Short Description: The design, planning, execution, control and monitoring of all supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value and synchronizing supply with demand, including avoiding stockouts, minimizing wastage, and providing an audit trail.
Full Description: Several types of products travel in a supply chain from manufacturers to wholesalers, retailers and end consumers. This WorkFlow optimizes shipment logistics and delivers goods efficiently without loss of quality all the way from the manufacturer to the end consumer, avoiding wastage and associated losses. For example, vaccines have short expiry periods and can become impotent or adversely potent even before expiry dates, if exposed beyond a narrow range of temperature, humidity and brightness of light. Common supply chain management WorkFlow comprises utilities to enable entities across the value chain to receive and respond to customer enquiries; collect and aggregate supplies of different orders based on delivery schedules and geographical regions; organize and track the location and safety of storage conditions; manage stock levels to avoid shortages; track consignments against delivery schedules; and track undelivered inventories against expiry dates, all along the supply chain.
Other Names: Track, manage and optimize all aspects of a supply chain, including avoiding stockouts, minimizing wastage, and providing an audit trail.
Sample mappings of workflows to use case:
- Agriculture: Market linkage: Manage supply of seed and shipment and export of harvested crop
- Education: Remote learning: National distribution of school supplies and equipment to public education facilities
- Health: Maternal and newborn health: Manage delivery of supplies to the beneficiary