To ensure the optimal operation of a manufacturing and distribution supply chain process, adequate supply chain management software is necessary. When choosing supply chain management software it needs to comprise the following:
- A cost effective solution
The software solution chosen for the operation of a business needs to not only be cost effective in terms of purchase price and ongoing affordability, but should also enable business owners to run their businesses more cost-effectively.
Amid continuous fuel hikes, road costs and the cost of energy, South Africans need a supply chain solution that enables optimisation and management of these costs.
- Global partnerships to help you reach global customers
When choosing a software supplier it needs to be ensured that the supplier can help you take your business where you want it to go. Therefore, make sure that the business solution chosen has global partnerships. More importantly, ensure that the company will be willing to create a customised solution for a specific region should you require it.
- Customised software solutions
As every business is unique and every area of operation faces unique challenges, it is important to find a software supplier that will be able to supply or create a solution targeted, specifically, at your business needs.
Ensure that the logistics software management supplier you choose is capable of writing programmes specifically for you, should you require it.
- Around the Clock Support
Considering that the supply chain and logistics industries are fast-paced and financially intensive, it is crucial to fix problems as soon as they arise. Implementing a supply chain management and logistics solution from a supplier that is available with after-hour support is non-negotiable.
A software solutions provider needs to ensure excellent, ongoing support and tailor its solutions to assist customers in managing revenue and reducing costs by driving efficiencies at all times.
- Source the software from a company that is up to date
A logistics software supplier should enable its clients to be flexible and responsive, helping them to contain costs and improve their efficiency. Therefore, suppliers need to be up to date with regard to industry challenges and opportunities and how these will affect the supply chain process.
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