Sincerus Solutions August 2020 - Page 11

One of the most important functions of supply chain management software is to help with compliance issues, such as export controls and restricted party screening. There are several points in a supply chain where you need to ensure that your company is playing by the rules. Choosing a software that has checks built into the software to do this automatically means that it will not get forgotten and reduces the risk of human error. While we’re talking about functionality, other key functions to seek out are advanced inventory management, demand planning techniques, and delivery metrics. The larger a role a supply chain plays in your company, the more likely your customers are going to be interested in your metrics so they can know they have a good business relationship with you. Picking the right software also means it will be able to scale up or down depending on the size of your company. Experts warn companies not to get too bogged down with technology bells and whistles that make it more difficult to manage your supply chain. If you don’t have straightforward, replicable processes in place, then the complexity that comes from adding in software with too many advanced features will actually make the situation chaotic and worse. SINCERUS SOLUTIONS | RECRUITING & STAFFING SOLUTIONS 11