Using the Supply Chain Monitor

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to use the supply chain monitor

How does the Supply Chain Monitor work

  • Buyers configure the Supply Chain Monitor with tolerances for quantity, date, and price
  • When an Order Confirmation arrives that is within the tolerance set, the Order Confirmation passes through the Supply Chain Monitor and is sent directly back to the buyer
  • When an Order Confirmation arrives that is outside tolerances, the Order Confirmation is intercepted and an alert is raised.
  • The Buyer reviews the Order Confirmation and chooses to Reject, Approve, or Approve and Update
  • For deviations on price, it is not possible to choose "Approve"

For an overview of the Supply Chain Monitor process flow, watch the below video.

Demonstration: Reject

In this demonstration, the Buyer uses the Supply Chain Monitor to reject the following quantity and date deviations:

Select each number icon in this interactive process flow to walk through the Reject option for the Supply Chain Monitor process.

Demonstration: Approve Only

In this demonstration, the Buyer approves the following quantity and date deviation:

Select each number icon in this interactive process flow to walk through the Approve Only option for the Supply Chain Monitor process.

Demonstration: Approve and Update

In this demonstration, the Buyer approves the following deviation:

Select each number icon in this interactive process flow to walk through the Approve and Update option for the Supply Chain Monitor process.

How does the Supply Chain Monitor notify the Buyer

  • The Supply Chain Monitor has capability to send alerts via email.
  • The email alert is sent to the purchasing agent specified in the Purchase Order.
  • If no purchasing agent is specified in the Purchase Order, the email is sent to individuals specified in the notification configuration.

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