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Wholesale Distribution Digital Industry Podcast

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Listeners can count on this episode of Digital Industries, co-produced by SAP and S.M.A.C. Talk Technology Podcast, for hard-hitting analysis on not only the technology but also how it relates to business and the future of work in the wholesale distribution industry.

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Wholesale Distribution Digital Industry Podcast

  1. 1. PUBLIC Karen Lynch, Vice President, Global Wholesale Distribution Industry Business Unit, SAP With hosts Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo Digital Transformation in the Wholesale Distribution Industry. June 2017
  2. 2. 2PUBLIC© 2017 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. ǀ Distributors must reinvent themselves from a warehouse of products for serving demand to information-centric companies that utilize new business models to gain competitive advantage. It will no longer be possible to survive by simply breaking bulk and having great, legacy customer relationships. The time to digitally transform is now. For years, wholesale distributors have been striving for operational efficiency, especially in supply chain management processes. It continues to be vital, but in today’s climate, efficiency needs to be extended to all business operations. Distributors should closely examine optimization and simplicity as they relate to delivering premium, consistent customer service. Look to change or eliminate fundamental business processes to dramatically change the way you can do business. Move from being reactive and slow, to agile, proactive, and insight driven. Step-change improvements to existing processes based on real-time information gives distributors the ability to make the right decisions and drive immediate impact. This platform requires an IT architecture that provides both stability and long-term reliability for core enterprise processes, and, at the same time, allows for flexibility in areas where change is happening on a constant basis. The digital core is the foundation for the core processes that need to run consistently and flexibly. It provides uninterrupted, real-time transactions and analytics and the ability to work proactively. SAP S/4HANA® was specifically developed to represent the digital core in this “bi-modal IT architecture.” It provides wholesale distribution firms with a proven framework to attain operational excellence, specifically across order management and inventory management processes. What does digital transformation mean for the wholesale distribution industry?
  3. 3. 3PUBLIC© 2017 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. ǀ … is more than the subject of the moment; it’s an important step every wholesale distributor company must face to adapt to the requirements of a digital economy. Listeners can count on this episode of Digital Industries, co-produced by SAP and S.M.A.C. Talk Technology Podcast, for hard-hitting analysis on not only the technology but also how it relates to business and the future of work in the wholesale distribution industry. Listen now For more on how SAP can help you drive your own digital transformation in the wholesale distribution industry, visit us online. Digital transformation in the wholesale distribution industry …
  4. 4. 4PUBLIC© 2017 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. ǀ “Internet of Things really gets me excited. I see a lot of applications where wholesale distribution companies can use the data collected from sensors and provide it back to their customers so that the distributor's customer can actually be more proactive and more profitable, and I think that that is something that is going to change the game for the wholesale distribution companies that choose to adopt it within the next year or two.” — Karen Lynch, Vice President, Global Wholesale Distribution Industry Business Unit, SAP Digital Industries, co-produced by SAP and S.M.A.C. Talk (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) Technology Podcast What is the state of the wholesale distribution industry?
  5. 5. 5PUBLIC© 2017 SAP SE or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. ǀ S.M.A.C. Talk (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud) Technology Podcast in the Wholesale Distribution Industry Daniel Newman, Co-Host  President, Broadsuite Media Group Karen Lynch, Guest  Vice President, Global Wholesale Distribution Industry Business Unit, SAP Brian Fanzo, Co-Host  CEO, iSocialFanz LLC Listen now
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