Maximizing Value from SAP with Supply Chain Collaboration in Software as a Service Model
This white paper highlights some of the risks and challenges associated with establishing collaborative, shared supply chain processes across all trading partners and it describes approaches that leading companies have used successfully to address and mitigate these risks. Many leading corporations have made substantial investments in SAP technology to improve supply chain performance with suppliers, customers, distributors, retailers and other trading partners. Realizing the maximum value from these SAP investments requires full participation from all trading partners to obtain from them the accurate and timely information required by SAP and to communicate to them the decisions that need to be executed across the supply chain. The paper also provides some specific examples where companies that rely on SAP such as IBM, and Hitachi GST have implemented successful collaborative, shared supply chain processes using a Software-as-a-Service model.