Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Optimize supply chains, vendor relationships and distribution channels

Supply chain management software provides critical capabilities to manage product flow from components to final product. More specifically, it offers tools to optimize supply chains, vendor relationships and distribution channels – and enables the identification of inefficiencies in these channels. Plus, SCM software integrates data and processes previously in silos, and delivers the ability to measure and react to complexities and disruptions within supply chain and logistics.

Top Supply Chain Management Software Vendors

decartes logo
infor-logo
manh-manhattan-associates-logo-en
E2open_Logo reverse
logo_sap-01
Korber_Logo reverse 500x325
logo_ds_cmykcolor_whitebg [Converted]-01
Blue-Yonder-Logo
logo-blujay-r-wh-at-2x (2)
1280px-IBM_logo.svg
oracle-logo

About Supply Chain Management Software

Supply chain management software can help you optimize your supply chains, vendor relationships, and distribution channels. It is important to use this software to identify inefficiencies in these channels, optimize warehouse storage and automate your purchases. SCM software allows you to measure and react to complexities within your supply chain and logistics operations to integrate data processes previously in silos.

Supply chain management software touches many departments within a company because it provides end-to-end visibility and fast access to information on your vendors and customers. Automated workflows can analyze and plan with information from a number of functional areas:

  • Product Development
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Procurement
  • Production
  • Logistics
  • Warehouse Management

Automatic workflows, notifications and triggers are key components of any SCM application. Supplier collaboration allows companies to more efficiently manage inventory levels and product flow. Collaboration with customers gives another level of information to analyze. Seasonal product information, trends and fluctuation data can be used to help set expectations.

Top types of supply chain management software typically include Demand Management, Advanced Planning & DRP, and Finite Scheduling tools.

Benefits of Supply Chain Management Software

Informed Decisions

Users quickly realize the SCM's benefits and utilize the system more and more to access critical data and gain valuable insight. And accurate, real-time data allows managers at all levels to make better, more informed decisions.

Cost Efficiencies
Improved Cashflow
Higher Margins
Improved Productivity
Additional Benefits

Our Consulting Services

Pushing the boundaries of business transformation.

Applying today's best practices, leveraging our exceptional expertise in manufacturing and distribution, and utilizing a flexible and proven methodology, our services are geared to deliver results you never imagined possible.

Business Process Improvement

We build a foundation for your transformation by understanding your unique requirements, assessing your current state, showing you what's possible with modern solutions, developing a desired future state and optimizing your core processes.

Enterprise Technology Selection

We guide your company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to determine your best-fit solution – one that will meet your unique requirements, scale with your business and enable your future vision.

Solution Implementation Management

We combine a flexible, proven implementation methodology and exceptional project management expertise to reduce your risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive ROI and deliver success.

Business Value Realization

We combine industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP solution.

What our customers are saying...

“I would be pretty scared to evaluate vendors without the help of a partner. There is a lot at stake for your company and the vendor. What is really helpful is Ultra can bring an objective way to evaluate these folks, and they know how to keep them honest." Daniel Hanawalt, United Equipment Accessories

“Ultra really was a trusted advisor, especially when interacting with vendors during the selection process. I don’t think there was ever a moment where we didn’t think Ultra had our best interests at heart. There was never a moment where we didn’t trust Ultra was looking out for us.” Tim Plummer, IT Director, Deschutes Brewery

“Ultra led a software selection and implementation of ERP/WMS that resulted in more than $350,000 annual savings from improved processes.” Tom Cesario, VP of U.S. Operations & IT, Radio Flyer

successful-technology-implementation-ebook

An enterprise technology project is a complex and potentially risk-filled process. Wouldn’t it make sense to tap into wisdom from those who have successfully gone before?

This eBook offers informative webcasts, podcasts, white papers, articles, videos and more to create a blueprint for success.

Ultra's Insights

Change just ahead

Distribution Q&A: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – and Smart Changes to Make

Many distributors struggled in the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is old news. What’s interesting – and important – now is to look at how distributors reacted and adapted to a suddenly (and fundamentally) changed business environment, determine the lessons learned from the unprecedented disruption, and identify the changes required to be ready for the (inevitable) disruptions to come.

Video: 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid in ERP Software Selection

The ERP software you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every business function. It’s a significant investment, too. So it’s critical to find a solution suited to your industry and your company’s unique needs. Whether or not you manufacture industrial equipment, you'll learn how to choose the right ERP solution for your organization in this excerpt from a recent webinar.

Top 10 Distribution KPIs: Our Experts Discuss Today’s Most Critical Metrics

In today's new now, it’s important for distributors to do everything they can to shave costs, increase revenue and boost profitability. The question – and challenge – is identifying the processes and functions where efficiencies, pennies and a tenth of a percentage point in margin improvement can be found. The right metrics will make the answer clear.
Scroll to Top