Collaborate over Ariba Network to reduce inventory levels, increase fill rates, and increase team productivity

Achieve complete supply chain visibility with SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration. Integrated with your ERP and supply chain optimization systems, this collaboration platform equips you to work safely and easily with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers across key supply chain planning and execution processes.

  • Share production forecasts, orders, quality, and inventory information with suppliers and obtain their responses in real time.

  • Anticipate and resolve supply assurance problems quickly with collaboration dashboards that alert you to supply and demand mismatches.

  • Onboard all your suppliers using our on-demand tools, multiple integration options, and supplier enablement teams with decades of onboarding expertise.

Resources

The Benefits of Multi-Tiered Supplier Collaboration

Microsoft describes their multi-tiered inventory strategies, their evolution to a build-to-order supply chain, and the significant inventory reductions they have achieved with SAP Ariba solutions.

Product Features

Broad collaboration

Collaborate in real time, with suppliers and contract manufacturing organizations across multiple processes, systems, and geographies, on key supply chain planning and execution processes like ordering, forecasting, quality, and inventory management.

Actionable intelligence

Dashboards help you identify supply-demand mismatch and quality issues quickly, displaying supplier responses and status of their commitments to your forecasts, orders, quality notifications, and inventory pulls.

Improved compliance

With standards-based and secured electronic communications, as well as customized configuration of inter-company supply chain business rules, drive greater compliance with orders delivered correctly and on time.

Efficient onboarding

Multiple integration options ensure that sophisticated suppliers will participate. Use simple, on-demand tools to onboard the rest. Experts are available 24/7 to help you plan, prioritize, and execute.

Easy integration

Integrate this solution with any back-office system. Packaged integration is available with SAP ERP and supply chain solutions.

Fast time-to-value

Achieve fast time-to-value through efficient onboarding and quick deployment of this user-friendly solution, encouraging broad adoption by internal teams and external trading partners.

More Resources

Ardent Partners report available on ariba.com

Five Tips for Digital Transformation: What Supply Chain Leaders Need to Know

Ardent Partners and SAP Ariba teamed up to provide helpful tips to guide your digital transformation process.

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Leading beauty retailer gets a supply chain makeover

Striving for supply chain excellence? Then automate and streamline your supply chain, just like this leader in retail beauty products, to achieve better visibility, agility, and more.

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Man looking at supplies at hardware store

Collaborate on direct materials across your supply chain

Supply chain pros face tough challenges. Like achieving real-time visibility into supply and finding and selecting the right direct materials suppliers, among others. This paper offers some solutions.

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Achieve a real-time supply chain through better collaboration

Drive an efficient supply chain that connects all systems, processes, and spend. Enable in-the-moment collaboration with suppliers to transform planning and execution processes in new and innovative ways.

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SAP Ariba customer Grupo Herdez is a leading retailer

Consumer products company cuts sourcing costs

Read this short case study to find out how Grupo Herdez managed to better understand customer needs and significantly cut costs in strategic sourcing processes.

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