Gartner Research

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Case for Integrated Supplier Platforms

Published: 12 September 2012

ID: G00234723

Analyst(s): Christian Titze


Supplier platforms can contribute to optimized procurement and logistics by improving the exchange of data and collaboration with business partners. This research looks at implementation and user experiences from multiple global manufacturers, all of which utilize an enabling technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Mastering Internal and External Procurement Challenges With a Supplier Management Platform
  • Case Studies
    • No. 1: Supplier Platform Implementation to Improve Productivity
    • No. 2: Procurement Process Automation and Collaboration to Reduce Costs
    • No. 3: Vendor Strategy Consolidation for Procurement Activities

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