Building a new foundation for change
Merely implementing a new ERP isn’t enough to fully modernize a supply chain and create a more valuable digital network. Processes and systems must adapt as the solution streamlines old ways of working. Manual invoicing, spreadsheets, and traditional control towers utilizing outdated communication processes all reinforce siloes throughout the network. If achieving end-to-end visibility is the goal, these silos must be broken down. Digital processes can automate these activities, while also making them more transparent, improving visibility, and enabling stakeholders to manage the operation of their supply chain in real time.
Traditionally, managing large, complex data sets, while ensuring quality, was highly manual. It required having the right people with the right skillsets to analyze data and create actionable insights to inform proactive decision-making. Modern business intelligence (BI) and data analytics tools have become much more user-friendly in recent years, democratizing data and allowing every user—or rather users with the right permissions—access to the data they need, when they need it, so they can make timely decisions. These data management tools are cloud-based and device agnostic, which means reports can be generated on-the-go for users on mobile devices in the warehouse, out in the fleet, or back at the home office on desktop computers without having to rely on IT or a dedicated analyst to run the reports. However, efficient date management begins at the source, which must guarantee better quality of data, provide the ability to filter out the noise from important data, and facilitate actionable outcomes. If your ERP isn’t delivering the data management you want, we can help. As a one-stop shop, our team of software experts know how to give you the data you need by maximizing the right software application for the right use and integrating it to your core ERP. Contact Datix today.
Warehouse operations have changed, which means warehouse management must change as well. Capacity challenges with warehouse space utilization, increases in SKU counts, operational challenges in the e-commerce and omni-channel realms, along with rising fulfillment costs and labor shortages, are only some of the challenges modern warehouse operations encounter. Additionally, warehouses face capacity and fulfillment cost challenges—and it’s not going to get easier. E-commerce retail sales exploded during the peak of the pandemic, but now manufacturers need to thoughtfully anticipate demand moving forward to manage fulfillment. An advanced warehouse management solution (WMS) can offer support with these issues. From picking and packing, to utilizing inventory space, and optimizing labor needs, the right WMS can orchestrate across a disparate network of facilities, synchronizing B2B and B2C operations and dynamically adapting to constant change, which legacy systems simply cannot do. This approach to WMS requires advanced warehousing capabilities with highly configurable rules, built-in labor, task, and inventory management, and 3D visualization, which a modern WMS can provide. To develop the right WMS for your business, talk to a consultant like Datix. For 25 years, we have helped clients at every stage of software journey by listening to each of their specific needs and offering them a tailored solution.
Utilizing digitization with your ERP doesn’t need to be intimidating. When you have the right software solution for your organization, it becomes simple to align your software and your business processes for data transparency, warehouse management and more.
With 25 years of experience, Datix knows how to bring out the best in your ERP solutions. Our team will connect with yours to understand your business and offer you a tailored solution for achieving your goals. We support you every step of the way from planning to implementation and beyond.
Please note: This blog post was based on the White Paper “Why supply chain digitization is no longer optional” from Infor and updated by Datix to reflect 2023 market conditions