Freightgate Announces? Competitive Advantages of Integrating Supply Chain Intelligence into ERP

In today’s competitive business environment, ERP systems integrated with supply chain intelligence help manufacturers achieve in-depth 360 degree visibility of their Global Supply Chain processes and interactions between the manufacturer and its customers, suppliers, and logistics providers.

Freightgate, a global provider of Logistics Cloud Solutions, announces three competitive advantages for the integration of Supply Chain Intelligence into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system integrated with supply chain intelligence will help manufacturers achieve the efficient and effective use of their manufacturing material goods and provide the global visibility they need.

1) Achieve In-depth 360 degree Visibility of the Global Supply Chain Processes
Continuous improvements in a company’s supply chain management starts with the ability to gather data, measure performance, and find meaning full correlations to transform raw data into actionable information. Supply Chain Intelligence provides a powerful opportunity for manufacturers to gain critical insights and competitive advantages. Manufacturers can identify valuable information breaking down supply chain processes and boundaries to improve interaction points that occur between the manufacturer and its customers and suppliers. By breaking down silos and enabling a centralized holistic view to transportation management, substantial net savings can be achieved through reducing routing delays, improper documentation, poor collaboration, and greater in-transit inventory flexibility to changing retail trends.

2) Connectivity to Real-Time Information
Connectivity to real-time information enables all relevant ERP silos with pertinent supply chain data. Manufacturers must have real-time connections to suppliers to respond to changing production demands. With Supply chain intelligence feeding into their ERP, manufacturers gain visibility into inventory and product availability; supply and demand cycles; and lead and delivery times helping to achieve the lowest possible manufactured cost while improving the cash to cash cycle. Supply chain managers know that measurement and performance are inextricably linked. Key performance indicators (KPIs) and benchmarks can give advance warning of problems in their logistics operations. Predictive analytics can make manufacturers considerably more resilient and agile, an essential in today’s lean supply chains management.

3) Proactive Procurement, Routing and Carrier Capacity Management
Supply Chain Intelligence integration into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems provide manufacturers with more transportation choice to proactively manage carrier capacity and minimize supply chain disruptions. Freightgate’s Logistics Cloud Platform, known as the Freightgate Universe, enables solutions empowering professionals on all levels to collaborate with global vendors and logistics providers seamlessly on a single common transportation sourcing platform for informed decision-making across the entire network. The Freightgate Universe enables greater efficiency in gathering and normalizing information to mine, analyze, measure benchmark providing ability to make timely decisions crucial to business success. The power of leveraging big data requires scalable processing, archiving, storage and extracting capacity limited to a few technology companies like Freightgate who have made sizable investments in their cloud computing infrastructure. Freightgate’s Logistics cloud is the only commercially available platform that supports the DOT endorsed EFM communication standard.

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About Freightgate
Based in Huntington Beach, California, the Freightgate team has been developing Internet solutions for the freight and logistics since 1994, such as its industry-leading Logistics Cloud Platform, offering Supply Chain Collaboration & Visibility; TMS, Global Tender Bid Management; Least Cost Routing, Service Contract and Quote Management; Regulatory Compliance CBP and FMC; Automated eInvoice Audit and Payment; innovative What-If-Scenario Analysis tool; interactive online Sailing Schedule; BFN (Built for NetSuite) approved SuiteApps. Freightgate is ISO 9001:2008 certified.