The evolution of supplier networks has given rise to a diversity of network types that vary widely in scope and purpose. In part 1 of our Supply Lines article: Today’s Supplier Networks: Moving beyond Transactions to Customer Collaboration and Global Business Growth, we describe the common network types, their current popularity among buyers, and how the Ariba® Network stacks up in relation to them.   By clearly understanding the distinctions of each, you’ll be better equipped to maximize your network ROI. To read the full article, please click here.


And, if you are interested in learning the steps you can take to realize all the benefits today’s networks offer, part 2 offers a quick overview of seven success strategies to optimize your network ROI.


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