Executive Briefings

Most Execs at SMEs Feel Integration, Collaboration Vital to Successful Supply Chain Management

Three fourths of executives at small and mid-sized companies consider B2B integration and collaboration a strategic initiative in their company, according to a recent survey by Aberdeen Group.

"Due to the expansion of the supply chain on both the buy side and the sell side, complexity has risen dramatically and supply chain visibility has become a critical factor," says Nari Viswanathan, vice president and principal analyst of supply chain management at Aberdeen. "One of the building blocks of establishing visibility across the entire demand-supply network is the ability to establish a flow of information at the interface points -- namely between trading partners. From a SME enterprise, again, the lack of adequate resources to establish a truly global infrastructure impedes their ability to manage the global business network."

The report, "B2B Integration and Collaboration for Small to Mid-Size Enterprises", is based on a survey of 62 SMEs. It specifically  analyzed their trading partner recruitment, enablement, ongoing maintenance, and performance measurement-related activities.

B2B integration and collaboration for SME enterprises is now a reality through the evolution of SaaS-based solutions that reduce overall costs. The ROI for focusing on B2B integration is also clear due to the improved performance by top companies. The conclusion of this research document is that SME organizations should seriously
consider implementing a B2B initiative.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit:
http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=6929&camp=2.

Source: Aberdeen Group

Three fourths of executives at small and mid-sized companies consider B2B integration and collaboration a strategic initiative in their company, according to a recent survey by Aberdeen Group.

"Due to the expansion of the supply chain on both the buy side and the sell side, complexity has risen dramatically and supply chain visibility has become a critical factor," says Nari Viswanathan, vice president and principal analyst of supply chain management at Aberdeen. "One of the building blocks of establishing visibility across the entire demand-supply network is the ability to establish a flow of information at the interface points -- namely between trading partners. From a SME enterprise, again, the lack of adequate resources to establish a truly global infrastructure impedes their ability to manage the global business network."

The report, "B2B Integration and Collaboration for Small to Mid-Size Enterprises", is based on a survey of 62 SMEs. It specifically  analyzed their trading partner recruitment, enablement, ongoing maintenance, and performance measurement-related activities.

B2B integration and collaboration for SME enterprises is now a reality through the evolution of SaaS-based solutions that reduce overall costs. The ROI for focusing on B2B integration is also clear due to the improved performance by top companies. The conclusion of this research document is that SME organizations should seriously
consider implementing a B2B initiative.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit:
http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=6929&camp=2.

Source: Aberdeen Group