Inventory replenishment process template with Orchestly
Here's the blueprint we have created using Orchestly for a generic inventory replenishment process. Yours can be much simpler or more complex, as per your needs.
Benefits of automating inventory replenishment workflows with Orchestly
- For warehouse employees
- For suppliers
- For management
For warehouse employees
Quit running around with a stack of papers—submit all your stock refill requests online, in under a minute.
Keep track of requests
Stop with the emails and phone calls. Follow all your requests in real time, and stay updated on their status.
Don't let approval delays cause out-of-stock scenarios.
Reduce supplier lead time
With information recorded accurately, you can fulfill orders quickly and reduce your lead time.
Get a break from the mayhem
See exact requirements at the tap of a button. Automatic notifications let you know what has to be done, and when.
Focus where it matters
Sort your work items to fulfill orders due that week, orders flagged as important, or any other criteria.
With all fulfillment requests recorded, and a complete audit trail available, you can rest assured that everything's in order.
Avoid paperwork, have POCs for every stage, and automate stages to reduce human errors.
Understand what sells
Find and evaluate delays, identify items that are frequently backordered, see the number of backorder days, and more, with reports and charts.
How to manage your inventories with Orchestly
How much do you order, and how often? There's a cost associated with every one. Ordering too frequently will lead to excess stock, and infrequently will increase your carrying costs. Automate your replenishment workflow so you can serve your customers better.
Only managers can approve requests. Only the QA team can inspect items. Define who has to do what, and when.
Get contextual data
Track info on faulty items during the process, and ask users for relevant data in real time.
If replenishment requests have been pending approval for a week, auto-escalate the issue to higher authorities. Automate stages by condition or time.
Auto-update your inventory database
Every time an item is refilled, update your stock DB automatically via custom functions. Code in Deluge to perform any business logic.
Set up order detail SMSes to your suppliers. Mark your purchase task complete in your task management software. Notify any third-party tool via webhooks.
Dynamically select the supplier by adding your vendor DB as a widget at the order placement stage. Have a quality checklist at the item inspection stage. Code extensions tailored to your needs.
What's the cost of damaged and spoiled goods? What's the supplier lead time? Use default reports, or build your own, to handle your inventories efficiently.