Supply Chain Optimization
Supply Chain Optimization
Supply Chain Optimization Software – SYSPRO ERP solutions
To be truly competitive in today’s business world it is about having the most efficient and effective supply chain possible. Supply chain optimization can be a difficult endeavor for manufacturers and distributors. Changes in trade and capital policies, currency volatility, competition for raw materials, environmental regulations – all of these create uncertainty and risk.
Supply chain optimization connects your entire manufacturing or distribution value chain, from R&D and materials sourcing through production and delivery. Rather than focusing on individual suppliers, you gain a holistic view to enable you to look at your entire system and find ways to improve delivery speed, while reducing costs and risks.
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Whether you operate a single factory or a multinational network, you need all of the cogs in your supply chain to work at peak efficiency to realize maximum profit – procurement and supplier relationships have an increasingly important role to play:
- How can you minimize overall costs to produce and ship your products, while at the same time staying flexible and responding quickly to demand?
- How do you leverage your whole-company spending potential to secure the best quality materials at the lowest cost?
- How do you reduce the risk associated with securing these special rates with suppliers and still adhere to regulations throughout the procurement process, and across your entire enterprise?
- How do you automate the requisition and tender process, minimize manual document handling and streamline collaboration with suppliers?
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If you’re serious about finding ways to streamline your supply chain operations, here are some keys to success.
Strategic sourcing policies can control the requisition process and align procurement activities with the organizations’ strategic goals. By better managing the processes and policies that deal with the sourcing of goods and services during your purchasing cycle – with SYSPRO’s Preferred Supplier capability– you can decrease your purchasing risk, improve purchasing governance and ultimately achieve cost reductions.
By extending self-service of tenders to suppliers using the Supply Chain Portal, you can streamline collaboration with suppliers, minimize document handling and improve transparency and governance in the procurement process. A Request for Quote capability provides the ability to extend a formal invitation to suppliers to tender on the supply of goods or services, automates the creation of the RFQ from a Requisition, and allows servicing of the RFQ directly by suppliers online.
How mature are your suppliers? What is their typical lead time and capacity? Do you have next-tier suppliers as backup? SYSPRO ERP Software gives you tools to measure performance and identify where you might have gaps. It also helps you identify which suppliers meet your goals for sustainability, such as use of recycled materials, and which ones might partner with you to share incentives. ERP solutions like SYSPRO offer you automated alerts so you can identify supplier issues and resolve them quickly.
How vulnerable is your supply chain to issues like seasonality, government or market forces, or other risks? Supply chain optimization in partnership with your ERP software should give you the visibility to identify constraints in the system, such as spikes in fuel costs or even the potential for climate-based disasters. That way you can mitigate and hedge against risks.
It’s simple: inventory costs. That’s one reason why so many firms are moving to Lean manufacturing and just-in-time delivery. With an ERP platform that combines advanced scheduling, demand inventory forecasting and Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), you can stock just what you need, in response to demand, reducing both costs and waste. You can also purchase raw materials wisely taking into account issues like seasonality. And, SYSPRO ERP Software empowers you to model stock levels and do “what if” simulations that show the trade-offs of time and money.
Managing your supply chain effectively means handling reverse product flow, too. SYSPRO ERP software helps streamline return logistics with visibility back through to R&D. And, if you operate in an industry like health or safety, SYSPRO enables you to track quality data on both products and their ingredients, from purchasing through inspection, manufacturing, stocking and sales. Traceability of lots helps you stay in compliance and respond quickly to recalls.
Supply chain optimization includes finding ways to reduce delivery and storage costs. For example, ERP solutions like SYSPRO’s feature container management, so you can optimize shipping costs and gain schedule predictability. Should you move your warehouse location to be closer to customers? SYSPRO ERP can help you decide, with tools to model and analyze your total landed costs across the supply chain.
Do you have a good handle on which products are slow-moving, excess, active or static? SYSPRO enables you to analyze stock codes (SKUs) at a granular level, so you can see each item’s historical demand behavior and impact on profits. Then from a supply chain perspective, you can balance materials ordering based on product roles – basic, seasonal or safety stock – and analyze where to invest resources.
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