How Sage 300 and Sage Inventory Advisor are enhancing ERP and Supply Chain Visibility
The integration of Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) allows manufacturing, distribution and retail businesses the ability to gain greater visibility into all operations while increasing speed, accuracy, efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.
With today’s modern ERP systems, organizations have the opportunity to improve Supply Chain Management. Decision makers with visibility into supplier relationships, deeper customer insights and improved warehouse processes are better able to avoid potential issues. All of these improvements lead to an improved bottom line!
Why do we need Supply Chain Visibility Tools?
The shift in marketplace power from marketers and sellers to buyers and consumers is being accelerated and amplified by the information revolution. As sophisticated end-users demand more product and channel choices, greater customization of goods and services, and swift delivery of orders and information, the supply chain reverberations are inescapable. No matter where a company is on the source/make/deliver chain, customers are expecting more.
How companies are managing visibility?
Companies are responding to this charge toward a demand “pull” model with numerous initiatives:
Sharing product and production plans with suppliers
Collaborating with retailers to better predict market demand
Using relationship tools to increase customer and making strategic alliances with suppliers
Postponing final assemble and customization
Empowering web-enabled technology to provide visibility speeding both planning and execution
Sage Software initiative to manage Supply Chain Visibility: Apart from built-in features to manage customer demand, tracking lots, serial numbers and bins, Sage add-ons are tuned to meet the growing need of Supply Chain Visibility.
Sage 300 ERP Shipping
Sage 300 allows you to improve inefficiencies as well as negotiate better rates with clear insight into shipping metrics, such as shipping details, costs, carrier delivery performance, and shipment disruption information. This ERP easily manages international shipments by generating a Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice, and NAFTA forms. Safe, secure, and controlled! Comprehensive reporting provides greater control and visibility into your global logistics operations
Sage Inventory Advisor
Sage Inventory Advisor (SIA) works with most other Sage products, including Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500 and Sage X3. SIA reduces data entry and allows for importing/exporting between systems. Users are able to access a web and mobile user interface (UI) and a dashboard that provides direct visibility to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and financial information, including excess stock, and surplus orders, stock holding. With the Inventory Forecasting and Inventory Monitoring modules, users gain access to a graphical forecast engine that helps plan for upcoming orders and receive alerts to potential stock-outs. In addition, the Inventory Advisor includes ordering schedules, interactive reports, supplier performance metrics, and classification matrices.
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