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I’m in Procurement. How Can E2open Help Me?

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For finance and procurement professionals, the end goal is about much more than simply cutting costs. Managing risk, controlling cash flow, establishing company-wide standards, and investing in new technologies to improve efficiencies and customer service are just some of the responsibilities that fall upon the shoulders of chief financial and procurement officers.

At E2open, we understand that you’re not just interested in pure financials, which is why we’re dedicated to giving you much more—more visibility across internal and external operations, more process automation for improved efficiencies, and more control across all trading partner activities. Read on to uncover how E2open tackles some of your most pressing challenges.

I’ve turned to outsourcing to reduce costs, but don’t like sacrificing control.

Outsourcing is a key strategy for today’s industry-leading companies—helping to drive lower costs, reduce capital assets, and get products to market more efficiently than the competition can. At the same time, outsourcing also means increased complexity and less visibility and control over manufacturing and distribution processes—as key information now resides outside the four walls of the enterprise.

How E2open can help 

E2open’s multi-tier functionalities enable you to capture the core benefits of outsourced manufacturing while mitigating the associated supply chain risks. E2open provides a collaborative platform for enterprises to manage and automate their supply chain processes in an outsourced manufacturing environment. The solution provides all participants with near-real-time, end-to-end visibility, enabling both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and contract manufacturers (CMs) to collaborate with component suppliers on long-term forecasts, orders, and shipments, to ensure effective demand-supply synchronization.

Find out how E2open can help your organization:

  • Achieve outsourced cost-reduction targets by consolidating spend across the supply chain
  • Implement a buy-sell program to maintain control over strategic components purchased through manufacturing partners
  • Ensure sub-tier suppliers are placing orders for components and capacity to meet forecasts
  • Reduce stockouts through fast demand fulfillment and upside visibility
  • Automate and standardize business-to-business (B2B) integration and supply chain business processes, including order and inventory management, buy-sell, procurement, and logistics
  • Enable sophisticated business intelligence and reporting to promote continuous process improvement

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I need to cut costs, but can’t afford to compromise on product quality or delivery reliability.

Particularly in today’s cash-constrained economy, it is imperative that financial and procurement professionals are able to balance the need to reduce costs continuously while still maintaining the service levels and quality the business expects. The million-dollar question seems to be, “How can I simultaneously improve product quality and cut costs?” In a word: efficiency.

How E2open can help 

To improve customer service without increasing spending, E2open offers the technologies and services needed to boost operational efficiencies and divert human resources back to the core functions of the business. E2open solutions are designed specifically to integrate with most internal systems and synchronize information across multiple enterprises, allowing near-real-time visibility across 100 percent of trading partners, regardless of technical sophistication. Additionally, E2open enables complete process automation—from B2B integration to centralized procurement centers that can buy then sell components to manufacturing partners to more sophisticated multilevel vendor-managed inventory programs.

Find out how E2open can help your organization:

  • Consolidate spend and improve procurement efficiencies via process automation
  • Improve inventory turns while reducing excess and obsolete inventories
  • Improve productivity and reduce operational costs
  • Mitigate supply risk through real-time visibility, collaboration, and analytics

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My employees—and trading partners—need to speak the same language.

Without communication standards and performance measures, it is nearly impossible for financial and procurement professionals to ensure that processes run efficiently and external trading partners act in the best interest of the organization. What is needed is a “single version of the truth”—created by establishing end-to-end supply chain standards for systems, data, processes, and partner performance.

How E2open can help 

E2open enables companies to provide their partners with a “single version of the truth.” These standards also allow internal and external parties to collaborate and carry out business processes in an automated, seamless fashion, as if they were an extension of your company. E2open also facilitates sophisticated performance management with standard metrics and reporting, enabling you to monitor suppliers continually and ensure all parties are aligned to common goals. Finally, E2open extends the value of your current B2B program by offering protocol-agnostic technology and reusable maps to onboard 100 percent of trading partners, regardless of technical sophistication.

Find out how E2open can help your organization:

  • Establish standards for systems, data, and processes across internal and external parties
  • Establish and enforce supplier performance standards
  • Integrate with 100 percent of trading partners, regardless of individual protocols or systems

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