World Cup Similar to Connecting Global Supply Chains

June 28, 2018 David Cahn

Ok, I admit it. I have World Cup fever. Since the American’s did not even qualify for the world cup, I have transferred my allegiances to cheer for my forefathers and friends’ dream teams. As an avid “band wagon” fan, I have bared witness to devastating upsets and glorious victories that have made countries celebrate into the wee morning hours or close down work to commiserate their sorrows ...until the next game.

Here in the US we are have additional reasons to celebrate. The upcoming Fourth of July holiday brings people together in food, drink and fireworks.Baseball is under way and fans are filling stadium to cheer on their teams.People are abuzz on the latest American football drafts connecting over who will fill their fantasy teams in another month. Connections, like over sport or holiday, are made every second and can happen between individuals, companies and even at the global scale between countries.What fascinates me the most, is not just connections but the methods we use to stay connected and focused.

In 1930 with the first World Cup, the world listened to the radio to stay connected to the fate of their team and turned to the phone to connect to family and friends about the results. This moved to television and eventually to all the new technologies of the internet and social media that penetrate our lives today. Connecting business processes around the supply chain has also evolved over time too, but even with all our new sophisticated technologies, the simplest method still can prove to be efficient and most cost effective …. I am talking about automated email.

Yes, old fashioned email between buyers and sellers. No complex implementations of ecommerce platforms needed. No big discussions around customer experience User Interfaces (UI) by digital experts needed.  No expensive EDI and middleware projects. Just old-fashion email with a twist of automation. A true World Cup play into the next round.

Think about it like this… what if a Supplier or Customer only needs to be able to receive/send emails to be connected to your ERP and do business with you. Emailed order confirmations and invoices from your suppliers are fully integrated in your ERP system, with no manual keying-in of them, or need to wait for hard copies. Simply send your orders to your suppliers through an automated email process similar to what Elemica QuickLink Email does.

Once connected, these automated email solutions enable any order confirmation or invoice transmitted via email to be automatically transmitted directly into your existing ERP system.  Besides the obvious cost savings, the automated email solution improves communication, visibility and payment processing timelines.  So put the offense on the field and get connected this holiday and tournament season the simple and old fashion way. Learn more about Elemica QuickLink Email solutions.

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