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SaaS improves the competitive advantage of supply chain analysis

over the years, with the deepening of enterprise informatization, from special financial software, inventory software, CRM, OA, etc. to large ERP systems, enterprises can apply more and more systems. Without commenting on the effect, we can see that the application of these information systems is mostly aimed at improving the internal management efficiency of enterprises and reducing costs. The question is how much room can internal costs be reduced? When the internal cost is compressed to the limit, where is the competitive outlet of the enterprise

the competition among modern enterprises is actually the competition between supply chains. To win in the competition, enterprises need the smooth operation of the whole supply chain. However, many managers do not realize this. Even if they do, who should pay for supply chain management? The emergence of SaaS mode solves many problems

first, the "fragmentation dilemma" of traditional supply chain management

in the modern business model with the accelerating pace of competition, the position of supply chain links is becoming more and more important. However, the traditional supply chain management mode can not meet this requirement. 2. Desktop printers

at a special meeting on Supply Chain Management in the UK, a participant mentioned that in his European daily necessities company, it takes 150 days for raw materials to be processed, distributed and finally sold from the fishing dock, while the whole process of product processing only takes 45 minutes

take cereal porridge in the U.S. food industry as an example. From factories to supermarkets, products go through a series of wholesalers, distributors and freight forwarders with warehouses, and it takes 104 days

other statistics show that in the value-added process of the supply chain, only 10% of the activity time is value-added, and the other 90% of the time is wasted

the cost of the product depends not only on the product itself, but also on the external of the product. We know that the cost of a product increases gradually from production to the final arrival at the hands of consumers. If there is too much waste of ineffective costs, to maintain competitive advantage, we can only reduce the cost of raw materials and the cost of workers. What problems will arise if we compress them to the extreme? The melamine tainted milk powder incident, which caused a lot of uproar some time ago, not only caused shocking losses to several major dairy enterprises, but also caused Chinese people to question the quality of products. In addition to shock and fear, have we thought about the reasons behind the problem? Is it so simple to ignore product quality due to poor supervision? "The quality and safety of products is the top priority of enterprise operation and development" - this is the simplest truth in the business community. How can big brand enterprises that consumers like and trust not know? However, the survival of enterprises is based on profits. From the acquisition of fresh milk to the processing, packaging and transportation of dairy products, there are too many invalid costs at all levels that cannot be solved. Maintaining a competitive position can only reduce the internal costs to the minimum. At the same time, in order to ensure profits, there are counterfeiters who "take risks" and "take risks" and more indirect promoters who "turn a deaf ear to them"

an important reason for the ineffective cost is the split supply chain management system, and the lack of information communication between enterprises. Therefore, it is inevitable that the distortion and time lag of demand information occur in various structural parts of large aircraft, automobile engine shell and wheel hub in China, so that suppliers cannot quickly and accurately meet the needs of users. The so-called supply chain management must involve more than three legal person enterprises with supply relations. More than three legal person enterprises will have their own interest demands, and each legal person enterprise will benefit from the supply chain enterprises, but who will pay the cost for such expenditure? This is like "three monks have no water to drink". Therefore, what everyone benefits should be paid by everyone, but no one can accurately calculate how much benefit such software brings to paying enterprises

in view of this situation, leading enterprises in the industry, such as Haier, in order to improve the efficiency of supply chain management and reduce ineffective costs, choose to take the lead in building a supply chain management platform integrating upstream and downstream enterprises. This chain based platform integration method is indeed a bit of a "free ride" for upstream and downstream small and medium-sized enterprises. If you think about it carefully, it is the chain owner that gains the most. The larger the enterprise is, the more supply chains it needs to manage, and the stronger the demand for the integration platform. The upstream and downstream enterprises just "share" under this demand. For small and medium-sized enterprises, this platform model has obvious benefits, but there is also helplessness. Equality in the supply chain is a "luxury" for them, and business transactions are always subject to the chain owner. In addition, how can this platform meet other supply chain needs of enterprises? Does every leading enterprise have the power and strength to build this integration platform? Even if it can be achieved, it is only from the original division between enterprises to the fragmentation of the supply chain. Therefore, enterprises hope that it manufacturers can provide a more flexible and open platform to share such a platform with suppliers and customers, exchange information, cooperate with each other, and improve efficiency

II. SaaS mode "integrated application"

at present, enterprise informatization has entered a new stage. The mainstream view is that the integration of e-commerce and management software is the trend of China's informatization development in the future. The key to the problem is how to integrate the management software and e-commerce, and what kind of service mode to integrate. This is a difficulty, and it is also the following point of the functions of the buttons on the panel of the tar source control part of the development of the whole industry:

in 1998, American companies first provided users with SaaS mode CRM system in North America. Around 2002, SaaS mode CRM software began to operate in China and is still in its infancy. Different from the previous ASP mode, SaaS mode adopts the Internet platform mode, which can support multiple leasing and customized applications, greatly reduce the marginal cost of the system, and is also conducive to the transformation of software providers to customer-centric service mode. Therefore, SaaS mode is highly respected by the industry and leads the trend of huge development volume of the software industry

saas mode is more like "water engineering in IT industry". Professional third parties are responsible for the construction and maintenance of the platform. Users only need to pay a certain rental fee every year to meet their information needs. The more people use it, the lower the sharing cost. SaaS mode is quick to use and easy to use. When you open the browser, it is as clear as turning on the tap. You don't need profound professional knowledge, let alone build a complex software and hardware platform, "customize on demand and meet your needs anytime, anywhere"

the author believes that the supply chain management system is the most suitable to adopt SaaS mode. The supply chain management platform based on SaaS mode will use computer collaborative support technology to realize workflow management, so that users feel as convenient as using the internal management system when conducting supply chain collaborative business, without any difference, so as to eliminate the data and gap between enterprises. At the same time, the platform system can not only realize the internal business management of the enterprise, including purchase management, inventory management, distribution management, sales management, return management, financial management, etc., but also support the business collaboration of multiple organizations within the enterprise. The data of internal management and the data of supply chain collaboration are shared, which will greatly reduce the duplication of data, reduce the errors of data input links, and improve the efficiency and effect of information transmission in the supply chain

saas mode's supply chain advantage lies in the construction of supply chain network. Users in different industries can independently use the SaaS mode platform. They can choose their own upstream and downstream enterprises on the platform to form their own supply relationship, break through the single supply chain structure previously attached to core enterprises, and form an intertwined supply chain. Every enterprise has become a node of this supply chain, managing customer relations, supplier relations, and electronic and agile delivery of business documents. (end)

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