The new software release MPO SCS 2013.03 offers extended features for Inbound Management. Extra system features help manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and warehouse service providers to better plan and execute the incoming shipment orders once purchase orders have been placed with suppliers.
The Inbound Management overview quickly shows supply chain planners the status of inbound shipments using color coding. Once the inbound control tower has planned the legs and selected the carriers, suppliers get carrier specific transport labels for shipping the purchase orders.
For all process steps from carrier pickup to warehouse delivery the system provides event management including visibility and alerting. Shop floor users can scan the received products and match against the expected shipment content for receipt confirmation of the purchase orders.