Direct Materials Sourcing
Optimize product costs and manage risk from design to production
Direct Materials Sourcing provides a smarter way to source direct materials by integrating material management, supplier management, and cost optimization into one solution. This provides a way for sourcing to drive optimization from product design/development to production through supply chain execution.
How we did it: Direct materials
What you'll get
Product lifecycle sourcing to drive new product introduction sourcing processes
Product costing of multi-level bill-of-materials (BOM)
360 material/part and category reporting
Simplified request for proposal (RFx) process and user interface
Easy and seamless integration to product lifecycle management (PLM) and operational procurement systems
Rich, clean supplier segmentation, qualification and risk data incorporated into sourcing processes
Collaboration platform for sourcing professionals and engineering during design phase
Why you'll like it
This new capability supports a closed-loop, digital, source-to-contract process for direct materials so your organization can...
- Create process efficiencies across all spend categories
- Capture more savings by increasing spend under management on one solution
- Achieve contract compliance and stop contract leakage through ERP integration
- Source and contract faster by integrating master data across systems
- Source and assign BOM items with PLM integration
- Improve supplier selection to minimize supply risks
- Gain greater pricing and forecasting visibility
Where to learn more
- Video: Learn about direct materials sourcing capabilities
- Solution video: SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
- SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Solutions
- Webinar replay (registration required): Innovations in Direct Materials Sourcing On-Demand
- Datasheet: SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite
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