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Direct Materials Sourcing

Optimize product costs and manage risk from design to production

Direct Materials Sourcing provides a smarter way to source direct materials by integrating material management, supplier management, and cost optimization into one solution. This provides a way for sourcing to drive optimization from product design/development to production through supply chain execution.

How we did it: Direct materials

What you'll get

Product lifecycle sourcing to drive new product introduction sourcing processes

Product costing of multi-level bill-of-materials (BOM)

360 material/part and category reporting

Simplified request for proposal (RFx) process and user interface

Easy and seamless integration to product lifecycle management (PLM) and operational procurement systems

Rich, clean supplier segmentation, qualification and risk data incorporated into sourcing processes

Collaboration platform for sourcing professionals and engineering during design phase

Why you'll like it

This new capability supports a closed-loop, digital, source-to-contract process for direct materials so your organization can...

  • Create process efficiencies across all spend categories
  • Capture more savings by increasing spend under management on one solution
  • Achieve contract compliance and stop contract leakage through ERP integration
  • Source and contract faster by integrating master data across systems
  • Source and assign BOM items with PLM integration
  • Improve supplier selection to minimize supply risks
  • Gain greater pricing and forecasting visibility

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