Supply Chain Management for IFS Applications 10
Export Control Module
IFS Export Control™ enables you to manage your enterprise within the legal requirements of your export licenses and supports companies that are handling parts subjected to export restrictions, e.g. military equipment or high-tech electronics. This reduces risk and avoids the high penalties that can and are levied to those who break the rules. The solution will identify any restrictions that may exist for the part, prevent sales or if a valid export license exists use the same. Parts and denied/allowed parties are classified by supplier, customer, end user, etc. IFS Export Control is designed to enable you to manage your export control procedures in one place and to comply with the various applicable regulations. It enables ordering processes and export licenses to be managed consistently across your enterprise.
Rental Management Module
IFS Rental Management™ provides functionality for supporting the rental processes for customers that want to handle their internal or external rental demand. There is support for renting in, renting out and handling rental demand on project. Rental demands can be supplied both internally, from own inventory or internal supplier through the inter site process, or externally, back-to back. A single solution gathering all data in a central component, it offers common processes for rental and non-rentals, e.g. deliveries, receipts, inventory management, and invoicing.
Shipment Management Module
IFS Shipment Management™ is a solution for inbound receipt as well as outbound deliveries of shipments. The inbound receipt of material including inspection, returns and scrap. Inbound receipt can be done based on a dispatch advice received from a supplier or an internal site or a purchase order. IFS Shipment Management also supports the outbound shipment process with reservation, picking and delivery of goods. Transport documentation such as goods labels, consignment note, delivery note, bill of lading and proforma invoice is created. Also, outbound electronic dispatch advices are supported. Capabilities include support for standardized integration between trading partners using GS1 including support for GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) and SSCC (Serial Shipment Container Code).
SRM & Procurement Module
IFS SRM & Procurement™ lets you track your supplier interactions, source components with the RFI/RFQ process resulting in Supplier Agreements or Purchase Orders. The solution will streamline your procurement administration, from requisitions to order, through delivery monitoring and goods arrival. This helps achieve better pricing from suppliers through centralized purchasing and is well suited for multisite companies operating in a global environment. Purchasing of both direct and indirect material is managed including support for authorizations. Supplier schedules can be used to facilitate forecasts and call-offs in repetitive environments.
Supplier Schedules Module
IFS Supplier Schedules™ improves your administrative efficiency by reducing the number of transactions requiring user input. It is ideal for high-volume manufacturing environments, leveraging repetitive partnerships, with a continuous and high-volume flow of order information. For example, it allows employees to communicate up-to-date material requirements to suppliers with a minimum number of transactions. In addition, IFS Supplier Schedules makes it easier to generate, approve, and release schedules, with several delivery pattern options.
Supply Chain Planning Module
IFS Supply Chain Planning™ supports integrated planning across a supply network including multiple sites and legal entities. Forecasts and actual demands are captured at the end-point of the supply chain, turned into time-phased supply plans and transferred to external suppliers or internal manufacturing sites. This improves the integration between sites resulting in reduced inventories and improved customer service. It enables efficient, simultaneous planning of all sites within a planning network. Parts defined as multi-site planned are planned simultaneously on all sites in the planning network. Distribution orders are used in the planning process for immediate communication of demand and supply between sites and throughout the multi-site product structure for multi-site planned parts.
Supply Chain Summary Module
The IFS Supply Chain components, together with manufacturing, form the basis for the supply chain management solution. These components offer the simplicity you need to better visualize product flows and use the system efficiently, as well as easily adapt to different distribution models and working methods. This functionality gives you the agility you need to grow and support change throughout your enterprise and allows you take advantage of real time communication throughout the order-to-delivery chain.
Warehouse Data Collection Module
IFS Warehouse Data Collection™ is developed to meet the customers demand for a “one-stop-shop” solution for their warehouse operation, including a process driven user interface for mobile devices. The characteristics of the solution developed can be described as follows: Customer requirements for efficient and robust process to be met by configuration; Solution includes a standard transactions library and support printing of labels and documents; and Enable long term support for multiple client platforms, e.g. PC, Phone/Pad Apps.
Warehouse Management Module
IFS Warehouse Management™ helps you manage the entire warehousing process from goods receipt to point of issue. The solution includes support for traceability, shelf life management, consignment stocks, handling units, put-away and a range of reservation options. Warehouse activities are to a large extent task driven and reported with barcodes and handheld devices for efficient and accurate real-time processing. The component also includes a basic solution for reorder based planning and automated generation of order proposals. Internal issues of material in stock are managed using Material Requisitions. The solution gives you support for standardized integration between trading partners using GS1 including support for GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) and SSCC (Serial Shipment Container Code). Also included is the possibility to plan and hold inventory in remote locations, typically stocks of consumables or spare parts.