Supply Chain Solutions for Technology & Electronics Industry

Energizing supply chain performance with visibility and connectivity

High-tech assembly presents many challenges for electronics manufacturers, contract manufacturers and 3PLs. Good supply chain management systems streamline the process. Great supply chain systems hold the potential to transform value-added operations with true supplier integration, including materials tracking, just-in-time (JIT) stock replenishment and returns management.

Technology & Electronics

Softeon supply chain management solutions for high tech offer complete visibility into parts and components for manufacturing and assembly. Whether you choose Softeon’s enterprise WMS or WMS Cloud, the warehouse turns into a connectivity center where your organization collaborates with suppliers to improve customer SLAs. Your capabilities are extended to drive down supply chain costs and improve customer service.

High-tech supplier integration

Inventory levels, order quantities and assembly requirements must be constantly adjusted to support rapid shifts in production based on demand and product lifecycles. Softeon planning tools manage the process to maintain minimum inventory levels and order quantities as well as perform automatic stock replenishment and PO generation. Softeon high-tech solutions allow:

  • Integrated capture and processing of both serialized and non-serialized parts and components
  • Postponement, assembly, kitting and de-kitting functionality
  • Inbound inspection and quality checking to support quality assurance programs
  • Robust purchasing and demand planning capabilities include blanket PO generation and replenishment requests to suppliers
  • Multi-level bill-of-materials support
  • Sophisticated inventory allocation rules within the DC or across the network to support supplier integration Flexible options for order release (by waves, auto order based on events, etc.)
  • Transportation management, inbound container management and merge-in-transit capabilities
High-tech supplier integration

Plugging into Softeon next-gen solutions

From the implementation phase to day-to-day operations, Softeon WMS and extended supply chain management solutions positively affect the bottom line with low total cost of ownership. Softeon technology, completely web based and built with service-oriented architecture, makes it all happen without customization and costly implementations, even as the business rules and your partners change.

Softeon Electronics Core Modules

Softeon solutions hold the key to supplier integration and world-class supply chain performance. Learn more:


Warehouse Management System (WMS):

Complete support of the demand-driven model of the high-tech industry. Dynamically reconfigures warehouse activities based on push and pull signals from ERP in real time. WMS provides extended visibility beyond the warehouse facility to other nodes of the supply chain including vendor managed inventory (VMI) capabilities.


Assembly & Kitting Management System (AMS):

Adaptable functions and components to support variation in assembly & kitting processes for the high tech industry. Orchestrates just-in-time assembly of components and deliveries to the product assembly line based on demand signal from ERP while maintaining optimal inventory throughout the supply chain.


Distributed Order Management System (DOM):

Orchestrates event flows between manufacturing and warehouse processes. Routes planned and on-demand manufacturing events to manufacturing nodes and ASNs to warehouse nodes when finished goods are shipped from manufacturing. When goods are received in the warehouse, back orders for the finished goods are automatically allocated and released to the warehouse. Allocation strategies are based on available, expected or in-transit inventory.

Returns Process Management (RPM):

Rule-driven support of a variety of configurable workflows to optimally process returns from diverse channels. Piece-level tracking features enable comprehensive track and trace capability throughout the supply chain. Real-time visibility and rule-based capabilities dynamically evaluates return product attributes and condition to determine disposition and destination.