3 ways in which ERP can help your logistics

Logistics planning is key to optimize supply chain management in companies dedicated to marketing, especially when they focus on product sales. With an ERP we reduce errors, optimize resources, increase productivity and efficiency.

How does ERP software help logistics management?

Logistics management encompasses multiple processes and activities aimed at planning, controlling and developing the flow of goods and services from the source of supply to the final consumer, always seeking the timely and accurate delivery of products at the lowest possible cost.

The ERP system integrates in a single platform solutions to control and automate all business processes. In addition, it connects online and in real time all branches, warehouses and points of sale, favoring companies related to the marketing and distribution of products.

Some of the ways in which it can help us are the following:

1. Inventory and warehouse management 

ERP software has a module with special tools to know in real time how many products we have stored in different warehouses or points of sale, which is essential to accelerate the last mile distribution and maintain the optimal level of inventory or stock.

Even advanced software such as Defontana ERP Peru, allows us to integrate Tivendo. This POS system, specially designed for sales and inventory management, automatically deducts each product sold from the warehouse stock and records the sale in the accounting module.

2. Supply chain visibility

An ERP also allows us to visualize in real time the movement of products along the supply chain or logistics network, including purchasing, order management and last mile distribution.

Among the processes that we can automate or simplify through the different modules of the ERP system, we find the management of production plans, quality control, quotations, purchase orders, materials reception, etc. In this way, we can obtain faster and more accurate results.

3. Order management

With this tool we can organize and catalog the items available at each branch or point of sale, as well as efficiently manage all the dispatches to be made during the day.

This information is important for logistics management, because it facilitates the quick location of the products to be shipped, speeding up packaging and delivery times.

4. Reporter with ERP system

In addition to integrating the information from all business areas into a single database, it allows us to monitor in real time the processes associated with supply chain management and measure key indicators of branches and warehouses.

With this, it is very easy to generate customized reports to optimize decision making associated with supply chain management activities.

For example, we can identify where merchandise shrinkage is occurring and take the necessary steps to correct the problem. Or we can plan distribution logistics management based on projected demand.

Optimize your logistics management with Defontana

Undoubtedly, this is the right tool to improve logistics in all types of companies, especially those dedicated to the sale of products. If you want to implement this system, the solutions offered by Defontana ERP Peru are the best option, because they have everything you need to optimize your sales process and supply chain management.