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The Role of Technology in the Supply Chain

Posted by Danielle Leger

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Sep 8, 2016 11:09:23 AM

The role of technology is helping 3PLs (Third Party Logistics) and shippers:
  1. Reduce transportation costs
  2. Improve visibility
  3. Manage inventory
  4. Achieve regulatory compliance
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Technology is fueling the growth of the 3PL industry because of how easy it is to implement and the abilities it provides to be able to manage inventory, source components, and ship & track the parts. The aim of a supply chain manager is to know where inventory is and to anticipate delays and hitches before they affect the final assembly line. At Earthtron, we use technology in our supply chain to increase visibility within orders, shipments and inventory; planning and scheduling within transportation management.


Technology is allowing for supply chain optimization along with:
  • Electronic inventory system & bar coding
  • Electronic invoicing program
  • Computerized scheduling for shipping and tracking
  • Automated notifications for shipping and tracking
Tools a 3PL Needs to be Sucessful:
  • Warehouse Management
  • Customer Order Management
  • Iventory Management, Order Tracking and Shipping
  • Transportation Management, Planning & Scheduling
  • Customer Relationship Management 
  • Invoice/Billing 
  • Bar Coding
Earthtron has all the 3PL Services & Supply Chain Support tools to help you manage your inventory and orders. Click the button below to contact us:
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EarthTron, located in Portsmouth, NH, is an Inc.500|5000 company. Earthtron has been an electronic components distributor for over 8 years. Contact us today to talk about how we can be your 3pl supply chain manager & help you source, warehouse and distribute your electronic parts.

Topics: Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Kitting

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