Every level can view the inventory available with them as well as with their supplier, making it easy for them to place the order.
The ERP could manage the orders. The system would track the number of items to be sent, to whom it has to be sent, and whether the same has been received or there has been a mismatch.
We built an application that would be installed in the devices carried by the sales person. When the salesman starts in the morning, they should start the app as well. Once they start the app, they would receive details on their visits, the routes on map, what they need to do i.e. they have to receive payments or orders etc. The application can run in offline mode, which means even when the Internet is unavailable, they can receive the orders, upload the photos and other necessary details. When they receive the connection, the device is automatically synced with the main server, sending the details to the web application
Offers are managed through this system. If the user wants to see the offers available, and the ones they can avail, they can see through the web application
Similarly, the factory and distributor end can know the demand based on the inventory sold on a regular basis.
The system made it easy for the salesmen to upload their bills and keep a track of the payments made and the invoices raised.
- The transparency between the different levels within the supply chain increased
- The supply chain became 2x efficient as compared to before the system was installed
- The tracking impacted sales and there was a definite growth in the profits