Purchase order management

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Technology is an integral component in effective supply chain management and our web-based system – PowerView – is an incredibly powerful tool, which provides retailers with complete visibility and control of their global supply chain.

What makes PowerView truly unique, however, is not just its high tech architecture, but the ability of our account management team to mould it into the solution that meets each retailer’s unique set of needs.

“MIQ offered what we had never had before: it wasn’t just about process; it was how can we improve your business. Can we help your vendor management, can we give you more visibility, can we give you reporting to provide labour cost per unit? Detail we hadn’t seen and control we’d never had before.”

  • Visibility of orders before they are shipments
  • Logical and streamlined workflow from PO to arrival at final destination
  • Supports blanket and split POs
  • Web-hosted technology that allows access to your PO/SKU information anywhere in the world
  • Shipment tracking by PO, SKU, HBL, container, voyage date, shipper, consignee and more
  • Vendor management that includes supplier and business partner efficiencies monitoring
  • Configuration based on your business rules and use of exception management
  • Customizable dashboard and over 160 configurable fields based on your business needs
  • Interactive dialog between origins, destinations and customers
  • Consignee, buying house, destination agent, and other parties in the supply chain process gain instant access to shipments
  • Customized shipment reports that allow you to:
    • Compare expected vs. actual ship dates
    • Compare expected vs. actual delivery dates
    • Monitor transit times
    • Control inventory / goods-in-transit
  • Centralized communication via comments emailed directly from the application
  • On-line document imaging that saves time and money by providing a central source for all shipment and billing documentation
  • Shipment planning, prioritization, and decision support
  • Supports purchase order uploads via Excel, CSV, FTP, EDI, and XML
  • Data can be returned to your legacy or ERP system

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Your benefits

  • A more cost-effective and efficient supply chain, designed around your unique business and product requirements
  • Supply chain visibility and single point of contact for your end-to-end solution
  • Supply chain service level agreements with KPI reporting on daily, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Dedicated account management resources to provide year over year savings
  • Flexible, agile and scalable supply chain platform to support your business growth and development
  • Ongoing reviews designed to enhance value over the life of our partnership
  • Reductions in time-to-market performance
  • Optimum levels of inventory and load utilisation