25 Jun '13, 1pm

Tweak the Supply Chain From Your Phone via @ebnonline

Bridge language barriers and educate each other, so procurement and IT can build mobile apps based on a common understanding of what's possible. Do it by asking questions. A significant amount of mobile application design and development will take place in procurement, but buyers and the company's chief procurement officer don't always know the available options. Managing inventory may require multiple views, for example, but buyers might find the small screen impossible to use, so preset criteria and automating processes from mobile devices could become the answer. Design systems, such as bidding and replenishment, based on mobile alerts and push-pull technology supported in the cloud. Analytics and visibility will become critical because of the screen size. Pull in data across the enterprise, so the system can make the most reliable decisions. Automation that identifies ...

Full article: http://www.ebnonline.com/author.asp?doc_id=264908&section...

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