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In the 21st century, changes in the business environment have contributed to the development of supply chain networks. First, as an outcome of globalization and the proliferation of multinational companies, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and business partnerships, significant success factors were identified, complementing the earlier "just-in-time", lean manufacturing, and agile manufacturing practices. Second, technological changes, particularly the dramatic fall in communication costs (a significant component of transaction costs), have led to changes in coordination among the members of the supply chain network (MacDuffie and Helper, 1997; Monden, 1993; Womack and Jones, 1996; Gunasekaran, 1999).


The Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain solution can help. By delivering powerful new capabilities to support direct materials supply chain collaboration through the Ariba® Network, Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain provides the visibility, information, and control you need to meet customer demands and achieve the perfect order.






Sure, you’d love to deliver the perfect order. But as business gets more global and value chains more complex—and you have to navigate an ever-growing array of technologies, requirements, and geographies—perfection starts to sound like a pipe dream. Discover how the new Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain solution can make that dream a reality. Read more



How can the solution benefit my business?


With flexible features that streamline and simplify the collaboration process, Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain enables you to:




How do I get started?

Your customers who adopt Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain will invite you to use the solution and explain their preferred onboarding process. Simply follow the guidelines they provide to get up and running quickly. Read More


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The Future of Business: Supply Chains

Achieving the Perfect Order with Ariba Collaborative Supply Chain Solution