MarleneDeJager.jpgSupplier management, once considered a nonstrategic process, is now in the executive spotlight – and for good reason. To manage a global supply base and deal with mounting regulations, companies are moving beyond mere supplier rationalization toward strategic supplier management, Marlene de Jager, Account Executive LOB: Procurement for SAP Africa tells SmartProcurement.

The goal is to extract more value from inbound value chains and reduce the total cost of procurement while increasing innovation, says de Jager. The SAP® Supplier Lifecycle Management application is designed to achieve these goals.

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