Companies in the industry and trade are facing a rapidly changing market in which high reaction speed, low overhead costs and a lot of flexibility are essential for survival. At the same time sustainability is both a necessity and strategic opportunity and there are huge opportunities that (information) technologies offer for new business models and labor shortages.
Unnecessary manual work and little visibility outside the company walls lead to a slow reaction speed. Buyers and sellers spend a lot of time on manual order processing and do not know the exact status of their orders. Suppliers do not know their customers’ forecasts and have to manually confirm each order line. This results in much wasted time and poor insight into potential risks.
Innovative companies such as Damen, Alfen, Gazelle and Quooker rely on Tradecloud to make their global supply chain more flexible, automate operational processes and focus on exceptions. This allows them to respond quicker to changes. The fast-growing network connects thousands of B2B buyers and suppliers who work together in real time on forecasts, orders and deliveries to lower costs and reduce waste. All communications is stored centrally and always ‘in context’ with an order or delivery.