Step Away from the ‘Set it and Forget it’ Mentality

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When you make a purchase in supply chain software, your dream is to have all your problems disappear and never show up again.  Realistically, optimizing your supply chain takes continual effort.  Which is exactly why choosing a solution that adapts is so important.

If supply chain software solutions were that self-sufficient, then we’d be out of a job.  The fact is software is just software and we still need humans to make all the big decisions…thank goodness.  The right supply chain software can do all the heavy lifting, so to speak, but we still need to make sure that the supply chain is running smoothly at the end of the day.  There are a lot of supply chain solutions available in the marketplace today.  To narrow down your choices, you can start by checking to see what solutions can be integrated with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and offers the features you need to manage your supply chain with efficiency.

The supply chain software solutions offered by RockySoft are compatible with all of the major ERP platforms and they can connect solutions with legacy or “home grown” platforms.  Their solutions include a set of modules that you can pick and choose to suit your business needs today, then modify as business needs change.  The Pack Light Inventory Management Suite is a group of five core modules that you can use to forecast more accurately, manage inventory prudently, minimize stock-outs and save costs, and improve customer service levels.  You can look at sales and customer data from your ERP solution and use RockySoft solutions to create best case scenario projections for future inventory purchases.  The software can look for biases and anomalies, and you can introduce your own variations based on marketplace conditions or trends.  Once you are satisfied by one of the projections, you can move the data into your ERP solution and create a purchase order for those inventory items.  The solutions can do the calculations and provide best case scenarios, but you are still needed to make the big decisions.

No matter what supply chain solutions you choose, the technology can do the hard work, but you are still need to make sure that the right decisions are being made for your business and your customers.  Contact RockySoft for more information about managing an efficient supply chain using the right technology.

By Jeffrey Porter with RockySoft, demand planning ISV for Microsoft Dynamics ERP

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