Omar Nadi, Supplier Management Product Manager, Featured
In a time of global, multi-tier supply chains, manual, paper-based processes just don’t cut it anymore. Continental Tire knew it 10 years ago. That’s when it began exploring ways to automate its communications with key suppliers. A quote from the article titled Continental Tires of Paper; Embraces EDI to Link Up With Suppliers can be read below.
The partners continue to seek opportunities to automate Continental’s supplier relations. Currently they’re working on incorporating risk management into the mix, a move that will draw on “big data” feeds from the network to provide additional insights, Nadi says. Other possibilities include expanding more collaborative replenishment processes, such as vendor-managed inventory and scheduling agreements.
Elemica is more than a pure EDI vendor, Nadi notes, adding that the provider incorporates multiple messaging formats, including XML and flat files. “We consider ourselves a business network,” he says. “Our job is to make sure we can connect any partner independent of how sophisticated their I.T. capabilities are.”