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SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration

SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration

Connecting with trading partners enables supply chain collaboration to boost business agility and growth.

Driving agility, transparency, and resiliency across your supply chain

By eliminating siloed, manual processes across your supply chain, you can enable suppliers to collaborate to move your business forward. 

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The SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration solution enables you to collaborate and automate procurement transactions on a single, networked platform, improving inventory visibility, quality control, and management. 

  • Improved predictability and quality of supply
  • Ability to share insights and data digitally with trading partners
  • Reduced supply chain disruption, risk, and demand volatility
  • Reduced cost and inefficiency across supply chain functions

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The SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration solution enables you to collaborate and automate procurement transactions on a single, networked platform, improving inventory visibility, quality control, and management. 

  • Improved predictability and quality of supply
  • Ability to share insights and data digitally with trading partners
  • Reduced supply chain disruption, risk, and demand volatility
  • Reduced cost and inefficiency across supply chain functions

Key Benefits

Improve trading partner collaboration

Extend your processes across supply chain, manufacturing, and logistics partners to remove data silos, exchange documents digitally, and execute transactions.

Drive supply chain resiliency

Respond rapidly to disruption to prevent revenue loss and unforeseen costs due to stock-outs, materials shortages, work stoppages, and demand fluctuations.

Gain transparency and visibility

Leverage plan-driven process automation, historical insights, and digitalized collaboration to help ensure delivery to the right customer at the right time​.

Key Features

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Procurement collaboration

  • Streamline procurement transactions with digital processes that extend to trading partners and logistics providers 
  • Send digital purchase orders over the network and gain visibility of order confirmation and shipping
  • Track orders in transit so you can achieve on-time customer deliveries

Inventory collaboration

  • Gain visibility into supplier-managed inventory for improved inventory management
  • Use replenishment orders or scheduling agreements to maintain optimal inventory levels
  • Share data to provide stakeholders with instant access to the status of materials needed for manufacturing

Quality collaboration

  • Gain visibility into quality issues and complaints while aligning with trading partners to drive quick resolution
  • Eliminate manual information exchange and standardize quality collaboration with your trading partners
  • Accelerate quality inspections to increase on-time customer deliveries

Manufacturing collaboration

  • Equip your organization to work with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers
  • Enable suppliers to report stock-on-hand inventory so you can manage strategic components and proactively detect supply disruptions

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Procurement collaboration

  • Streamline procurement transactions with digital processes that extend to trading partners and logistics providers 
  • Send digital purchase orders over the network and gain visibility of order confirmation and shipping
  • Track orders in transit so you can achieve on-time customer deliveries

Inventory collaboration

  • Gain visibility into supplier-managed inventory for improved inventory management
  • Use replenishment orders or scheduling agreements to maintain optimal inventory levels
  • Share data to provide stakeholders with instant access to the status of materials needed for manufacturing

Quality collaboration

  • Gain visibility into quality issues and complaints while aligning with trading partners to drive quick resolution
  • Eliminate manual information exchange and standardize quality collaboration with your trading partners
  • Accelerate quality inspections to increase on-time customer deliveries

Manufacturing collaboration

  • Equip your organization to work with multiple tiers of contract manufacturers and suppliers
  • Enable suppliers to report stock-on-hand inventory so you can manage strategic components and proactively detect supply disruptions

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Technical Information

This product is deployed in the cloud and is available as software as a service (SaaS), so you can access your software from any Web browser.

Installation and setup

Follow the setup instructions so you can start running your SAP software quickly and confidently.

Configuration

Optimize configuration of  SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration with our comprehensive configuration guide.

Integration

Find out how you can integrate SAP Business Network Supply Chain Collaboration with your existing IT landscape.

Get Started

Jump-start your implementation and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers throughout your journey.

Services

Transform your business quickly and effectively by taking advantage of our holistic service and support plans, expert consulting services, custom application development, proven best practices, and deep industry and technical knowledge.

Support

Help keep your SAP solutions running at peak performance with our IT experts and support services, including long-term plans, embedded teams, remote technology support, self-service portal, and innovation strategies.

Security and compliance

Focus on your business and customer relationships while keeping your data safe and reliable. SAP takes a proactive, predictive approach to maintaining compliance and data security in the cloud and within an on-premise data center.

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