Case Studies

Supplylite’s value proposition within an SAP ERP environment was developed in consultation with SAP when we did our initial design.  Our “space” is between Purchase Order (PO) placement on SAP and PO payment on SAP.  This space may require a range of project specific metrics and/or activities that SAP does not provide “out of the box”.   This space can also be referred to as the “Last Mile”.

Within this space Supplylite manages granular level operational activity including expediting, sourcing, qa/qc inspections, packing, shipping, warehousing, OS&D checks, laydown, Workpacs, issue and acquittal activity etc.  Importantly this event based activity is recorded against a timeline and is either undertaken by stakeholders (e.g. suppliers) directly into Supplylite or centrally by Supplylite Operations.

Case Studies

SupplyLite/SAP API

With the Supplylite/SAP API, Supplylite can return ASN’s to SAP at PO Line Item (POLI) level indicating that inventory has been receipted within Supplylite and can therefore be receipted on SAP (subject to the client concurring that the necessary evidence is available in Supplylite to support that receipt).  Similarly, real time Dashboards and Reports provide visibility of inventory progression against the PO and if set up, a WBS.

Supplylite will also (1) send Notifications to the Procurement team when Payment Milestones have been triggered and (2) export a full suite of date stamped events which will underpin Liquidated Damages calculations.   Without the API, PO data is manually imported and POLI receipt events sent via a Notification to the Procurement Team (rather than via ASN within SAP).  As equally effective albeit not as scalable or efficient as the API approach.

Case Studies

Case Study

A client undertakes an international critical spares buy on SAP to support the start-up and commissioning phase of a major asset within a remote location.

Items are not codified on SAP.  The project warehouse on site with SAP bin locations is not available when the parts arrive.

A Supplylite Control Tower is set up and seeded with Purchase Order data from SAP. Expediting, sourcing, packing, shipping, temporary warehousing, QA/QC, OS&D and Workpacs is then conducted on Supplylite against a GOLD Material Tracking Standard backed up by Terms and Conditions allocated to suppliers.

Notifications and data exports are provided to the Procurement Team to support payment to the supplier against Payment Milestones and receipt on SAP.   Suppliers have full access to Supplylite to source, pack and ship and (1) provide full visibility of parts throughout the supply chain (2) ensure all FTL/LCL arrives with QR Coded packing lists enabling OS&D and QA/QC inspections to be conducted on the Supplylite mobile APP.

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Accrual projections linked to Payment Milestones and shipping schedules and subsequently Liquidated Damages are calculated based on Supplylite shipping data.

As the Project Warehouse comes on line and the parts are codified, visibility of parts to the planners transition from Supplylite (from source to crate level in a temporary warehouse) to an SAP bin location (in the Project Warehouse).

Post transition of critical spares onto SAP, a Supplylite Control Tower is deployed by the client to manage international shipments, domestic PUD activity, offsite warehousing, line haul and all back freight.