Buying habits have changed dramatically since the advent of COVID-19. We now find much more demanding customers who request answers to their needs in real time. Consequently, large companies have been forged to introduce changes in their supply chains. Every business need to make their value chains both more secure and more agile to enhance real time information flows and improve traceability. Conventional methods simply cannot move fast enough to keep up, which is why so many businesses are moving to digital supply chains.
But it’s not easy. There is a huge amount of data to process, and then you need to respond at speed in order to make best use of data-driven insights. Now SAP is merging all of its existing procurement, asset, manufacturing and logistic networks into an integrated Business Network. The SAP Logistics Business Network is becoming a single, integrated platform that enables you to connect with all trading partners through a single directory.
Romain Cical, our commercial network and supply chain expert, talks about it with British journalist David Rowan.