Supplier and Subsupplier Collaboration |
Corporate viability and economic success rely more
and more on superior agility and collaboration capabilities.
Companies are discovering that market share is
won and lost on the supply chain front. Phone calls,
faxes and emails with sub-suppliers are difficult to manage,
waste time and can lead to major disruptions in your ability
to deliver product on time.
To succeed, you must be able
to control supply chain cost, satisfy customer demand and
bring products to market faster than the competition. Supplier
collaboration can improve time-to-market performance, reduce
inventories and shrink order fulfillment cycle times. As
demand, supply, and regulatory conditions continue to shift,
a flexible technology infrastructure that
can be deployed quickly to meet these conditions becomes
a necessity for success.
iSC is designed to support continuous process improvement for enterprises
competing in this time-critical environment by providing a
simple, yet powerful, supply chain visibility tool set. iSC
capitalizes on the information readily available in your existing
applications and provides the tools that will enable you to make
dramatic enhancements to your operational efficiency
without spending a great deal of time and money on customizations.
Intuitive user navigation, online help and documentation, advanced
job scheduling, flexible procurement processing, document archiving
and retrieval, report automation, user definable interfaces and much
more are all standard product features available within iSC.
Streamlining communication with your suppliers ensures
better inventory visibility and more accurate shipments.
Internet based, iSC enables the rapid exchange
of information between you and your supply base. With
only Internet access and a standard Web browser, suppliers
can be linked to your demand stream.
allows suppliers to display and download demand via the
Web (supported formats include EDI, PDF, XML,
and CSV files). If your suppliers are EDI capable,
all transactions can be transmitted via EDI. While supporting
standards and providing a robust feature set is important,
the ability to administer a business application in an
operationally efficient manner is critical to the long-term
cost of ownership.
Suppliers and sub-suppliers can enter Advance Shipment Notices (ASNs) online using the simple web forms that are preloaded with the buyer’s order information. Shipments can be maintained by the supplier right up to the moment the truck leaves the dock. Once the shipment is posted by the supplier, the information is immediately updated against the customer order and cannot be shipped against twice. When the buyer accepts the shipment, whole or partial, the shipping data can be exported to their application for further processing. A supplier scorecard is updated after each receipt is posted and is available online.
Suppliers can print compliant shipping labels and documents over the Internet. All label formats for detail, master and mixed load containers are designed to insure an efficient receiving process of the inbound shipment. With the optional scanning module the inbound shipment notification can be matched against the actual shipment providing immediate feedback of any shipping discrepancies; and you do not have to worry about MMOG/LE sub-supplier compliance.
- Track all business documents that are exchanged
- Recall statistics of documents, dates, reference numbers and control numbers
- Archive and retrieval of received
data, raw data, data that’s been sent, and reports
and processing logs
- View document status by user defined formats, date, or document type
- Document status is available in a detailed or summarized report