Supply chain growth can be scary, even though it’s a goal distributors set for their business. If you’re not prepared to take your supply chain to the next level, then it’s possible your operations will suffer. It’s easy to put aside plans for improvement when things are going well. However, as soon as there is a break in the supply chain, you’ll end up kicking yourself for not being prepared. Implement your supply chain solutions now, and you’ll be surprised how you can improve productivity and profitability, as well as position yourself for successful growth.
While trying to satisfy your growing list of customers, you are likely adding to your list of suppliers and may even be adding to your own internal head count. Additional variables with manufacturing operations, pack-and-ship procedures, shipping methods, and other warehouse activities create even more challenges to getting the right products to the right customers as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Which is why it’s important to add supply chain management (SCM) software solutions to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software before your supply chain gets too complicated.
Epicor® ERP and SCM software can give you the insight and control over your supply chain that you can use to drive growth, and be prepared when the unexpected happens. Right out-of-the-box, Epicor software solutions offer robust warehouse management, inventory control, multi-channel order processing, streamlined inbound and outbound tracking, and much more. Organize your suppliers and vendors into the software so you can quickly put your fingers on your sourcing options. Knowing which suppliers can provide the items you need can protect your manufacturing operations when there are unexpected delivery delays or price changes. Added inventory control and actively monitoring inventory levels will save cash flow by reducing the chance for overbuying excess inventory or from running out at the worst possible time. With the right technology, you can actively control what inventory you need to satisfy a customer order and how you can get it at the right price and in time for your own manufacturing, kitting, or other product handling operations.
Whether you make-to-order, make-to-stock, or engineer-to-order, Epicor SCM and sourcing solutions will save time, reduce costs, and provide the flexibility to make changes as customer demand changes. Using your technology to consistently deliver high quality, affordable products will strengthen customer loyalty and position your business for further growth. Contact RAM Software Systems for additional information about SCM technology and why it’s time to get your supply chain out of the box.
By RAM Software Systems, an Epicor Authorized Partner out of Texas