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Sage 100cloud: Prevent Discrete Manufacturing Supply Chain Disruption

Sage 100cloud: Prevent Discrete Manufacturing Supply Chain Disruption

Checklist for Mitigating Discrete Manufacturing Supply Chain Disruption with Sage 100cloud

The global pandemic impacted our lives in many unexpected ways. For manufacturers, it showed us just how delicate the discrete manufacturing supply chain can actually be. If you’re worrying about the next disruption to the inventory you need to fulfill customer orders, it may be time to look at how Sage 100cloud and a supply chain contingency plan can help you rest easy.If you’re looking to handle disruptive events more smoothly in the future, it’s not enough to think about supply chain strategy conventionally. You’ll need to rethink logistical strategy and manage supply chains in a way where you’re actually anticipating disruption rather than just responding after it starts.

Supply Chain Impacts

According to Gartner, we can expect the following impacts on supply chains:

  • Materials shortage: Your existing hubs and suppliers will experience issues when it comes to capacity and availability, so your materials could get delayed. 
  • Finished goods shortage: For finished goods sourced from impacted areas, expect to need new agreements due to restricted travel in affected areas. 
  • Labor shortage or restrictions: If your company operates in affected areas, you'll most likely find it hard getting people to work because of quarantine protocols. In most places, social distancing and quarantine requirements are significantly affecting labor, which then leads to cascading logistical challenges. 

Contingency Planning Steps

Here is what you can do to mitigate disruption from supply chain hiccups:

  1. Do scenario planning and then plan the actions to proactively diversify your supply chain and source alternate suppliers.
  2. Document your suppliers’ processes. Include those you rely on upstream and several tiers back or your business could be hindered or completely incapable of reacting.
  3. List critical vulnerabilities. Your supply chain may have a dependency that puts your business at risk if an issue occurs. If a significant problem takes place, such as your supplier going out of business or shutting down temporarily, you’ll be left with delayed orders for customers and no way to generate revenue.

Empower Your Supply Chain

We are in an era of digital transformation where businesses must be responsive and resilient in dealing with unexpected changes. Rethinking your supply chain is a complex undertaking. But having a backup for supply, production, and distribution means you'll ultimately the risk of your entire business being disrupted. 

The most successful companies employ automation for responding to supply chain disruptions. For example, Sage 100cloud, provides active notifications when inventory is at risk or running low. You'll also see the orders that will be disrupted or have critical dependencies.

It’s difficult to anticipate global crises such as COVID-19, but discrete manufacturers can mitigate their impact by improving their supply chain preparedness. By putting the right plans and software in place before a disruption occurs, you’ll put your business in the best possible position to keep operating during recovery.

Put Sage 100cloud Manufacturing to work and start optimizing production, customer service, and on-time delivery. The combination of Sage Operations Management with the powerful financial management capabilities of Sage 100cloud helps you deliver orders on time and on budget with complete insight across the product lifecycle.

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Sage 100 discrete manufacturing software (Sage Operations Management) is one of the most stable and feature-rich business management solutions available. Built for security and compliance, it can be customized to meet your unique needs, no matter what your goals. And with a wide range of integration capabilities available, you can be sure your organization and your people can stay competitive, grow successfully, and ultimately thrive. 

The team at Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting is the Number One Manufacturing Solution Partner for 14 years running. Our collective experience can save you time and create efficiencies with Sage 100 discrete manufacturing software. Contact Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting today!

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