The primary purpose for the existence of any supply chain is to satisfy customer needs and business profits. Supply chain activities begin with a customer order and end when a satisfied customer pays for their purchase. This is 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 supply chain management (SCM) tools to identify such activities can work on reducing and eliminating these non-added value 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.
Supply Chain Management System
Epicor offers an extensive range of SCM software as part of our end-to-end ERP solutions. Based on an industry leading service oriented architecture (SOA), Epicor SCM is complemented by an array of enterprise capabilities, including customer relationship management (CRM), supplier relationship management (SRM), and supply chain execution (SCE).
For distributors that produce or assemble their items, Epicor SCM goes beyond traditional kitting functionality by offering comprehensive production management. Epicor 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.
Whether you need to track a few transactions using barcodes and RFID tags or need to manage a set of warehouses globally, Epicor SCM 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.