Supplier collaboration solutions
Minimize the complexity of supplier onboarding and collaboration
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Simplify, expedite and automate supplier management

Large, complex supplier networks make it harder to rapidly respond to unexpected events. IBM and IBM Business Partners help you reduce the time, cost and risk associated with qualifying, validating and managing your suppliers. A secure, permissioned and shared view of information built on blockchain can help you assess and onboard new suppliers up to 70% faster and avoid disputes. IBM’s global business network and supplier collaboration solutions make it easier to collaborate digitally to resolve disruptions, drive efficiencies and increase supplier satisfaction for critical order-to-cash and procure-to-pay transactions. Embedded AI capabilities such as anomaly detection, cycle time prediction and next-best action recommendations enable you to respond to supplier issues quickly — even in times of crisis.  

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Streamlined supplier onboarding

Accelerate supplier onboarding with quick access to validated supplier data on the IBM Blockchain Platform.

Enhanced supplier integration and collaboration

Digitize and automate B2B transactions across all suppliers to increase efficiency and productivity and reduce costs.

Improved disruption mitigation

Lower the frequency and intensity of disruptions with AI that identifies anomalies in transaction data and provides real-time insights that predict future events.

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Supplier management

Drive supply chain agility by modernizing procurement operations. This blockchain network provides permissioned access to pre-verified supplier information and is built to accelerate supplier onboarding, simplify management and reduce risk.

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Enable frictionless connectivity and collaboration with suppliers and quickly engage with 800,000 preconnected trading partners to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

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