Inefficiency is a problem and Appalachia Technologies has solutions.
Data flow is important in all aspects of business. In supply chain management, inefficiencies in the flow of goods, components, or data, can stymie progress and cause costly downtime. Appalachia Technologies provides technology services and solutions to Pennsylvania businesses that can help the modern manufacturer build a fail-proof supply management system using some of today’s most dynamic business technologies.
The supply chain can be broken at any number of places, and each part of the chain has to be able to communicate with the other parts in order for business to run smoothly. The five major aspects of a supply chain are:
- Material planning
- Warehousing & fulfilment
- Repairs & returns
Since coordination and timing is crucial for the ultimate success of the company, manufacturers have begun to deploy information systems and other IT-integrated solutions to best build a reliable supply chain, and therefore, operational efficiency.
Enterprise Resource Planning
End-to-end software that allows you to manage all aspects of your business in real time.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a process management software that provides a business options to manage every facet of their business. With ERP software’s ability to integrate with an organization’s communication and collaboration system, it can automate many of the back office processes that are necessary to keep your company’s supply chain moving effectively.
The typical ERP system provides the following functions:
- Process automation
- Full-featured and real-time analytics
- Customer Relationship Management
- Enhanced mobility
- Transportation management
- Financial management
Appalachia Technologies's technicians can perform an assessment and configure an ERP solution to fit the needs of your business. With a cloud-based ERP system now available, it mitigates much of the cost that had been typical of a dedicated ERP solution implementation. This gives any-sized manufacturer the opportunity to take advantage of powerful supply chain management tools.
Manufacturers large and small rely on mobile computing.
Appalachia Technologies's IT professionals know just how important mobile computing is to the modern business. As a result, we offer comprehensive consulting services to help decision makers within your organization choose the mobile platform that is the best for your business’ needs. We can present you with solutions that can improve your organization's mobility, including:
- Communication and collaboration systems
- Wireless networking
- Mobile device management
- Hardware consulting and procurement
Having the ability to successfully coordinate is crucial for manufacturers, and is one of the more important considerations every business has to address. With the IT professionals at Appalachia Technologies's substantial knowledge on the design and management of mobile platforms, we can design, implement, and support any mobile strategy your company chooses to deploy.
Data Warehousing and Analysis
Use the data that your business collects by keeping it organized.
In order to get the most accurate information on all aspects of your business, you need to look to your data. If your organization’s data is strewn about throughout several databases, it is more difficult, bordering on impossible, to get accuracy from your data sets. If you can’t rely on the data you have to make decisions, what good is it?
Appalachia Technologies's technicians can build a data warehousing solution that will help your organization be able to better control its data, and be able to properly analyze it. With reliable, real time analysis, your business can improve efficiency, productivity, and alter operational strategies in several aspects to best meet the needs of your customers.
With the technology in place to make your supply chain management and logistics processes more effective, your organization is sure to enhance its ability to efficiently deliver the products and services that your customers rely on. For more information about the technology solutions your company can use to build a better business, contact us today at (888) 277-8320.