A logistics center is a large and specialized structure, which has a separate area and extensive infrastructure. How to manage such a unit?
- ERP system – Enterprise Resource Planning
ERP system is one of the integrated information systems dedicated to logistics centers. It is a package of software solutions, which are used in enterprise resource planning. The basic idea of ERP system is full integration of all departments, modules and areas of the enterprise in order to optimize resource management and various business processes.
- CRM System – Customer Relationship Management
The CRM system uses one of many management concepts that is based on building long-term relationships with customers. What is particularly emphasized is gaining the trust of all service recipients. According to the philosophy of the CRM system, information about the history of cooperation with individual entities should be collected. On this basis, conclusions are drawn, analyses are carried out and the knowledge gained is used in the future
- SRM System – Supplier Relationship Management
SRM system is a modern software that supports company’s cooperation with suppliers. The purpose of the system is to ensure transparency and easy exchange of information in the direction of the logistics center-supplier. Thanks to this solution, the delivery cycle can be optimized to a maximum extent, contributing to easier, more efficient and more effective work, both for suppliers and entrepreneurs
- SCM System – Supply Chain Management
SCM system is one of the most advanced systems that can be found in logistics centers. It was created in order to improve supply chain planning and optimization. Thanks to this system it is possible to constantly control the flow of goods and also to modify the information and data concerning the performed services. The implementation of SCM in a given enterprise is connected to ERP, which integrates all information within one coherent IT application
- ESP – Flexible Manufacturing System
Flexible manufacturing system ESP is a set of machines and technological equipment, which are used in a given enterprise, integrated by a common system of automated transport and storage. With ESP there is a possibility of continuous control of production processes by a computer control system. The system is very flexible – it can quickly adapt to changing tasks or individual parameters. It is very often used in heavy industry and engineering.
- CRP system – Production Capacity Requirement Planning
A CRP system is to determine, measure, analyze and adjust the level of resources load to the production capacity of a given company in specific time periods. The results are usually obtained by means of a balance sheet, which tells whether it is necessary to supplement production capacity, change production assumptions, or perhaps abandon certain schedule items. The final decision on this issue is made by the planner or production manager.
- MRP System – Material Requirement Planning
MRP system is material needs planning which includes a set of processes and solutions that enable to determine the material needs on the basis of information concerning the structure of the given product, stock levels, orders and the whole production. With MRP you can effectively manage deadlines and accumulated inventory.
- MPS System – Master Production Schedule
MPS system contains a detailed plan of production, applied solutions, deadlines and product information, which refers to different time periods. It can be prepared for a day, a week and sometimes for the whole month or year. The main production schedule is mainly based on information gathered through demand forecasts for a given product range.
- DRP system – Planning distribution needs
DRP system can be an independent IT package or one of the modules of MRP system – Material Requirements Planning. The DRP system determines the need for inventories in each organizational unit of a company. It is most often used during the preparation of a supply plan
- APS System – Automatic Planning System
APS system is another IT tool, whose primary task is automatic planning and detailed scheduling of production orders in real time. Through complex calculations and balances, the production plan can be optimized according to the initial assumptions.