Stock outages are a thorn in the side of any supply chain manager. The inability to fill a customer’s need can be incredibly frustrating and it is costly to the company itself. It goes without saying that your business cannot afford for this to occur. However, you can prevent stock outages more effectively if you have more insight and control over your inventory system and your supply chain as a whole. With supply chain software that is modernized and comprehensive, you have more ability to do this now than ever before.
How Can You Prevent Outages?
Supply chain software provides more than just tracking of what is in stock. It can also help you link demand for your product to the required raw materials or the components you need for them. It can help you establish order parameters for every product at each individual location. It can also allow you to minimize the risk of running out of product by allowing you to set up automatic replacements to meet your current inventory objects. Use it to set alerts, but also to manage by exception with action messages.
You can use supply chain software to reduce or build inventory and change order levels based on current needs. Time-phased safety stock and safety time solutions are available. Most importantly, you can reduce forecast management risks that otherwise can hamper your business through long lead times.
There’s nothing more disappointing than a customer who wants to buy and a product that is not in stock. Prevent this problem from occurring. Find the best options to meet all of your customer’s needs and to allow you to have the right amount of stock on hand at all times. This creates better relationships and is a win-win for you and your customers.