GEP SMART supply chain operations platform helps large global enterprises manage their supply chains more efficiently by providing powerful, comprehensive AI-driven supply chain operations management capabilities — right from purchase order management to invoicing, delivery schedules to advance shipping notifications, all on a single AI-based platform. This includes end-to-end management of communication, documentation and approvals across all procurement and supply chain operations.
GEP SMART’s AI-powered supply chain operations management capabilities help you proactively respond to variations and fluctuations in demand and supply. With a powerful and comprehensive set of AI-based tools, GEP SMART helps accelerate cycle times by providing greater control and visibility on the movement of direct materials throughout the supply chain. And it easily integrates with all major ERP, MES and PLM systems.
GEP SMART Supply Chain Operations Tool Can:
- Help enterprises get the right products to the right place, at the right time, and at the right price
- Process large amounts of data simultaneously in real time, to:
- Optimize procurement activities
- Streamline material movement across the enterprise through all echelons
- Improve service levels by aligning supply and demand at all levels
- Source better and manage costs more effectively
- Provide full visibility into your supply chain to drive stronger compliance
- Empower your supplier base to improve service and performance with an attractive, user-friendly digital environment that enables real-time collaboration
Powerful, Comprehensive, AI-Based Supply Chain Operations Management Applications
GEP SMART’s end-to-end supply chain operations management functionality helps you streamline and automate all your ordering, shipping and delivery activities.
Advance Shipping Notifications (ASNs): Enable your suppliers to keep you posted on incoming orders, well before they arrive. ASNs contain all the essential logistical information including dispatch and expected delivery dates, pallet codes, quantities, packaging specifics and carrier details — so you can verify your shipments before processing the invoice.
Delivery Schedule and Call-Off: Establish a clear, faster and more responsive digital line of communication with your vendors to cut down process costs created by the inefficiencies of delivery scheduling. GEP SMART supply chain operations tool pulls all the essential information straight from the ERP to help you — and your suppliers — access delivery schedules, transport quantities and receipts, and plan or call-off deliveries.
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Give your suppliers the ability to plan and manage inventory, production and transportation to avoid the risk of stockouts. VMI in GEP SMART allows you to set thresholds that notify your suppliers when stock levels near, or fall below, the predefined limit. Using the supplier simulation tool, vendors can foresee the impact of varying stock levels and plan more accurately.
Forecasting: GEP SMART can connect with your S&OP systems to import and process data such as predicted demand or projected units, to determine potential raw material requirements in the future. This ensures that you always have optimal stock volumes, thereby lowering your inventory holding costs.
Service Orders: GEP SMART supply chain operations platform is designed to manage purchase of services as well as products. The platform comes with the functionality to plan, create, track and bill for service jobs, such as maintenance, repairs, cleaning and audits. GEP SMART’s services procurement functionality helps automate approval workflows, offers greater price clarity and makes the invoicing process more efficient.
Handling Unit Management (HUM): GEP SMART’s HUM functionality enables you to decide packaging configurations and manage deliveries by box, carton or container. It automatically pools instructions from your ERP into the purchase order, then takes note of ASNs before exporting the final data back to the system. This mitigates wastage of time and resources due to incorrect packaging or vendor errors.
Anchored by a central control tower, GEP’s AI-powered, digital supply chain management software helps enterprises prepare for and respond to rapidly changing market conditions with real-time visibility and complete control over the end-to-end supply chain operations.