Inbound Planning

Many companies track their inbound planning and procurement costs in an attempt to reduce the cost of goods sold. The opportunity to reduce costs are enhanced by better visibility to both inventory holding and goods in transit, optimized transportation and lower labor costs.

A warehouse has visibility to inbound inventory upon creation of purchase order or transfer order. A merchandising or purchasing system owns the purchase order. A transfer order is initiated as an inter-warehouse transfer or a transfer after manufacturing process is complete.

The interaction between various participants in the supply chain may be achieved through collaboration or by manual methods. achieves this by tracking the purchase order from the individual participant to the destination.

The provides Web-based, real-time visibility of the incoming inventory to a warehouse. This is achieved by downloading the inbound order from the appropriate host, either external merchandising or purchasing systems or from .