Standardised data is sent to procurement management via B2B integration and can now be monitored in real time. Your inbound processes will now be harmonised by the software solution. You can communicate with your suppliers electronically via order confirmations, notifications, delivery notes and delivery plans. This provides you with complete transparency with regard to the inbound flow of goods, enabling you to control it professionally and efficiently.
Have your order confirmations all been received? Have the delivery notes been sent fully completed and on time? Are the material/item numbers, quantities and prices correct? What is the delivery quality of the carriers and the packaging quality of the suppliers?
These questions and many more will be answered comprehensibly and in full, all in real time, with the help of procurement management. All you have to worry about are the exceptions and deviations in the process – the system takes care of the rest.
Together with Rhenus Freight Logistics, we were presented with the elogistics award 2015 for the solution.
- Electronic communication with all suppliers
- Clarity regarding incoming goods
- Proactive alerts
- Proactive alerts:
In procurement, the procurement management system significantly reduces the pressure of routine activities, as a lot of manual effort is dropped. The only relevant exceptions and deviations are those which may occur in standardised goods' inward processes. Target processes are defined in advance. Deviations from these, such as a price difference, or non-existent order confirmations, are immediately noticeable. The system reports these automatically.
Proactive alerts guarantee the dynamic control of all the processes.
Transport operations can also be ordered in an automated process. The solution can be extended as far as a credit note procedure and invoice verification, so that manual effort is reduced.
- Time slot management:
Deliveries are planned by booking time slots via our time slot management. This offers optimum convenience to your transport service providers when booking slots. A time slot can be booked for the transport service providers on the basis of the delivery note items. This also has the benefit of providing you with all the information for goods inward.
Do you have more complex requirements for ramp control? Complicated delivery scenarios, e.g. with multiple delivery points, are no problem for time slot management. Parking space management and connection to an automatic number plate recognition system are also possible.
- Monitoring of quality and adherence to schedules:
All the procurement processes run automatically with the procurement management system. There is clarity with regard to the actual performance of the suppliers – you can now make an objective assessment of the quality and adherence to schedules on the basis of the available data.
The solution provides a variety of reporting options. Existing processes can be assessed and optimised in reports. In the event of quality defects and the failure to observe the agreed deadlines, you can consult the available information as a basis for discussions.
- Contract logistics:
Customers’ requirements are easily met by a connection to their IT systems. On the basis of the supplier’s paper documents, electronic delivery notes can be created for example. This allows notifications of transport operations to be sent. The customer can achieve full transparency with regard to the incoming flow of goods.
Delivery notes no longer have to be created manually, reducing the error rate in their recording. When the delivery takes place, the delivery note and the individual items can be allocated to order numbers.
„With the help of EURO-LOG we achieved our goal, transparency over the entire transport network, in a very short time. Within one year a ROI was ensured.“
Armin Bergbauer, CIO Germany & Senior Director Application Development Europe,Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH
„The combination of container management and app helped us to make our container management processes simpler and shorter.“
Thomas Kraft, Managing Director Logistics, HYDAC Verwaltungs GmbH
„The smartphones are much more cost-effective than our previous hardware. In addition, the app has been well-received by our drivers since it is very intuitive and easy to use with the clearly understandable icons.“
Frank Reichert, Branch Manager, Beeger Internationale Stückgut Logistik GmbH
Transparent flow of goods, higher customer satisfaction and cost reduction: EURO-LOG transport management allows Ingram Micro and its customer to track the shipment status across europe in real time.
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Whether in private life or in business: the trend towards apps and therefore towards the better usability and simplification of software products is clearly noticeable. A development that has also become a firm fixture in logistics.
But, we also use the app concept for our web applications: our Procurement Management, the Transport Management System, the Container Management System and the ONE TRACK shipment tracking are easy to operate based on clear web app icons and the user sees all the relevant information at a glance.