Supply chain management projects usually are highly complex. Until recently, ROI calculation reports for senior managers and shareholders indicated that the benefits came at a very high price due to lack of critical standard technology. This lack has been overcome through enabling technologies from SAP and HP, leading to a higher ROI delivered through supply chain management.
Today, HP has all major areas of its global printing and imaging businesses up and running with SAP SCM and HP technologies. One of the most strategic IT projects after the HP/Compaq merger was the integration and consolidation of the supply chain, called the Integration Hub or iHub project. HP and other companies know from experience that balance is critical to SCM project success. These companies involve interdisciplinary and even intercompany teams embracing IT organization and departments.
Experience also has shown that the speed and the quality of SCM projects greatly benefit from an external consultant who can derive consistent processes that benefit all members of the supply chain. .
Leveraging the entire skill base of HP's manufacturing divisions as well as HP's rich experience and expertise in successful SCM projects, the HP services organization and other consultants partnering with HP in the SCM business provide comprehensive services.