Software AG has announced a new blog series targeted at business-to-business (B2B) and supply chain management (SCM) professionals on its recently launched B2B.com  site. The new month–long series, “Supercharging Your Supply Chain,” will provide product-agnostic guidance to help businesses identify inefficiencies, eliminate issues and leverage automation to optimize their supply chain processes. The first article in the series was published on May 25.
Supply chain management is still evolving; new technologies and management techniques provide an opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to dramatically improve how they operate. Unfortunately, many businesses are not benefiting because they are unaware of the frequent advances occurring in the industry. Software AG created B2B.com as a platform to share this information. Users can engage directly with peers and experts to learn what’s new, what’s working and what’s not. The focus of B2B.com is delivering high quality and high value content via blogs, articles and the community forum — not selling products or services.
“With B2B.com, Software AG wants to focus on the latest trends and techniques in supply chain and highlight the processes within procure-to-pay and order-to-cash cycles that can be transformed by using B2B solutions,” said Jignesh Shah, Vice President, Business Infrastructure, Software AG. “We feel that only a very small percentage of companies use B2B solutions as a transformation tool for their supply chain processes. Those companies are already getting it right; this portal is designed to help the rest who treat B2B just as a document exchange 1mechanism.”
“Although the primary focus is on supply chain trends in manufacturing and retail, we feel that certain areas are also very much applicable in healthcare, energy/utilities and finance,” he added.
Marco Gerazounis, Senior VP Middle East North Africa & Turkey, Software AG, said, “We expect this blog series to create quite a buzz in the Middle East, given its status as a supply chain and logistics hub. Supply chain professionals in the region now have an excellent platform to directly interact with peers and experts to share experiences and industry best practices.”
The upcoming B2B.com series, “Supercharging Your Supply Chain,” will address the entire supply chain process from end to end. Each week, expert contributors will focus on a new topic:
Bringing Order to Order Management.
Making Your Logistics Move Smoothly.
Taking the Pain Out of Returns.
The End Game: Retail.
Providing deep insights gained across organizations of all types and sizes, Software AG’s B2B.com contributors  include Navdeep Sidhu, a B2B expert with over a decade of experience delivering large scale projects; N. Frank Saffoori, a business strategist with almost 20 years of experience; and Arthur Tolda, a technologist with over 30 years of experience delivering projects in sectors from government to technology. The newest member of the B2B.com team, Loraine Lawson, has a unique and neutral industry perspective developed from years of performing critical analysis as a technology journalist for multiple, well-recognized publications. Software AG is dedicated to making B2B.com a key resource for supply chain and B2B industry professionals.