Under the global economic integration, the worldwide procurement is more and more frequent. How to optimize the cost, strictly control the quality, meet the delivery time and prevent the risk to enhance the market competitiveness? International supplier management has become one of the keys. In fact, many managers are always complaining: the supply efficiency of the old suppliers is getting lower and lower, the newly developed ones are not as reliable as those on PPT, the performance appraisal is very difficult to handle, and if they are not lucky, they will encounter the financial risk of suppliers Various international supplier management problems occur frequently, which make the vast majority of managers puzzled. What can we do?
Nowadays, more and more company managers are looking to a global solution (supplier management system) to help themselves and their companies solve a series of problems in the process of international supplier management. However, most managers said that at the beginning, it was not as good as the ideal, although the supplier management system, there are still many problems. Therefore, a good supplier management system becomes the key to solve the dilemma of international supplier management. Let’s listen to experts’ analysis and suggestions?
Acloudear, an international supplier management expert and SAP platinum partner, regards “procurement and cost management” as one of the six digital construction directions of cross-border operation in its white paper acloudear, an international supplier management expert and SAP platinum partner.
However, as an important part of the supply chain procurement management, the international supplier management should take “the establishment and improvement of efficient international management ability” as the goal. Under this goal, acloudear uses SAP system, which is highly praised by managers, to further seek the solution of international supplier management.
What is the essence of international supplier management?
By optimizing the management of international suppliers, we can improve the product quality and service quality of suppliers, and continuously reduce the procurement cost of enterprises, so as to improve the business efficiency and enhance the core competitiveness of enterprises.
How to solve these problems?
In fact, international supplier management is a dynamic management, focusing on four aspects: supplier development, supplier certification and selection, supplier performance evaluation and supplier incentive control. The supplier management system that managers can never forget is a highly integrated tool that can meet the whole process from supplier management sourcing to contract life cycle management, and bring tangible benefits to managers and enterprises. SAP purchasing cloud is such a highly integrated system that can help achieve excellent international supplier management.
The specific solutions of international suppliers in the white paper are realized by SAP Ariba procurement management, which can optimize the procurement from the aspects of strategic sourcing, contract management, supplier performance and risk management, shorten the delivery time, improve product quality, reduce costs, and enhance the adaptability of enterprises in the market competition. Through a firm grasp of supplier risk (compliance, due diligence), the life cycle (qualification review and segmentation) becomes the core of management and control, and is equipped with strong and refined solutions.
The difficulty of international supplier management is not unilateral, but also due to the backward management of enterprises. For example, a series of common problems, such as relying on manual statistics, low efficiency, difficult real-time sharing, long feedback cycle, high cost, low efficiency, and difficult tracking, all lead to high procurement costs, and are prone to non delivery breach of contract, which makes enterprises deeply involved in huge international business risks.
However, it is necessary to simplify and eliminate many unnecessary links. Only by highly integrated, early warning and transparent control, can the international supplier management system, which is highly integrated, always early-warning and transparent control, help enterprises manage suppliers well, continuously optimize and realize win-win situation.
The above is just a brief introduction of international supplier management solutions, including risk control, life cycle, etc,
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