Earlier this week I was joined by Dr. Alexander Dreiling (twitter @alex3ling) of SAP Research at the America’s SAP User Group (ASUG) Community Fall Focus event in Anaheim, California. This tw0-day event had a specific focus on field developments throughout SAP and its customer base in the areas of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). The development of procurement and supplier relationship management (SRM) disciplines as a part of a broader SCM strategy has been a passion of mine in the area of sustainability for some time.
Over the past year I have worked with a number of partner groups inside both SAP Labs and SAP Research to understand the best practices and most appropriate frameworks to introduce into a sustainable business network (SBN). A Sustainable Business Network consists of supply chains that provide financial, environmental and social value. The value proposition for SBN across commercial organizations and supply chains include several compelling points and value propositions: