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ZEEMAN USES SUPPLY CHAIN PORTAL TO SUPPORT PROCESSES FROM SOURCING UP TO LOGISTICS 

........Zeeman is a growing retailer with 1300 shops in 7 European countries.

The Portal supports the sourcing processes, from supplier selection, quality processes up until the creation of their complex Purchase Orders. The Portal manages the Logistic Supply Chain Processes (suppliers, factories, consolidators, logistic operations). Shipments are created, consolidated, track & traced, and received on various continents. The Portal manages the inbound flow by creating a finite capacity planning and provides slot booking functionality.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.