SAP Supply Chain Management
Adaptive Supply Chain Networks
In an age of intense competition, supply chain efficiency isn't just a requirement for success. It's quickly becoming a requirement for survival. Tighter reins on available capital, global competition, increasingly complex business processes, and mass customization are just a few of the pressures that companies face as they look for operational and financial efficiencies.
Adaptive supply chain networks can help relieve these pressures.
An adaptive supply chain network is a community of customer-focused companies that share knowledge and resources – so they can adjust intelligently to changing market conditions. Five key abilities characterize these networks: planning, executing, sensing, responding, and learning.
Adaptive supply chain networks seamlessly connect supply, planning, manufacturing, and distribution operations to critical enterprise applications. They provide near real-time visibility across the supply network, thereby enabling rapid decision-making and optimal execution.
SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM) gives you the capabilities necessary to transform your sequential supply chain into an adaptive supply chain network. It enables you to create value and build the competitive advantage you need to succeed in today's networked economy.
To learn more, see the "Adaptive Supply Chain Networks" (PDF, 130 KB) white paper.