Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Executive Summary

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, ever-greater demands are being placed on business on every industry, such as to provide products and services quicker, with greater added value, to the correct location, with no relevant inventory position, etc. However, customers are more sophisticated by wanting more quality, design, innovation, choice, convenience and service, and they want to spend less money, effort, time and risk. Hence, every business has to deal with highly competitive situation in order to survive; Supply Chain Management (SCM) becoming the main topic for improving efficiency and satisfy customer’s need.

The supply chain of a company consists of different departments, ranging from
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This service area leverage IBM 's strength and experience in procurement to enable IBM’s clients to better manage their enterprise spend. The IBM supply chain management services comprise a full range of procurement offerings, including:

1.) Procurement strategy and opportunity assessment – Centralize the strategic sourcing and enable association such as spend analysis, process re-design and governance and compliance. Its deliver assignments focused on:
- Procurement strategy
- Opportunity assessment
- Accelerated sourcing
- Process reengineering
- Strategic sourcing
- Supplier relationship management
2.) Strategic sourcing – Analysis and prioritization of key commodities for:
Aggregation of spend and contract leverage to identify optimal spend strategy
Implementation of governance and controls to realize the identified savings
3.) Application implementation – For e-procurement and return on investment or benefits realization:
- Package selection
- Software integration
- Content management
- Supplier management
It is also an integration partner for Ariba, SAP, Oracle, i2 and Perfect Commerce.
4.) Managed solutions
- Procurement business transformation outsourcing
- Packaged services and technology for procurement services
5.) IBM Leveraged Procurement Services – This is part of
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