LookAhead Supply Chain Management

Products to optimize the supply chain

The supply chain needs hardware and software solutions for collecting big data, analytics, optimization, tracking and tracing.

Gazelle's multiple products provide organizations tools to digitize the supply chain and reduce the overall cost to serve.

LookAhead - Supply Chain Management

LookAhead is Gazelle’s holistic supply chain management product. It combines Technology, People and Process to cover all aspects of a complete solution.

LookAhead Sales & Operations Planning

S&OP process brings together the stakeholders in terms of finance, sales, production, marketing and supply chain along with the executive management. It has been seen that simple events like promotions that would be run by sales have not been shared with supply chain in the past. And suddenly during the scheme period supply chain has been bullied into supplying more material. By collaborative planning, these proposed schemes have now been known beforehand, leading to better forecasting.

LookAhead S&OP Process Setup
The LookAhead Supply Chain solution is a framework that proposes

  • To set up the processes and manage the change
  • To provide technology to enable the collaborative planning approach.

Freight Invoice Reconciliation

How do you handle large volumes of purchase orders, receipts and invoices insuring that you are paying the right cost? Is your current process too labor intensive? Retailers need an automated solution that allows them to manage by exception and quickly resolve any discrepancies.

Freight Invoice Reconciliation

There are many different improvements retailers can make to operate more efficiently. One area that has significant impact to a retailer’s margin is invoice reconciliation. Many companies depend on manual processing to match invoices to purchase orders and receipts. Leading companies automate this process and use work flow engines to quickly resolve the issue and process the correct payment at the right time. If discrepancies are not found and correctly resolved, your bottom line will be impacted

Benefits

  • Increase productivity with automation and work-flow
  • Always get the best cost & payment terms
  • Recover lost deal & freight dollars on shorted product
  • Historical review of all invoices

Select Features of LookAhead FIR

Tolerances. Retailers can choose to specify tolerances depending on whose favor the difference is for, Retailer or Supplier. The tolerances can be defaulted at varying levels: Product, Invoice, Supplier or Department. You can have different tolerances for EDI vs. manual entry of invoices.
Split / Merge. Split or merge vouchers to accommodate all situations that occur when processing invoices. For example, one invoice was sent for product received on multiple shipments.
Routing & Escalation. Any discrepancies in cost or quantity can be routed to the appropriate department for resolution. If discrepancies are not resolved in a timely fashion, the issue can be escalated to a supervisor.
Payment Terms. The best terms are automatically selected from the invoice and purchase order when calculating the most favorable payment date.
Shorted Deals & Freight. You don’t have to lose those deals that the Supplier short shipped on your purchase order when the deal has ended. We automatically track any deal amounts and freight dollars that were short shipped allowing you to bill-back the supplier for those lost dollars.

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