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.

Supply Chain Collaboration: 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.

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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

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6 Reasons to Manage Suppliers on One Network

Instead of managing supplier relationships on multiple networks, what would happen if you could manage them all on a single network? Six things. Read this info brief to find what they are.

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Business Networks Are Growing Up

Read this Forrester study about the ups and downs of using business networks for supply chain innovation and collaboration, including efficiency improvements and implementation challenges.

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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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