Supplier Relationship Management Solution
Our customer is a world leader in the production of tires. The company operates more than 100 plants in 29 countries.
Our customer made a decision to upgrade SAP systems, including Supplier Relationship Management Solution from SAP R/3 v.4.6 to SAP ERP and implement SAP SRM as an additional feature. The project involved the following SAP products:
- SAP R/3 v.4.6
- SAP ERP 2005
- SAP SRM 7.0:
The Supplier Relationship Management Solution is built on the powerful SAP NetWeaver platform that allows for integration and coordination of personnel, information, and processes at all technological and organizational levels. SAP NetWeaver facilitates interaction, harmonizes information, and provides comprehensive data analysis. Using SAP NetWeaver, it is possible to perform many processes in the background mode, exchange large and complicated documents, and automatically archive all operations.
Procurement for PM
Contract Management and Sourcing
- Creation and transmission of consignment contracts.
PO: Purchase order
MRP: Material Requirements Planning
PM: Plant Maintenance
PR from PM: Purchase Requisition from Plant Maintenance
Supplier int.: Supplier integration
SRM PO (ECS): Purchase Order in the Extended Classic Scenario
CTR: Contract (Contract Management)
IDOCs: Intermediate Document
The Supplier Relationship Management Solution enables the customer to build effective relations with suppliers. The solution supports the following end–to–end procurement processes:
Strategic procurement and selection of supply sources
- Development of procurement strategy
- Analysis of expenses
- Selection of suppliers
- Management of contracts
- Management of catalogues.
- Self–servicing of employees
- Regulation of supplies through planning
- Purchase of services.
Cooperation with suppliers
- Registration of suppliers
- Joint processing of orders
- Joint development
- Joint replenishment of orders
- Interaction with suppliers.
IBA is implementing the project in close cooperation with the customer. The project is scheduled as a long-term one and is still underway. The development process is built using a standard production cycle that includes the following phases:
- Analysis of requirements
- SAP ERP 2005
- SAP SRM
- USER EXIT
- ABAP Webdynpro
The customer's affiliates adopt the SRM on an ongoing basis. To date, all European affiliates of our customer are utilizing the new system. The solution provides enhanced capabilities for supplier relationship management, resulting in time reduction, quality improvement, and higher transparency.