21 November 2013
By taking complete control of the order-to-delivery process you can create greater value without greater investments and without starting a project that stretches over several years. The key is to focus on maximum delivery connection together with delivery planning, delivery supervision, goods receipt and invoice administration.
Many companies in the vehicle and manufacturing industries have come a long way in these areas towards their customers, but not towards their suppliers.
There are interesting examples of initiatives towards suppliers that lead to direct cost savings and positive cash flow effects, and opportunities to increase service levels to customers.
It doesn’t have to involve large upfront investment, as costs can often be matched against the added value created as more suppliers, and customers, connect their order-to-delivery processes with your ERP system.
Read examples of how other companies have succeeded with these initiatives here.