Collecting and managing Article Data.
Variant 1: for purchasing existing items.
Suppliers can upload item catalogs and inventory data. This can be done easily via the API or via Excel uploads.
The article catalogs are then placed in the Portal and you can then choose which articles can and can't be ordered. The Portal offers management functionality for the article data.
Variant 2: for purchasing items that will be newly developed.
A workflow guides the sample processes and the collection and recording of physical and administrative item data. The Portal offers management functionality for the article data.
Reconciling purchase orders with suppliers.
The Portal presents the purchase orders to the correct supplier.
The supplier indicates whether the demand as mentioned in the purchase orders can be met. Adjustments can be made about delivery date, delivery quantities and quality.
Changes and deviations in purchase orders are being tracked. The Portal provides a clear overview on the status of the purchase orders.
The Portal monitors the progress and reports issues and alerts you in the event of deviations or progress problems. All Supply Chain parties involved will have the same view on the status, progress and possible deviations on the purchase orders.
EDI messages can be imported and exported.
Supplier invoices and transport invoices will be generated by the Portal.
These invoices are based on the goods that have actually been ordered, have actually been shipped and heve actually been received.
All invoices are in the same format. The Portal will interface the invoices to the financial application.
Due to the 3-way match, invoices need not to be checked seperately.
Inbound Control Tower.
Supply Chain Portal provides a real-time overview on the progress and status of inbound shipments.
All M.O.T's are supported (Road, Sea, Air and Train).
All flow types are supported (shipments from suppliers to logistics operations, transit shipments, cross-dock shipments, direct shipments and drop shipments).
The departure and arrival times of shipments are being monitored. The Portal provides Track and Trace information and will alert you in case of any progress problems.
Transport documents (f.e. C.O.O., B/L, E-cmr, SSCC) are being digitized.
Outbound Control Tower.
Based on your business rules Transports are offered to the right carriers.
The delivery addresses / customers are being informed on the content of the transport and their planned delivery time.
The progress of the transport is being monitored. The Portal provides Track and Trace information. In case of delay, the delivery addresses / customers will be informed instanty.
Transport documents are being digitized (E-cmr, B/L).
The goods transfer to the delivery address / customer is captured in the Portal. Any defects can be reported via the App.
Automatic scheduling of time slots for receipts.
Suppliers and carriers can make a slot booking appointment in the Portal for unloading and loading goods at the logistics operation.
Based on a finite time- and capacity planning, the logistics operation is planned efficiently. This diminisches peak times in the logistics operation.
The logistics operation gains a clear and accurate view on the inbound shipments to receive, and the required resources for the receival process.
Also the Portal directs the Yard Management and Dock Scheduling. This prevents congestion and diminisches any waiting times for the trucks.
Solving capacity planning bottlenecks.
Nuancated confrontation of the DC capacity that is required and that is available over time. Per flow type, per process and per DC zone. As well for long, medium and short term.
The Portal identifies and analyzes bottlenecks in the DC planning and offers support for solving capacity problems.
Control of Inter-DC transports.
The correct goods, in the right quantity, at the right time, at the right DC.
Inter-DC transports (Transito, Overflow and Replenishment) are planned and controlled by the Portal.
Accurate view on the returns flow.
Consumers can register a return online in the Portal.
Supply Chain Portal directs and monitors return flows to the logistics operation, the supplier, a repair centre or a buyer.