Supply Chain Manager
eCOLLECTION OF PRODUCT DATA FOR STREAMLINED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
SDI, a market leader in Digital Supply Chain Solutions, was in need of a file transfer capability for incorporation into an Omni-Channel Supplier Catalog Management service offering comprised of over 6,000 suppliers. This offering was piloted with the collection, validation and publication of product descriptions for inclusion in online product eProcurement catalogs.
Several alternatives were considered and rejected.
- SFTP, which SDI had used in the past, was not acceptable to many of its suppliers who either did not have or did not want to rely on IT resources to set up and maintain SFTP clients to make their end of the transfer happen.
- SharePoint was piloted, but SDI’s suppliers again pushed back. Email notifications were arriving in SPAM folders, non-Microsoft users had difficulty registering…