Use Cases

Here's a few examples that highlight how PorterLogic can automate your supply chain and augment your existing systems

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Kitting, VAS and Repack
Navigating customer compliance requirements can necessitate entire teams in your supply chain organization.

It is becoming more commonplace for retailers to require kits, combinations, or other value-added services before accepting your products.

Whether you sell into brick-and-mortar operations (like Costco) or e-commerce (like Amazon), suppliers are required to perform extra steps before shipping.

Due to the unique nature of many VAS requirements, these processes generally fall outside of the scope of a WMS.

You could add a separate work order system to "make it work," but now you have to keep the two systems in sync.

With PorterLogic, we can integrate to your existing WMS and create the kitting or VAS flow that you need, without custom code and without keeping a second system in sync.
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Safety Stock & Reordering
It's fairly simple math to realize that keeping inventory in stock is paramount to retailers and distributors. Without inventory on hand, customer demand goes unfulfilled.

For this reason, maintaining accurate safety stock levels pair with intelligent reordering points is critical to keeping up with customer orders.

But the process of both calculating stafety stock as well as placing purchase orders is generally a very manual process.PorterLogic can facilitate and automate this entire process.

First, we connect to both your sales platforms (to determine demand) and your PO system (to determine lead time). With these data points, we perform calculations to determine the appropriate safety stock levels for each item.

Next, we connect to your WMS to pull current inventory levels, and if we determine an item needs to be reordered, we automatically create a PO in your purchase order system.

Finally, we give your team a user interface to view all the calculations and activity, to monitor what's happening under the hood.
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System Integrations
Every modern supply chain involves data moving between multiple systems.

Whether your company has layered in new software over time, or perhaps you acquired a business unit that ran a different ERP, it is exceedingly common for supply chains to use multiple systems.

Then consider you generally must send data between external software with your customers and suppliers.

Making all those systems communicate is a real hassle, and despite the plethora of available integration systems, getting systems to talk to each other is still a challenge.

Using our workflow-based approach, PorterLogic can automatically generate connections between your existing systems.

No more mapping field by field. No more hours long design sessions with SMEs from two systems.
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Implementation Support Tool
All too often, you're implementing a new system, and the timeline starts dragging on and on.

Whether you're the solution provider or the end customer, this is never a good situation, but the problems almost always center around requirements.

From the customer point of view, your vendor failed to deliver what they promised; from the provider point of view, the customer changed their mind after you already designed and configured the system.

You're both right. It's impossible for anyone to fully articulate requirements when it's just an idea on a white board.

You need real, clickable software so everyone can know what to actually expect. You need a system that can start flowing data early to test integrations. You need a system that can automatically generate documentation. You need a system that allows for flexibility in design and testing.

That system is you need is PorterLogic. All in one, everything you need, nothing you don't.
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Eliminate Spoilage and Damaged Product
Most companies that sell physical goods are storing inventory in multiple warehouse locations.

Whether you operate your own logistics network, outsource to 3PLs, or some combination of both, multiple locations means managing inventory across an entire network.

And far too often, each individual warehouse is running their own, separate warehouse management system, making unified inventory reporting a challenge.

With PorterLogic, you can connect all of your independent warehouse locations, and automatically gather inventory data.

Then, all within our platform, you can build reports, dashboards, and interactive user interfaces to streamline your team's activities and further automate your inventory processes.