It’s clear that, in order for manufacturers to keep up with the growth, expansion and ever-increasing movement across their global supply chains, change is unavoidable. At Lexmark, we call that change the digital transformation.
The digital transformation is about making the shift from manual processes that drain your time and resources, to digital processes that streamline operations and boost efficiency. It’s about leveraging automation to eliminate errors and delays, and gain complete view into your distribution, transportation and procurement processes.
A transformation like this could have a major impact on your logistics management efforts. Going digital gives you the power to unite your core systems for immediate access to documents, easy tracking of shipments, and hassle-free data exchange with partners and customers.
In addition, digital processes make it possible to capture and extract information without manual entry and with increased accuracy and speed. By digitizing these once human-intensive tasks, employees can be reallocated to higher-value jobs that improve customer service and strengthen your business.
And scalability? It’s easy when you have a strong digital foundation. Where previous manual processes required manufacturers to hire additional people as their customer base grew, systems that operate digitally make it possible to scale and grow business without additional expense.
Ready to jumpstart your digital transformation? We're here to help. Lexmark’s Logistics Document Management (LDM) solution helps manufacturers digitize the exchange of information throughout the logistics process.
With state-of-the-art capture technology and electronic processes, LDM makes it easy to streamline and automate tasks related to shipping and receiving forms. The result? No more paper shuffling, increased speed and efficiency and cost savings that truly make a difference. We have a feeling your customers and employees will like that.
The requirement to process every one of the massive stacks of bills of lading isn’t going away. But the slow, manual process of keying in all that information is a thing of the past.. With intelligent capture from Lexmark, processing bills of lading becomes a completely digital experience. The technology recognizes and extracts line-item data from bills of lading, verifies the information and moves it your core systems—all with minimal manual effort.
When your systems aren’t able to provide complete, immediate access to information, managing your supply chain can feel a lot like operating blindfolded. Hidden data and missing paperwork make it impossible to know and understand the whole story. That’s why most manufacturers are realizing the need for more sophisticated analytics that help drive decisions and improvements.
The historical, descriptive analytics that legacy systems provide are no longer enough; you need a way to look forward, anticipate future challenges and proactively make changes to prevent process breakage. Insight like that would bring a complete view of your entire supply chain into focus, and allow you to have true flexibility to respond, adapt and improve.
A working supply chain is crucial to the success of your business. But with so many moving parts, manufacturers often lack the visibility and control needed to ensure efficiency and affordability. Hidden information, misplaced data and systems that fail to work together can create a supply chain that looks something like this:
What could you accomplish if you could see the entire state of your supply chain--whole and unobstructed? The possibilities would truly be endless. Imagine being able to unlock once-hidden information, and access a live view of all of your products, moving from one place to the next. How would that strengthen your process and change your ability to respond to broken or weak links? With that level of insight, you could:
With digital transformation, the possibilities are endless. Going digital is about more than eliminating paper; it's about shedding light on your darkest, most hidden processes to give you more knowledge and control. It's about equipping your people to do their jobs better, and enabling your processes to adapt and deliver, both now and in the future.