Gartner Research

Use Portals to Drive Visibility and Improve Supplier Collaboration

Published: 31 May 2013

ID: G00247523

Analyst(s): Jane Feitler, Richard Adams

Summary

Organizations that are not using portals to connect trading partners lack the visibility to leverage opportunities to collaborate. Supply chain, finance, procurement and sourcing leaders can use this research to start benefiting from the use of supplier portals.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Portals to Provide Effective Trading Partner Communications
    • Recommendations
  • Enable Trading Partner Links
    • Recommendations
  • Gain Efficiency, Agility and Resiliency in the Supply Chain
    • More Rapid Procurement Cycle
    • Reduced Supply Risk
    • Business Continuity Support
    • Growth Opportunities for Small and Midsize Suppliers
    • Reduce Financial Risk
    • Recommendations

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