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Optimize global sourcing in your supply chain environment

‎08-07-2014 02:53 PM - edited ‎09-30-2015 07:06 AM

By: Paul Bhuhi, Managing Partner, SAP Practice, HP Enterprise Services


Do you have a complex supply chain? Does your procurement department want insight on how to reduce its procurement costs by 2% or more? Does your sales department want to look at how it can improve margins by 2-5%?


Organizations with complex supply chains are constantly striving to improve their cost of goods sold and net margins. To compete and succeed in today’s challenging marketplace, you need detailed information and reliable insights into how inflationary costs affect sales and profit margins at your fingertips.


Global sourcing is an integral business function for procurement organizations. Leveraging advanced data and analytic capabilities helps to better understand and manage sourcing costs across a complex supply chain. HP’s Global Sourcing Optimizer (GSO) is a business outcome driven tool that leverages SAP HANA to help you gain deep insight to the data in your organization and help you understand how you can reduce your procurement costs and also improve your sales margins.  


In his recent paper, Optimize global sourcing in your supply chain environment, and SAPinsider article, Make better procurement decisions through improved global sourcing, Ravi Kelkar, Director at HP Enterprise Services, shows how the Retail sector is using the HP GSO to help procurement make better decisions, in cost price reduction, transportation cost analysis, net margin savings, operation reporting efficiency, incorporating macroeconomic effects on sales – such as weather and demographic information.


This new model puts powerful data and analytic capabilities into the hands of buyers, financial planners, and business executives. These insights translate directly into making faster, smarter decisions on where to buy, how much to buy, and how to negotiate the best possible price.


We’re interested in your thoughts on this topic. Feel free to add a comment.


HP’s SAP GSO is an SAP certified Rapid Deployment Solution.


For more information on HP’s SAP services:

HP Enterprise Applications Services for SAP

HP Transformation Services for SAP HANA

HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA

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