Long gone are the days when purchasing departments were limited to operational tasks, such as handling orders and negotiating prices. More and more companies are now outsourcing important parts of their value creation processes to allow themselves to focus on their core competencies. This requires a strategic supplier management solution designed to establish lasting partnerships with selected suppliers and consistently develop these relationships further. A solution such as this allows companies to consolidate their profit situation, identify potential savings and procurement risks, and strengthen their competitive position.
Our solutions: The SAP Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLC) and the SAP Ariba Supplier Information Performance Management provides you an innovative approach that enables companies to strategically manage and control their relationships with suppliers. SAP SLC integrates seamlessly into the existing SAP-environment and maps the entire life cycle of a supplier.
The following functions are supported:
- Supplier registration and qualification
- Supplier evaluation and classification
- Supplier order collaboration (SAP SUS)
- Supplier development
- Supplier portfolio management
- Supplier phase-out