The most eco-friendly manufacturing organizations use business process automation to eliminate waste and paper and support a distributed workforce if needed.
SMRTR provides a number of solutions to help augment your existing core business applications, such as using digital workflows to automate your invoice reconciliation with two and three way matching and exception handling, which can reduce your costs by as much as 70%.
We also provide paperless processes such as proof of delivery, backhaul tracking, and online customer payments, mobilizing your forms to allow you to leverage your employees’ time more effectively while also retaining talent and reducing the number of days to payment of labor costs.
At SMRTR, we love leveraging technology and innovation to help you create more value in your business. If your organization has been exploring ways to streamline its manufacturing operations management and wants to gain a competitive edge, SMRTR’s manufacturing management solutions are the answer.
Our Manufacturing Operations Management Solutions
Manufacturing operations management is an incredibly complex concept. With that in mind, SMRTR has developed a dynamic, multifaceted manufacturing operations software suite. Each of our various manufacturing management solutions has been purpose-built to address a specific set of manufacturing challenges.
Our core lineup of manufacturing management solutions includes the following:
The manufacturing industry has become more closely regulated than ever before. As part of your manufacturing operations management processes, you not only have to ensure that your facility is complying with its relevant requirements, but you must address supplier compliance as well.
Tackling upstream supplier compliance issues has historically been a tedious, time-consuming, and resource-intensive process. Manufacturing software lacks the tools and features necessary to effectively provide supplier compliance management.
Fortunately, SMRTR’s Supplier Compliance Portal includes the capacities, tools, and features necessary to simplify supplier compliance. Our technology will send automatic notifications regarding compliance requirements to your suppliers which ensures they are apprised of your and other regulatory requirements.
Additionally, our manufacturing operations software includes a self-service portal that enables suppliers to submit their required documents. Once submitted, your manufacturing operations personnel can electronically review and approve these documents to ensure supplier compliance.
Our manufacturing operations software also allows organizational leaders to send status updates and reminders to suppliers. They can analyze overall supply chain compliance, and manage product traceability.
With SMRTR’s manufacturing operations software, your personnel will gain access to these mission-critical tools through a single, user-friendly interface.
Electronic Proof of Delivery
Our manufacturing management solutions also include a robust proof-of-delivery (POD) application. Through our platform, you have complete visibility into your deliveries via your smartphone or other internet-connected smart devices, ensuring that delivery personnel and management are always on the same page regarding the status of deliveries.
SMRTR also empowers organizations to break away from antiquated delivery recording processes. Instead of tracking deliveries using paper logs or spreadsheet software, you can electronically track deliveries from SMRTR’s all-in-one platform. Drivers can take photos, leave electronic notes, and provide updates to management personnel, all from SMRTR’s mobile app.
SMRTR’s POD technology is designed to keep not just management in the loop but customers as well. Today’s consumers expect up-to-the-minute details on the status of their orders. By accommodating this expectation, you can enhance your clients’ experiences and strengthen your brand image within your industry.
You can keep customers apprised of the status of their deliveries through our POD technology without adding friction to your logistics processes. Workflows are initiated automatically based upon the disposition of a delivery and notify back-office staff so that they can process invoices, credits and complete any other necessary tasks.
Accounts Payable Automation
For most manufacturing organizations, accounts payable (AP) represents one of their most persistent pain points. If this holds true for your organization as well, you will reap significant benefits by adopting SMRTR’s manufacturing operations software. It includes dynamic and customizable AP automation technology that takes the hassle out of these processes.
SMRTR technology platform is designed to expedite AP processes from start to finish. Through our technology suite, you can electronically ingest vendor invoices, and this capability alone will drastically reduce the burden on your accounting staff, freeing them up to focus on more dynamic tasks.
SMRTR also enables your business to electronically process its EDI invoices and match those invoices to purchase orders (POs) and received goods. Your invoice is automatically matched and problem areas are identified at a line item detail level.
With SMRTR, your team can also route PO Invoices for exception handling. They can look them up and receive information on them in seconds simply by accessing SMRTR’s intuitive interface. Additionally, they can store invoices and supporting documents for future auditing and record-keeping purposes.
Our AP automation technology will significantly increase the productivity of your staff, reducing the frequency of discrepancies between invoices, POs, and received goods. In turn, this will lead to improved customer satisfaction, fewer billing errors, and a greater purchasing experience from start to finish.
Properly labeling outbound goods is critical to the efficiency of your manufacturing operations. Traditional labeling processes are relatively inefficient, requiring far too much input from a programmer. SMRTR takes the hassle out of labeling processes by providing you with automation tools that will reduce errors and streamline the label creation process.
Our labeling software can automatically transform text and data into barcodes that are then linked to product data.
SMRTR’s technology can produce shipping labels at a much faster rate than traditional methods. With our solutions, you can design industry compliant labels or interactive shelf labels. These modern labels will distinguish your products from those of your competitors while simultaneously enhancing the customer experience.
As part of your efforts to maximize operational efficiency, your organization has undoubtedly adopted a backhauling strategy. While backhauling can certainly reduce fuel costs, decrease wear, and tear on vehicles, and benefit your bottom line, tracking backhaul shipments can also be notoriously challenging.
SMRTR streamlines backhauling with our backhaul tracking application, through which you can effortlessly manage customer pickups and assign orders to drivers that are returning to your distribution center. You can track driver backhauls, provide customers with order status updates, and optimize the overall visibility of your fleet.
Should any issues arise, you can provide customers with prompt, timely updates. Even if your customer is frustrated about the delay, keeping them apprised of the status of their order will be greatly appreciated.
In addition to facilitating backhaul tracking, our technology can also automatically push billing information to your back-office personnel, simplifying the accounting process while also protecting your revenue streams.
With SMRTR, your business will be able to derive an optimized return on investment from its backhaul tracking program without placing undue strain on its back-office personnel.
Additional SMRTR Apps
SMRTR is continuously exploring opportunities to expand our manufacturing operations software. We strategically develop technologies to address the biggest challenges facing manufacturing operations management professionals. Some additional SMRTR applications include:
- POD reconciliation
- Content management
- Customer communication tools
- Interactive mobile forms
As a SMRTR client, you’ll gain access to our full suite of manufacturing management solutions.
Benefits of Leveraging SMRTR’s Manufacturing Operations Software
By adopting SMRTR’s manufacturing management solutions, your organization can access benefits that include:
Improved Operational Efficiency
Efficiency improvement is always a top priority in the manufacturing industry. The higher volume of products you can manufacture and the more efficiently you can leverage resources, the better your profit margins.
SMRTR’s suite of technologies addresses every key facet of manufacturing operations management, empowering your organization to identify and resolve operational inefficiencies at their sources. You can systematically increase efficiency across every touchpoint of the manufacturing process, from label creation to invoice processing.
On their own, each SMRTR application can help your business move the needle in terms of efficiency, but cumulatively, our manufacturing operations software can fuel your digital transformation and lead to significant efficiency improvements.
As you work to manage the day-to-day operations of your business, it can be all too easy to lose sight of your key assets, resources, and deliveries. Such is particularly true if you manage your operations using antiquated processes and technologies.
With SMRTR, you can increase transparency by leveraging our various tracking and compliance tools. For instance, our compliance application will send notifications to management personnel so that they never lose sight of a compliance deadline or overlook a regulatory requirement.
That is just one of the many examples of ways that our technology lineup can give you vital insights into business processes, products, and assets.
Optimized Human Assets
While SMRTR understands the importance of having the right technology at your fingertips, we also realize that your personnel is your most important asset. That is why many of our tools and technologies are geared toward alleviating the burden on them, so they can leverage their knowledge and expertise to accomplish dynamic tasks.
Decreased Operating Expenses
The cumulative impact of SMRTR’s manufacturing management solutions is a marked decrease in operating expenses. You can lower miscellaneous overhead, billable labor hours, maintenance costs, and other expenses, and by freeing up additional capital, you can protect business continuity and improve overall profitability.
You can reinvest these funds to pursue growth initiatives, hire more staff, purchase machinery, etc.
Software you choose to support your manufacturing operations will have a profound impact on your organization both in the short and long term. With so much at stake, you are probably wondering, “Why SMRTR?” At SMRTR, we strive to deliver maximum value to our clients by providing them with access to:
Exceptional Operational Support
Successfully deploying a single piece of manufacturing operations software requires a great deal of expertise and implementing a robust group of manufacturing management solutions requires an even more nuanced approach.
With that in mind, SMRTR provides each of our clients with exceptional operational support during every stage of their deployment and implementation journey.
When you connect with our team, we will take the time to understand the biggest challenges facing your business, then assess how our technology suite can empower you to overcome those hurdles. We will create a custom recommendation based on the unique needs of your business.
Our team of experts will work hand-in-hand with your deployment team to ensure a smooth implementation of our technology suite. Our goal is to provide a frictionless deployment so that you can decrease your time to value.
After deployment, we will provide resources alongside ongoing support to ensure that your staff can tap into the full potential of our technology suite. Our support staff is always available to address concerns or answer questions you may have about your SMRTR technology suite.
Leading-Edge Automation Technologies
Automation technologies represent the future of manufacturing industries, as they enable organizations to optimize their productivity and maximize profitability, all while lightening the burden on staff.
SMRTR’s automation technologies not only facilitate the streamlining of core manufacturing processes but back-office responsibilities as well. Our solutions can be a cornerstone of your organization’s hyper-automation initiative as you strive to improve your positioning within your industry.
A Complimentary Suite of Applications and Software
Although the various aspects of manufacturing operations management might appear compartmentalized at first glance, they are inextricably linked. In light of that, you need dynamic, multifaceted manufacturing operations software if you want to optimize your business processes. SMRTR provides just such a solution.
We have developed a complimentary suite of applications and software that not only share information but also facilitate improved collaboration between your various teams and departments. With SMRTR, your staff will be able to collaborate like never before in pursuit of organizational goals.
Ready to Work SMRTR?
Is your organization ready to expedite its digital transformation and accelerate its growth trajectory? Want to embrace automation technologies in order to decrease operating expenses and reduce the burden on your staff? Need to optimize transparency so that you can better serve your clients and preserve your brand reputation?
If any of this is so, we invite you to explore SMRTR’s suite of manufacturing management solutions. Our talented staff can answer any questions you may have. We can also provide a quote on both our applications and our implementation services.
To learn more about SMRTR’s suite of applications, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation or request a customized product demonstration and witness the power of SMRTR.