Supply Chain

Companies with manufacturing operations must be aware of the supply chain at all times. They must keep a close eye on suppliers, transportation, global competition, delivery times, increasing and changing demand, and customer service. Aptean offers a full suite of software solutions that fit the requirements not only of their industries, but also the way they do business, so they can keep the supply chain running without a hitch.

ISupply Chain

In manufacturing, the supply chain is the key to profitability. Every link in the chain must be working together to streamline processes while maintaining excellent customer service, find new ways to manage inventory, increase productivity, and reduce lead times.

Aptean understands the needs and challenges of the manufacturing industry. We offer a suite of technology solutions to help discrete manufacturers to meet their unique requirements for proactively managing their business processes, throughout the supply chain.

How Aptean helps you in Enterprise Resource Planning

Effective enterprise management is fundamental to your success, and you need an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed specifically for the unique needs of your industry. Aptean offers Ross ERP, tailored for manufacturing. Whether you’re a commercial manufacturer or involved in contract or outsourced manufacturing, we have solutions designed just for you.

Ross ERP

Who it’s for

Ross ERP is built specifically for process manufacturers that want to streamline operations, quickly bring new products to the marketplace, and easily ramp up production, while cutting costs and complying with ever more stringent retailer requirements and federal regulations.

How it’s different

Ross ERP is designed to support manufacturers that work with recipes and formulas in order to help them successfully manage the variability and complexities of their products and processes, as well as accurately account for all raw material and finished products—which will significantly improve production scalability and product costing and traceability. From one plant to dozens, in multiple countries, languages and currencies, Ross ERP also can be easily rolled out to achieve business process standardization across a global enterprise. With deep industry expertise, Ross and its team of technology experts can give you a solution that is tailor-made for your business.

Why you need it

Whether you are in the process of re-evaluating your existing ERP application or looking to replace your existing spreadsheets, it’s important to focus on an ERP application that has a strong process manufacturing foundation that can support your unique requirements with minimal customization.

  • Streamline inventory management and get accurate, real-time data for higher quality products, faster time to market, quicker inventory turns, and lower manufacturing costs.
  • Make informed, real-time manufacturing decisions to enhance quality, increase plant throughput, contain costs, and improve delivery performance.
  • Protect your brand and your customers with intuitive, easy-to-use traceability solutions that track your products and ingredients from suppliers to manufacturing to end-users.
  • Automate your chargeback validation process and stay on top of high data volumes, non-standard pricing, management fees and rebates, and regulatory compliance requirements.

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How Aptean helps you in Supply Chain Management

A well-oiled supply chain is essential for competing in today’s customer-driven marketplace. That’s why we created software that gives you 20/20 insight into your chain, and the tools you need to make it work for you. We provide end-to-end support—from supplier and customer collaboration to global inventory management and supply-chain execution. Aptean’s SCM software solutions will help you to automate your processes, eliminate inefficiencies, and gain the visibility you need in order to detect and respond to fluctuations. 

Ross Supply Chain Planning

Who it’s for

Ross Supply Chain Planning is a proven, innovative solution built specifically for recipe/formula-based manufacturers.

How it’s different

Ross Supply Chain Planning will help you build a better business by planning and forecasting demand proactively, optimizing production schedules and minimizing inventory investments.

Why you need it

Ross Supply Chain Planning equips you to build a better business with smart planning solutions. Plan and forecast proactively, optimize production schedules for low-cost and high-quality customer service, minimize inventory investments, and streamline distribution operations. Customers rely on Ross Supply Chain Planning to help them increase visibility while reducing stock-outs and inventory issues that waste resources.

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IMI Supply Chain

Who it’s for

IMI Supply Chain is for companies regarding dynamic supply chain management as a key competitive advantage. With high-volume distribution for real-time control of multi-enterprise, multi-channel, multi-language and multi-currency requirements, IMI’s architecture provides for extremely reliable and scalable transaction handling.

How it’s different

Unlike many SCM software solutions, IMI is engineered to solve high volume, complex supply chain challenges and offers a cost-effective, low-risk and rapid implementation that will automate and optimize every operation inside and across your warehouses and fulfillment processes.

Why you need it

IMI is packed with features that will help you collaborate with your partners and give them the tools they need to do better work for you and vice versa:

  • Anticipate your customers’ demand and respond quickly with planning and forecasting.
  • Looking to process web orders? Multi channel order management is supported by our ecommerce store front and IMI Warehouse Management (iWMS). The iWMS uses advanced algorithms to mathematically organize and optimize warehouse operations through system directed tasks, from receiving to shipping, delivering productivity gains in inventory, labor, physical space, time and costs.
  • Leverage IMI’s transportation management and flow-through capabilities, and your products can be shipped from your suppliers' loading dock to your retail stores or end consumers – saving you even more time and money.
  • IMI’s event management framework alerts you to issues in real-time so you can take the appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
  • With a single, consistent, real-time view of your entire global supply chain, IMI’s analytics tools give you greater inventory control to lower safety stock levels, and select the optimal fulfillment channels to reduce cycle times.

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CATALYST WMS

Who it’s for

Catalyst is an extended warehouse management supply chain solution for organizations with complex supply chains and distribution networks that have demand-driven fulfillment in multi-company, multi-site and multi-channel environments.

How it’s different

Catalyst is designed to address unique business processes and can operate with standalone modules that can readily integrate into an enterprise’s existing applications.

Why you need it

In addition to providing seamless integration, Catalyst solutions help you to be scalable by providing an event-driven, rules-based workflow platform that will serve as an integration backbone for future applications. Catalyst customers are able to increase utilization of warehouse space, increased throughput, improved perfect order fulfillment and increased inventory turns

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TRADEBEAM GTM

Who it’s for

TradeBeam is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supply chain management (SCM) software solution for global organizations of all size that want to run the most efficient, collaborative supply chain possible.

How it’s different

Unlike other SCM solutions, TradeBeam is delivered on an agile, cloud-based platform that is multi-tenant, multi-language, highly secure, and integrates easily with other back office solutions. TradeBeam’s state-of-the-art platform allows for the ultimate combination of fast deployment, collaborative tools and deep supply chain functionality. With TradeBeam, you be assured that you will start quickly, avoid costly infrastructure investments, and gain access from any internet connection.

Why you need it

TradeBeam streamlines your supply chain and lets you obtain the visibility required to sense and respond to fluctuations through automated support at each stage. You need to know when the first signs of trouble emerge and take action early, to prevent damaged relationships and costly downtime.

TradeBeam offers comprehensive coverage including:

  • Get real-time visibility into inventory status, including on-hand, forecast, usage, orders, shipments and receipts, as well as real-time exception notifications
  • Learn about key supply chain events and take action early with visibility into order and shipment status across your global supply chain
  • Get up and running quickly and easily with the low up-front costs and predictable investment of our cloud-based platform

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How Aptean helps you in Business Intelligence

Regardless of industry, most companies track and record thousands of transactions daily. Business Intelligence is a way to collect this data in one place and make sense of it with a simple report (or set of reports). Companies who can successfully extract pertinent data from their mountain of information are gaining unique perspectives of their business, enabling them to become leaner and more competitive. Aptean provides business intelligence solutions that help companies tame their data and use it to competitive advantage.

Aptean Analytics

Who it’s for

Aptean Analytics delivers the perfect combination of specialization, simplicity and actionable data for companies that want true visibility into their operations. Powered by industry-leader QlikView and delivered in a user-friendly format, Aptean Analytics will help you drive decisions with the right amount of data provided in the right way.

How it’s different

Aptean Analytics is powered by the industry-leading QlikView platform. With more than 30,000 customers across the globe, QlikView drives real decisions by providing actionable insight through a Business Discovery capability. Business Discovery enables users to dig further into data associations from any number of data sources. By combining this unique capability with a fully mobile-enabled and widget-based platform, QlikView puts the power of the platform in the hands of any user, anywhere.

Why you need it

Data is only good if you can use it. This sounds simple, but businesses understand the underlying truth in this message. The challenge is taking a seemingly infinite amount of data and making it usable in a short period of time. Powered by analytics leader QlikView, Aptean Analytics delivers ready-to-use graphical dashboards designed for your business that allow you to easily spot and resolve any business issues, from profitability to the sales pipeline. And perhaps most importantly, those dashboards are geared toward any organization and any user, not just data analysts. They take away the complexity typically associated with traditional Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. Aptean Analytics serves up data in straightforward charts, tables, dashboards, and other advanced visuals.

Coupling industry-leading analytics and business intelligence with time-tested enterprise solutions provides a powerful, specialized toolset that enables you to manage your business efficiently and gain insight into challenges and opportunities that may exist.

How Aptean helps you in Data Integration and Monitoring

The ability to understand today and predict the future is an advantage. You need technology to help you sense and respond to business events faster, while proactively shaping your business future. Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view—a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organization.

Event Management Framework

Who it’s for

For organizations that require an enterprise-wide view into business issues that can escalate into material problems, Aptean’s Event Management Framework (EMF) monitors systems across the organization to provide a ‘big picture’ view of the events that affect your business and alerts you to anomalies for swift resolution.

How it’s different

Many enterprise systems generate alerts to help you identify trends and react to processes that are outside the normal range. For maximum business impact, however, you need a comprehensive view – a perspective on events that are, or will soon be, affecting your organization. Event Management Framework is designed to provide actionable insight into events across your business. Easily linked with your existing systems and configured to generate alerts in the format you choose, Event Management Framework is a one-stop shop for your alerting requirements.

Why you need it

An organization with state-of-the-art risk management across the enterprise is always a step ahead of the competition. EMF oversees and provides peace of mind so that companies can focus on growth and providing outstanding customer service. EMF combs through vast data from various sources and flags issued based on pre-set parameters. The EMF early-warning system provides notifications through a variety of communications channels, allowing you to run a more agile organization and quickly react and resolve events that could threaten business. It enables you to predict and react to events in any enterprise system, delivering targeted information to the appropriate organizational departments via automated notifications. 

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