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Improve Your Warehouse the Easy Way with Supply Chain Analytics

By September 19, 2014May 12th, 2020No Comments

Do you analyze your reports every single day? Daily report bundles are great, but often, flat reports only provide enough info to begin analysis—and if your workday is like mine, you spend all day rushing from one deadline to the next, with no time to do more than just glance at those reports. As management, you need to notice and react to subtle indications, before they become actual problems. The video above shows how you can stay on top of your KPIs and improve your operations—all with just a single glance.

Welcome to the world of Supply Chain Analytics

This powerful tool housed in the Accellos WMS platform offers immediate feedback on how your business is performing and allows you to make decisions quickly, with respect to performance improvement actions. Accellos Warehouse Management System works with Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Sage ERP X3, and Acumatica. To see Accellos’ Supply Chain Analysis in action, watch the video above.

Want to motivate your employees?

Analytics aren’t just for managers. With real-time feedback available in an easy-to-read format, warehouses running Accellos frequently display LCD panels throughout the warehouse. These panels show performance metrics for each employee—which stirs up competition and creates solid goals for every single one of your employees.

Analyze the future, too

Tired of putting out fires and making new decisions after something has already performed below your expectations? With Supply Chain Analytics, you’re no longer required to wait until something has happened before learning how it turned out. With dashboards, you can easily determine if you’ve set aside enough time for inbound and outbound carrier appointments, or if your worker-task assignment is appropriately balanced. If there are impending problems with scheduled events or expectations, you can fix them before they happen.

Start your in-depth analysis immediately

Supply Chain Analytics is pre-prepared with many helpful KPIs tailored to warehouses. These KPIs are based on Accellos’ work within the field, as well as consulting with industry associations. Having to invent accurate KPIs slows your company down, but with Accellos, users can assign already-created KPIs to their dashboards based on what’s meaningful to them, and all KPIs are organized by category so that you and your employees can assign them with no hassle. Even better, all KPIs provide their SQL statements in an easy-to-view format so that IT can quickly modify any KPIs to show different information.

Want more than just a pretty picture overview? Whenever you or your employees want to investigate a dashboard readout further, just click to see the underlying data, and click again to export the data.

Supply Chain Analytics is installed in less than a day, and then it’s ready to use immediately. See more in the video above.

Alerts get your attention

Alerts result from events or non-events that are important to your business. If it’s close to the end of the day, you’ll want to know if critical orders have not been shipped out. If your company has a 90% fill rate policy, you’ll want to know about that order that’s about to be shipped with an 80% fill rate. Is there more workload than workers? What if an employee logged out for over an hour?

Hear about it immediately if any of these conditions (or just about any others) are met, and get notified by email, text, or on-screen notification.

Alerts get the attention of other people, too

Alerts can help you ensure that everyone in your organization stays ahead of the curve with alerts regarding performance metrics, but alerts can also notify people outside the company as well. A typical alert would be to notify a customer that an item has shipped, or notifying a carrier’s dispatch if their inbound truck has not arrived. Alerts come with an editor for email and text message templates, so that your alerts say what you want to say and look how you want them to look.

You even have flexibility about when alerts are sent. Alerts can be run periodically, meaning that all previous notifications will be sent at specific times, or they can be set to run constantly so that alerts are sent immediately after event triggers.

Want to learn more about Supply Chain Analytics? Watch the video above or contact us.

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