Some people say: the competition between enterprises in the future will be the competition between supply chain and supply chain! In fact, without delay to the future, the competition of modern enterprises has entered the supply chain or even the whole supply chain competition. If we want to keep the leading position in the global market, supply chain management must be the key to the most influential and core competitiveness. Look at Gartner’s ranking of “top 25 global supply chain companies in 2018”, and then look at McDonald’s, apple, P & G and Amazon on the “master” throne of the supply chain. Which is not the enterprise that plays supply chain management to the extreme? Don’t envy. It’s better to be yourself than anything. Therefore, today’s editor will bring you a sharing on how to realize supply chain management, hoping to help you.
Data source: Gartner, China Business Industry Research Institute
Is supply chain management in the pursuit of digital fashion or in the direction of integration? Or is it a simple transition from “vertical integration” to “horizontal integration” in textbooks? The amount of information is a little too much for us to recognize. In fact, there are many dimensions of supply chain management. Let’s briefly analyze them one by one.
Horizontally, a complete supply chain includes suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers; vertically, it focuses on procurement, production, transportation, storage and other functions. From the perspective of space, we need to control suppliers, facilities and markets in different regions; from the perspective of planning, we need to fully implement strategies, tactics and operations. There are too many factors that affect and realize the supply chain management of an enterprise, which is also very complex. It is difficult for an enterprise to do it by itself. What should I do?
There are two conventional solutions, one is to find a supply chain management consulting enterprise, and the other is to directly outsource supply chain management. The first one is to choose a simple supply chain management consulting enterprise, such as McKinsey, Accenture, etc., while most enterprises prefer to choose a company like sap to help enterprises upgrade their supply chain management, and help enterprises transform their supply chain management by using digitalization.
So let’s see how SAP can help enterprises achieve supply chain management?
In the very difficult supply chain management of many enterprises, SAP can be said to be very familiar with it, forming a complete set of digital perfect connection of the whole process very early. In view of the increasingly difficult situation that enterprises are tired of coping with the continuous compression of the production cycle, the constant increase of variables in the design process, the customer demand is changing at any time, and the expected delivery cycle of customers is becoming shorter and shorter, it is proposed to create an end-to-end digital supply chain from all aspects of design, planning, manufacturing, logistics and operation and maintenance, To cope with the changing and complex market demand.
So how to build such an end-to-end digital supply chain, deliver excellent customer experience through excellent product experience, so as to win the market? Sap has chosen a three pronged supply chain management strategy.
It helps enterprises to connect the upstream and downstream of the enterprise, obtain flexibility and visibility with modular integrated solutions, shorten planning cycle, improve planning accuracy, realize dynamic sourcing and procurement process, and simplify logistics data model. For supply chain management, sap is mainly realized through the following applications.
It is not difficult to find out that to realize the supply chain management of an enterprise, it is not only necessary to have a complete strategy, but also to have a comprehensive and visible mature system. The application of SAP undoubtedly plays such a mature role. Obtain massive data from the whole customer group and manage these data, so as to give full play to the role of Internet of things technology and other advanced technologies; obtain all supply chain information, and track each customer request in all stages from design to full deployment to operation and maintenance; for each product and each customer connected with the supply chain, adopt the digital twin strategy, in a digital way Check, monitor and maintain products and equipment, so as to help enterprises realize supply chain management, and of course, digital supply chain management.
In fact, enterprise supply chain management is a very deep knowledge. If you want to know more about how to realize the secrets of enterprise supply chain management, you can consult acloudear – SAP gold partner.
This article "How to realize supply chain management in Enterprises" by AcloudEAR. We focus on business applications such as cloud ERP.
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