ERP for Logistics
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is the process employed by manufacturing and logistics companies to manage the key parts of their business. ERP software supports the efforts of resource planning by integrating all the processes needed to run a lean business, such as; finance, material requirements planning, inventory management, advanced warehouse management, sales, marketing, HR and payroll.
An ERP system brings all your systems together, without which, departments often run their own individual systems. Whilst this may cater for the day-to-day departmental tasks and processes, in practice, it often leads to departments working in silos. This becomes very inefficient as organisations have to employ additional manual resources to extract and import data from one system to another in order to produce meaningful company-wide reports in which to make better business decisions.
The implementation of an ERP system can also help you to identify inefficiencies within your business by rethinking current practices and processes. Be reassured with Access’ dedicated team, which will support you and your business through the process.
Benefits of implementing ERP in logistics are:-
Optimize Inventory Control: Managing inventory is a vital task for any transport business. ERP implementation enables the transportation industry to view requests, orders, deliveries and sales, from a centralised location. Transport businesses can use these tools to handle inbound and outbound orders and to determine out-of-stock inventory. It even speeds up the order to dispatch time.
Scheduling Maintenance: Transport vehicles and infrastructure are assets that need to be maintained timely. The maintenance of assets needs to be planned well and regularly as it can affect the business to a certain extent. ERP software gives us total control of all the key processes.
Improves Distribution: ERP also speeds up distribution times. It enables freight companies to manage their distribution flow accurately. It allows suppliers, drivers, distributors, and retailers to be on the same page by sending real-time information about traffic, customer addresses, etc.
Real-Time Tracking: In transit, vehicles need to be tracked on a real-time basis to update the customers. This helps a logistics business with valuable business intelligence.