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Industrial Manufacturer Improves Supply Chain Visibility With New Supplier Master Data Process

Published: 21 November 2013

ID: G00247490

Analyst(s): Marko Pukkila, Stan Aronow


A large, global, industrial manufacturing company improved its supply network visibility by creating a governance process and a centralized corporate master database for its supplier information. Supply chain leaders can use this case study when improving their supplier management capabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Prioritize Your Supplier Management Initiative at the Company Level
  • Assess the Current State of Your Supplier Management Process
  • Follow a Formal Approach to Supplier Data Quality Management
    • Plan
    • Analyze
    • Profile
    • Cleanse
    • Enrich
    • Approve
    • Manage
  • Build a Process to Increase Supply Chain Visibility

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