Power Automate Implementation - Supply Chain

Smartbridge, LLC

RPA for supply chain operations - automate inventory management, strengthen department communication, reduce downtime, reduce overhead cost and streamline purchase orders

Supply chain 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.

Power Automate is the go-to intelligent digital automation platform that empowers your low-code users to quickly automate manual workflows, seamlessly integrate with diverse systems and boost productivity. Are you sufficiently staffed to support the growing demand of Power Automate? Is your organization prepared with the knowledge, skill set and capacity to absorb the responsibilities of supporting these possibilities?

For over 20 years, Smartbridge has been providing experienced staff and professional services support business and IT for our large and enterprise clients. Your Power Automate projects deserve the best subject matter experts, and they’re right here at Smartbridge.

Supply Chain Use Cases with Power Automate:

  • 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.

Examples of Deliverables that may be included in this project:

  • Process Design Document (PDD) – Documents the Business Process Flow, Automation design and technical details such as API, notifications, triggers etc.
  • Test Cases – Documentation of testing scenarios along with input data used and expected output.
  • Operations Manual - Document describing the operation and functionality of the flow for hand-off to the support team. May contain governance and security related checklists necessary to support the flow.

Visit our website to read a case study on an equipment manufacturer client that automated their end-to-end, inventory transfer process between their intercontinental facilities for:
Creating purchase orders
Producing shipping labels
Inventory movement
Inventory validation

In our first call, a Smartbridge automation manager or director will discuss your goals and requirements. Implementations may range from deployment of one bot to many. We will give you an idea of timelines and costs and potentially schedule an assessment or strategy call as the next step.

Do you just need temporary staffing? Find our listing for Power Automate Staff Augmentation. Smartbridge staffing options and rates vary depending on your need. Contact us to learn more about complementing your internal staff.

About Smartbridge

Smartbridge is a Microsoft Digital & App Innovation, and Data & AI Solutions Partner, and a 20-year-old IT consultancy focusing on simplifying business transformation. We partner alongside you in your journey towards building a modernized, digital ecosystem.

Smartbridge provides the strategy, implementation, and support to bring your digital agenda to reality. With digital innovation and analytics, establish a sharper understanding of your customer’s needs. Automation and modernization services propel you to your goals of operating as a mature digital ecosystem.

The Smartbridge culture is founded on an understanding of customer challenges, coupled with an empathetic approach. It is endorsed with a track record of providing exceptional experiences driven by our thought leadership.

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