Supply Chain Automation – the use of digital technologies to enhance efficiencies, connect applications and streamline processes within operations.
Uses of Supply Chain Automation
Managing Inventory – Realtime inventory monitoring, expiration date tracking as well as location identification with the use of RFID or barcode.
Managing Warehouse – Image analysis of palletized boxes, automated generation of picking lists packing slips as well as automated recommendations on the proper package that will best fit the order.
Managing Sales Order – Automated order routing for best inventory location for fulfillment as well as estimation of Date of Delivery to buyer based on historical date.
Managing Supplier Relationship – Pre-qualification of new suppliers based on basic data gathered. Compliance and performance monitoring and automated order request once inventory reached the minimum stocks.
Managing Logistics – Real time tracking and automated route suggestion for best delivery time.
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Automated Supply Chain will surely bring benefits, equivalent to precise production and planning of inventory, quicker order fulfilment, better resource utilization, and more visibility into a supply chain to better manage risk. However, automation could be a complicated and long initiative, thus, it requires preparation, studies and correct execution to obtain optimal benefits.
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