage external workers faster and easier to manage through business cycle shifts and supply chain changes, acquiring the capacity and skills you need to reduce constraints on co-manufacturers and consumer product companies.
Operate facilities, such as those producing fast-moving consumer goods, with coordinated and timely management of equipment maintenance, spare parts availability, and workforce skills to keep things running with minimal downtime.
All spend under management
Bring all spend under management, from all facilities and companies, including marketing, travel and expense, janitorial services, and office supplies, to reduce costs and risks.
Contract leakage mitigation
Rely on a global sourcing platform with built-in contract and supplier management tools, integrated with your ERP, to drive systematic compliance across buying channels.
Better working capital management
With invoice management, discount management, and working capital management services, you can improve cash flow, increase net income, free up working capital, and further stabilize supply chains.
Real Customers, Real Results
“We expected to achieve cost savings in five years, but with the quick and flawless implementation of SAP Ariba solutions, we achieved them in three.”Watch video
“Our implementation went smoothly with few issues, and we are conducting transactions with more than 200 of our vendors using Ariba Network. Now, we can count on process improvements, reliable delivery dates, and time saved.”Read case study
“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.”Download study
Explore SAP Ariba
Supply Chain Collaboration
Collaborate over Ariba Network to work safely and easily with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers across key supply chain planning and execution processes.Learn more
Supplier Risk Management
Help your buyers make smarter, safer decisions before purchase, simply by making risk due diligence a natural part of the procurement process.More about supplier risk