Israeli enterprise software company SAP SE, announced on Wednesday the launch of a virtual startup program aimed at strengthening supply chains at the SAP.iO Foundries in Munich and Tel Aviv. The program is a product of the long-term partnership between SAP and information tech company Accenture.
A panel of figureheads from SAP and Accenture, as well as SAP partners and customers, selected 12 startups from four supply chain domains to join the program, referred to as the “Resilient Supply Chain” program.
“A resilient supply chain, with risk strategies in place, predicts, responds, and recovers from unanticipated events by either returning to its original state or morphing into a state that is even better at profitably meeting customers’ needs,” said Jan Gilg, president and chief product officer of SAP S/4HANA. “It is about using the right tools to make the right business decisions, even under pressure.”
Over the next 14 weeks, the chosen supply chain-focused startups will receive curated mentorship, access to SAP technology and application programming interfaces (APIs), and exposure to SAP and Accenture customers around the world to develop high-impact proofs of concept that address the gaps and inefficiencies in the world’s supply chains.
The chosen startups are:
Milkman Technologies, a startup that specializes in guaranteeing on-time deliveries for retailers.
Founded in 2017, SAP.iO works to form new partnerships and generate products for SAP by scaling up startup innovation as well as incubating employee ventures. SAP.iO has helped more than 300 external startups and internal ventures accelerate their growth while enabling thousands of SAP customers to access innovation.