The balance of power in business relationships is shifting to customers, whether they are manufacturers or end users. Logistics Management controls your last link to these most critical members of your supply chain. Can you commit inventory from the most profitable location? Are you maximizing utilization of all warehouse facilities while minimizing cost? Do you ship on preferred carriers using the best routes? Can you offer seamless tracing of a customer's shipment from the point of order to the time of delivery?
Without integrated tools to automate your business processes and synchronize the execution aspects of your supply chain, the costs of running your business can be prohibitively high.
Many companies around the world use J.D. Edwards' integrated Logistics Management solutions to improve the visibility and velocity of the flow of materials; to obtain real-time access to inventory quantities, conditions, and locations; to have warehouse facilities that are laid out to optimize the resources available; to automate the rating of loads tendered to the customer's preferred carrier; to automate payment of freight charges; and to have the ability to quote those charges at the time the order is taken.
Further integration between Logistics Management solutions and the Supplier Relationship Management, Workforce Management, Enterprise Asset Management, Supply Chain Planning, and Order Management systems extend these benefits to the "buy side" and "sell side" of the business. Taken together, the J.D. Edwards solution will deliver efficiencies that can have a significant impact on your business, allowing you to lower the cost of your operations while you improve the level of service you offer to your customers and suppliers.
The J.D. Edwards Logistics Management solution includes formal partnership agreements with Precision Software and Vastera. Either company's product will work with our system to provide your company with the forms and knowledge required to participate in international trade.