Chinese government to boost furniture industry with SAP Ariba

The People’s Government of Ganzhou Nankang will implement SAP Ariba as the strategic platform of the largest furniture industrial park in China, established recently.

Companies in the park will have access to a digital procurement platform and applications which will support efficient spend management in the source-to-settle process across all categories of spend, from indirect goods and services to direct materials.

As well as connecting to the Ariba Network, the People’s Government will utilise SAP Ariba Strategic Sourcing Suite, SAP Ariba Buying and Invoicing, SAP Ariba Commerce Automation, SAP Ariba Spend Analysis and SAP Ariba Supplier Risk.

“We are on a mission to grow the furniture industry in China and become the world’s largest furniture innovation hub,” said People’s Government of Ganzhou Nankang. “Our ability to execute depends directly on a platform to help us expand business globally and to manage the sourcing, procurement and payment of goods and services with maximum efficiency and speed. It is therefore essential that we have a holistic, automated source-to-settle system that is smart, reliable and easy to use. So we chose SAP Ariba.”

With the Belt and Road initiative driving global business in China, there is more focus than ever on establishing seamless, sustainable supply chains. A number of major home furnishing brands such as Huiming Group, Tuantuanyuan Furniture and Huirui Cross-border Commerce have established themselves in Nankang district. The first internet-enabled furniture manufacturing industry cloud platform in China, kj.casicloud.com, has also been established here.

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