Trading Partner Collaboration (Real Time Supply Chain Visibility)
With the number of actors in a supply chain constantly increasing, there must be careful coordination throughout the supply chain between the physical flow and the information flow. Visibility is a requirement for this coordination. Lack of real time visibility causes companies to operate with high inventory stocks, longer cycle times and more expenses than necessary.
CDC Supply Chain includes portal based trading partner collaboration, a set of comprehensive self-serve web applications that are easy to use, rich in content, quick in response and reliable in promises.
Each trading partner is treated individually based on "easy to define profiles", preferences and templates, also for different distinct roles inside the partner company.
Customers: to easily search and find products, place requests and orders via comprehensive web shop features, get prompt information about pricing, delivery promises, track progress and status, and collaborate around returns and claims.
Suppliers: to collaborate around delivery plans, vendor-managed inventory, order confirmation and shipment notification, plus synchronization of product catalogs, prices and lead times.
Warehouses: connecting outsourced or remote warehouse operations with simple receiving, withdrawal, shipping and inventory auditing functionality.
3PL Clients: to provide clients and their customers a real time view on their outsourced operation, including order entry and inventory visibility.