RPA for Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Supply chain and manufacturing environments are riddled with non-industrial repetitive/routine processes that hinder workforce efficiency, resulting in lost time and delayed orders. From responding to purchase orders to addressing supply chain requests, there are various processes within these functions that are candidates for a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) implementation. Further, multiple technologies can also support a newly automated system within these environments, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP).

What’s the Impact?

Data gathered from a RPA implementation can signify how and where processes can be further enhanced. To streamline supply chain and manufacturing practices, this data can be combined with predictive analytics to not only increase efficiency, but to serve as a continuous improvement mechanism within these organizations.

Responding to and processing purchase orders is one example of a time consuming process for supply chain and manufacturing businesses. Through a RPA implementation, inventory levels can be matched against the stock on hand in real-time, and remain visible/accessible to front and back-of-house workers without any human intervention whatsoever.

Execution Time Saved

Our global equipment manufacturer client automated their inventory transfer process between their intercontinental facilities. The end-to-end process was completely automated with no need for manual intervention from creating the purchase orders, shipping labels, inventory movement, and validation.

Supply Chain Automation Case Study

Digitizing Repetitive Overhead Processes

  • Automate inventory management
  • Strengthen department communication
  • Reduce downtime
  • Reduce overhead cost
  • Streamline purchase orders

RPA Applications for Supply Chain and Manufacturing

  • Inventory Management: RPA can monitor and help manage large quantities of inventory, keeping your team notified of when levels are low and need replenishing.

  • Purchase Order Management: Purchase orders often require a manual review process, but can be streamlined through an automated system with pre-set stipulations.

  • Freight Quantity Management: Through automated workflows, RPA can provide real-time updates by relaying information during load matching without manual intervention.

  • Comparing Prices for Customers: Often in supply chain, prices have to be gauged when dealing with customers, which can be routinely searched and matched through RPA bots.

Demos, Use Cases and Resources

As UiPath and Automation Anywhere implementation partners and resellers, we’ve gained extensive experience implementing RPA into the processes of enterprise-level supply chain and manufacturing departments. Explore our insights below to see our solutions in action.

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