The primary purpose for the existence of any supply chain is to satisfy customer needs and business profits. Supply chain management activities begin with a customer order and ends when the purchase is paid for, a process often referred to as perfect order fulfillment—from quote-to-cash. Everything that happens in between should be driven by the single goal of adding value to the inputs and making it closer to whatever the end-customer requires.
But not all supply chains add value. Companies that invest in SCM, or supply chain management software, to identify such activities can work on reducing and eliminating these non-value-added activities, becoming what is referred to as lean businesses. Such companies can deliver products and services to market faster, cheaper, and with better quality, gaining a compelling advantage over less efficient competitors.
What is Supply Chain Management?
MAK Tree offers an extensive range of supply chain management solutions as part of our end-to-end ERP solutions. Based on an industry leading service-oriented architecture (SOA), MAK Tree SCM is complemented by an array of enterprise capabilities, including customer relationship management (CRM), supplier relationship management (SRM), supply chain execution (SCE), and sourcing solutions.
For distributors that produce or assemble their items, MAK Tree supply chain system solutions go beyond traditional kitting functionality by offering comprehensive production management. MAK Tree supply chain management and sourcing solutions are designed to simultaneously handle make-to-order, make-to-stock and engineer-to-order processing, giving you the flexibility to review and update plans as demand changes.
Supply Chain Management Software
Whether you need to track a few transactions using barcodes and RFID tags or need a comprehensive warehouse management system to operate warehouses globally, MAK Tree SCM and sourcing solutions can help you achieve your goals, including automated route scheduling systems that integrate GPS, digital mapping data, mileage, and driving directions to support a customer’s distribution needs worldwide.
The power of SCM
Supply Chain Management combines best in class solutions with industry-specific functionality, giving you the power to plan and execute your supply chain strategies faster and more profitably, from strategic and tactical planning to execution. With analytics at the core, you'll get the tools you need to optimize your end-to-end supply chain and harness the power of social networking to collaborate more effectively internally, as well as with customers, partners, and suppliers. Gain greater visibility into your supply chain to optimize utilization of resources and labor, improve inventory and shipping accuracy, deliver the perfect order every time, and respond faster to customer opportunities and market fluctuations.
Specialized by industry
SCM offers industry-specific functionality for a range of industries, including:
Food & beverage
Optimize the supply chain, from forecasting to production to customer delivery to boost profits. Account for volume-based constraints, such as tanks, ovens, and freezers, to maximize throughput, improving productivity and reducing waste.
Get the right balance between demand and supply, optimize warehouse stocks, better controls incoming and outgoing flows, and be equipped to rapidly adapt to change.
Chemicals & pharmaceuticals
Respond faster and with more certainty to tenders and PARs. Control your supply chain costs and optimize the use of your production capacity. Effectively plan co- and by-products, and determine the least-cost formulation.
Improve collaboration with customers and suppliers, and better manage supply chain complexity to drive higher service levels, lower inventory, and lower supply chain costs.
Make faster and better decisions to achieve more perfect orders and higher customer service levels.
High tech & electronics
Optimize your supply chain globally, respond to changes faster, and improve collaboration across your entire supply chain.
Reduce operational costs and improve efficiency, use collaboration to interact with your supply chain partners, and gain clear, reliable, real time information about your suppliers.
SCM solutions help you with:
- Maximizing profits—See the profit impact of your supply chain decisions in real time.
- Optimizing—Get end to end optimization, from forecast through to planning, scheduling, and execution.
- Analyzing—Analyze your supply chain, manufacturing options, and relevant constraints and choose the plan that makes best use of your assets.
- Communicating—Collaborate more effectively with customers, partners, and suppliers using the power of the Internet and social networking.
- Designing—Create the optimal supply chain network and adapt the network to keep pace with changes in your business.
- Category Management
- Intelligent Fulfillment
- Manufacturing Planning
- Retail Planning
- Store Operations
SCM customers gain:
- 20% higher gross margins
- 20% higher customer retention
- 15% less inventory
- 17% higher perfect order scores
- 35% shorter cash-to-cycle times
- 10% increase in revenue