Digital transformation is constantly disrupting the distribution and manufacturing industries, pressuring organizations to find advanced solutions to remain on-top of their daily business processes and ahead of their competition. Everything from predictive analytics to the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed how organizations manage their supply chains…and the changes are just beginning.

Supply chain management plays an important role in the overall success of an organization. For example, many manufacturers depend on vendors to provide them with the right type and number of resources at the necessary time to keep production moving according to schedule. However, a recent report provided by State of Manufacturing  has documented, “97% of respondents report supply chain management consumes a significant amount of employee’s time.” With that said, supply chain management can be a time-consuming process if not managed efficiently – just think of the reduced productivity, cause of delays, affected quality, and unnecessary expenses and profit losses.

Now let’s take a step back and think about your organization. Where do you see your business in a year from today? Enjoying increased revenue and efficiency from a cutting-edge supply chain, or struggling to make ends meet using legacy systems? This is where a modern Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can take your organization to the next level – simplify and optimize your supply chain management processes for smoother and more profitable outcomes.

To assist with finding the right solution, we have compiled a list of benefits of using ERP in your Supply Chain Management Plan.


Data Sharing and Decision Making

With an ERP software, end-users across various departments, from inventory to logistics, can share real-time data. A supply chain becomes powerful when data is used at its utmost potential – tracking metrics in real time and using historical data to make accurate predictions, your company can make changes proactively to increase sales, improve service levels and adjust inventory.


Monitor Production

An expanding supply chain consists of many processes and logistics such as production, transportation, and distribution (and the engineering and financial considerations for each of those processes). For distributors that produce or assemble their items, an effective supply chain management and sourcing solution should be 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. This is where a modern ERP solution is necessary –connect every phase of the supply chain with visibility, tracking and automation at each step to streamline processes.



Success means always staying a step ahead of your competition. Modern ERP solutions have made tremendous strides in leveraging data for reliable demand planning. No more shots in the dark—with predictive analytics you can combine historical data with advanced algorithms to determine the outcomes of supply chain processes, empowering end-users to reduce costs and serve customers. Forecasting and predictive analytics tools support manufacturing by accurately forecasting demand and providing information that can be utilized to reduce inventory.


Improve Sales with Mobile Platforms

Comprehensive, real-time data on your desktop is not enough to remain competitive in today’s world. It’s essential for end-users to have access to the necessary data at anytime from anywhere through a mobile device. Cloud-based technology enables sales teams to access valuable information on demand, so they can connect directly with consumers and always stay up-to-date on supply chain processes.


Increase Visibility with the Cloud

According to Gartner’s predictions, over 90% of spending on supply chain systems will be for cloud-based solutions. Previously, there have been doubts about cloud technology, but with cloud hosting, businesses can appreciate 24/7 access to suppliers and customers. A modern ERP solution provides you with information at your fingertips, keeping you up to date on warehouse inventory, shipment processes and reporting systems.


Your Next Steps

When you team up with ACC Software Solution’s premier team of consultants, you’ll receive a team of experts committed to following ERP best practices, from selection to end user training.

Find out why distribution centers across the United States have come to us for over 25 years to execute their software projects—contact ACC Software Solutions today!

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