Solutions & Strategies for Supply Chain Assurance and Collaboration: A Retailer’s Quest for a Unified Buying Cycle

P2P gaps plague retail relations with suppliers, 3rd party logistics and other partners. The impact? Escalated transaction costs per invoice, low contract compliance, longer lead times for orders, slow cash-cash conversion cycles, increased chargebacks and vendor dissatisfaction. A major opportunity exists for streamlining one vision of an integrated purchase order and creating a unified buy¬ing cycle for the retailer, supply chain partners and the overall network. Retail industry analyst Sahir Anand from Edgell Knowledge Network describes how to create a single view and vision for orders and supply chain transactions – from source to settlement to sale – across any channel.

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