IFS Supply Chain™
Our supply chain components, together with manufacturing, form the basis
for your supply chain management solution. These components offer the
simplicity you need to better visualize product flows and use the system
efficiently, and you can easily adapt to different distribution models
and working methods. They give you the agility you need to grow and
support change throughout your enterprise and let you take advantage of
realtime communication throughout the order-to-delivery chain.
IFS Demand Forecasting™ allows you to plan visually
using graphical representations. A highly collaborative, graphical, and
interactive tool, it is one of the most sophisticated and easy-to-use
forecasting tools on the market today.
Supply Chain Planning
IFS Supply Chain Planning™ supports integrated planning
across a supply network including multiple sites and legal entities.
Forecasts and actual demands are captured at the end-point of the supply
chain, turned into time-phased supply plans and transferred to external
suppliers or internal manufacturing sites. This improves the
integration between sites resulting in reduced inventories and improved
IFS Inventory Replenishment™ allows you to execute
differentiated, highly automated inventory planning integrated with the
demand forecast. It also makes inventory replenishment more agile by
providing a multitude of planning strategies such as economic order
quantity, servicelevel- driven safety stocks and special models to
handle slow-moving parts.
IFS Sales Order™ lets you manage your sales order
processing at one or more sites and is a fundamental part of the IFS
Supply Chain solution. The solution covers the complete cycle from Sales
Quotation to Customer Invoice and Returns. Various sourcing options
such as inventory, external supplier or manufacturing are supported. To
be able to promise reliable delivery dates to customers as well as
provide accurate planning information the solution also includes
customer routes and the supply chain matrix that holds the lead-times
between sites, customers and suppliers. IFS Sales Orders offers a
multitude of pricing options including customer agreements, price lists,
campaigns, sales promotions, rebates as well as various types of
discounts and charges. Customer schedules can be used to facilitate
forecasts and call-offs in repetitive environments.
SRM & Procurement
IFS SRM & Procurement™ lets you track your supplier
interactions, source components with the RFI/RFQ process resulting in
Supplier Agreements or Purchase Orders. The solution will streamline
your procurement administration. From requisitions to order, through
delivery monitoring and goods arrival. This helps achieve better pricing
from suppliers through centralized purchasing and is well suited for
multisite companies operating in a global environment. Purchasing of
both direct and indirect material is managed including support for
authorizations. Supplier schedules can be used to facilitate forecasts
and call-offs in repetitive environments.
IFS Shipment Management™ is a solution for inbound
receipt as well as outbound deliveries of shipments. The inbound receipt
of material including inspection, returns and scrap. Inbound receipt
can be done based on a dispatch advice received from a supplier or an
internal site or a purchase order. IFS Shipment Management also supports
the outbound shipment process with reservation, picking and delivery of
goods. Transport documentation such as goods labels, consignment note,
delivery note, bill of lading and proforma invoice is created. Also,
outbound electronic dispatch advices are supported. Capabilities include
support for standardized integration between trading partners using GS1
including support for GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) and SSCC (Serial
Shipment Container Code).
IFS Rental Management™ provides embedded functionality for supporting the rental processes: renting in, renting out and handling rental demand on project. Rental demands can be supplied both internally, from own inventory or internal
supplier through the intersite process, or externally, back-to back. A single solution gathering all data in a central component, it offers common processes for rental and non-rentals e.g. deliveries, receipts, inventory management, and invoicing.
IFS Warehouse Management™ helps you manage the entire
warehousing process from goods receipt to point of issue. The solution
includes support for traceability, shelf life management, consignment
stocks, handling units, put-away and a range of reservation options.
Warehouse activities are to a large extent task driven and reported with
barcodes and handheld computers for efficient and accurate real-time
processing. The component also includes a basic solution for reorder
based planning and automated generation of order proposals. Internal
issues of material in stock are managed using Material Requisitions. The
solution gives you support for standardized integration between trading
partners using GS1 including support for GTIN (Global Trade Item
Number) and SSCC (Serial Shipment Container Code). Also included is the
possibility to plan and hold inventory in remote locations, typically
stocks of consumables or spare parts.