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Drivers for Process Automation in Supply Chain

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⇨ Supply chain agility has become an imperative and process automation solutions can help build foundation for building supply chain agility

⇨ Process automation solutions build process visibility which is key to getting actionable and timely insights, a key criteria for supply chain agility.

⇨ Process quality improvement helps not only improve the overall quality of supply chain processes, thereby helping build agility but also spur upskilling and innovation by eliminating non-value add tasks and allowing employees to focus on skill based tasks.

Process automation technologies have increasingly evolved into strategic solutions during the last few years. While the focus in the initial years of process automation adoption was primarily on achieving cost reduction, process visibility and employee productivity have increasingly become important objectives for deploying process automation solutions. The need for supply chain resiliency and agility have emerged as prominent drivers in many of SAPinsider’s recent research reports like Supply Chain Planning in The Cloud. In the same report, SAPinsiders highlighted supply chain visibility and data integration as key foundational aspects of supply chain agility and resiliency. Supply chain process automation emerged prominently among the top focus area processes for process automation in our Process Automation and SAP S/4HANA research report. We are therefore publishing a focused research report, Process Automation in Supply Chain, in September 2022. As the survey results start coming in, we see that themes identified in our previous supply chain research are also emerging here. Specifically when it comes to process automation in the supply chain. Watch this video to learn what are the top three business drivers that is making SAPinsiders look at tools and technologies in process automation in the supply chain.

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