Why is SCM Software essential to supply chains?

“According to the EY report, 72% of companies felt the negative effect of COVID.”

Olga BińczakMay 27, 2021

Why is SCM Software essential to supply chains?

At the basic level, supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods, data and financial resources related to products or services from the moment of purchasing raw materials to the delivery of the product to its destination.

The supply chain is often equated with logistics, but logistics is only one element of the supply chain. Today's digital SCM systems can be used by all parties involved in product or service development, order fulfillment, and information tracking, including suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and transportation and logistics entities.

With supply chains beginning to meet the new conditions imposed on them by the COVID-19 pandemic, SCM is becoming more important than ever. Supply chains have come under extremely high pressure in the last 12 months. Enterprises grapple with disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, shifts in global trade deals, rapidly changing customer expectations ,and many other unforeseen circumstances.

“According to the EY report, 72% of companies felt the negative effect of COVID.”

Among survey respondents, all automotive and nearly all (97%) industrial products companies said the pandemic has had a negative effect on them. One of the most common solutions pointed out by responders is Digital Transformation. Moreover, 64% of surveyed supply chain executives say digital transformation will accelerate due to the pandemic.

Our solutions bring together multiple modules each designed to digitize, integrate, and optimize specific processes comprising mission-critical supply chain functionality. These solutions work together to streamline the end-to-end supply chain.

Impossible to estimate the cost of transport?

In Codemachine we believe each problem can be solved with a customized IT solution developed for your business needs. We create personalized solutions for businesses. Isn’t it time that your software worked perfectly with your business? We can make that happen.

Our challenge was to create an application that allows you to calculate travel costs taking into account many parameters. Route optimization algorithm takes into account the real factors such as road conditions, fixed fees, ADR classes, or road orders and bans.

This enables the identification of the fastest and most optimal routes in seconds and eliminates the problems associated with the organization of the journey. The manager can optimize and plan another driver. That's not all, our solution also allows us to verify the compliance of data from invoices from carriers.

The route calculator allows you to configure such features as the dimensions of the vehicle or its weight and uses the HERE API in order to calculate the route to be offered to the user. The web application integrates with HereMaps and allows you to calculate travel costs taking into account all the necessary parameters.

Lack of information about available stock?

Our customer is a well-known manufacturer of hygiene products. Daily he ships a few hundred palettes of manufactured goods around Europe. They were facing a problem in which information required to plan shipments was available in a few different sources (SAP ERP system, production system, WMS system). Moreover, part of manufactured goods needs to be sent to quarantine - so even though they are available on stock, they cannot be shipped. Together with the customer, we build a solution that can gather all this information from different sources, merge them, optimize and suggest the best possible way to plan the shipment.

The challenge was also to create a tool that will not be problematic in use to inexperienced staff. To meet this, we created a user interface based on a tool they already know, so it is way easier to adapt. As a result, the customer managed to reduce costs of shipments and increased shipments department efficiency.

Learn how Codemachine can help your organization leverage more efficient tools for a business function.  Let’s talk about your project! Contact us at: scm.c9e.dev