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  1. Streamline Procurement Processes with the Raw Material Procurement Cockpit

    Reading time: 14 mins

    Discover how the Raw Material Procurement Cockpit can facilitate working with a large number of purchase requisitions and suppliers simultaneously. Learn the prerequisites and step-by-step configuration for the Raw Material Procurement Cockpit. Key Concept The Raw Material Procurement Cockpit is available as a Web Dynpro application that small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) can adopt as…...…
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    The Strategic Role of Sustainable Procurement

    Reading time: 7 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, SAPinsider   The Growing Importance of Supply Chain Sustainability As supply chains become global and complex, every company faces environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues within their supply chain network. While the most talked-about aspects are environmental problems include climate change, carbon emissions, pollution, and waste management, social and governance…...…
  3. Digital Innovation in Sourcing and Procurement

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Supplier relationships play a major role in determining an organization’s bottom line, and when suppliers are not performing at an optimal level, businesses need to know immediately or risk losses. Procurement professionals, many of whom have to deal with an ever-increasing volume of suppliers and contracts, face a growing burden in managing these supplier relationships.…
  4. Steps to Enhance SAP Third-Party Procurement

    Reading time: 10 mins

    Examine the five steps involved in setting up a standard third-party procurement process in your R/3 Enterprise or mySAP ERP Central Component system. Then look at options you have for special orders. A workaround allows you to cancel third-party orders even after the third-party vendor receives the order. Key Concept The third-party procurement solution available…...…
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    Procurement Pivotal to Managing Disruptions Says SAP Research

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    What keeps supply chain professionals up at night? According to research conducted by Regina Corso Consulting and released by SAP, 49% of supply chain professionals surveyed cited shortages and disruptions as their leading challenge, followed by sustainability (28%), and reducing costs and/or saving money (27%). While many companies have been plagued by these challenges, 90%…
  6. Efficiently Manage Incoming Quality Certificates in the Procurement Process

    Reading time: 9 mins

    Discover how you can easily configure an incoming quality certificate in the quality management (QM) module and implement it with the requisite and varied levels of controls. Learn how to set up automatic reminders for goods delivered by vendors without the accompanying quality certificates and escalate them for timely action. Key Concept The procurement process…...…
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    Buying Channels – The Key to Frictionless Procurement

    Reading time: 6 mins

    Organizations are increasingly looking for ways in which they can procure products or services in a cost-effective way. However, with multiple products or service categories and requirements in an organization’s portfolio, a one-size-fits-all purchasing strategy does not always work. In this article, learn how organizations can streamline their procurement processes through buying channels, and get…
  8. The Future of Enterprise Procurement

    Reading time: 5 mins

    The future of procurement lies within the digital landscape. Not only do the benefits of its implementation greatly outweigh the costs, but they also result in very profitable returns. Digital procurement clearly demonstrates that it is far superior to manual procurement methods within the context of efficiency alone. Despite the rising popularity of digital procurement,…
  9. Optimize the Procurement Process by Automatically Generating Vendor Delivery Schedule Lines

    Reading time: 13 mins

    The ability to take advantage of automatic generation of delivery schedule lines for vendors adds value to the procurement process by eliminating the need to create and maintain them manually. Find out how you can easily put this into action with a practical example. Key Concept The procurement process can be enhanced by taking advantage…...…
  10. National Grid Transmits Procurement to the Cloud with SAP Ariba Solutions

    Reading time: 9 mins

    In keeping with its commitment to efficiency, National Grid needed to simplify its procurement process for its customers and internal users. After a move to SAP ERP and SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM), the business decided a move to the cloud would improve its system scalability as well as the supplier experience. Learn how…