SCM (Supply Chain Management) sounds like surefire saving when it comes to procurement of supplies. It offers more than a better way of meeting customer demands and managing low level of inventory or even having no inventory at all. No wonder why companies invest a lot of millions just for this software. However, automatic execution of sales without having the need for warehouse, stocks and paper invoice could be at hand, if and only if, you’re able to withstand the obstacle of getting SCM started and working.
First, you have to show to your business partners (suppliers) that they would also benefit from the whole process. The thing is, SCM requires effort not only within your business but from each part of the chain. So, in order to establish a strong relationship with them, they should see the additional gain they would have in exchange for the additional burden (i.e. more responsibility for your inventory) they would take….