INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN: HOW LEADING BRANDS LEVERAGED DIGITAL WORKERS FOR RESILIENT AUTOMATION

The Hershey Company is an excellent example of how Intelligent Automation (IA) can significantly impact common and not so common business challenges in today’s world. Now, more than ever, businesses are looking to drive their transformation through agile and scalable IA solutions so that its business value directly impacts results for its customers.
Blue Prism and Invoke joined forces to bring you an exclusive webinar with Hershey to discuss how intelligent automation made their supply chain resilient

WAYS YOU CAN GET STARTED WITH RPA IN SUPPLY CHAIN

Here are some use cases on how you can upgrade your supply chain with intelligent automation

Creating a PR/PO in ERP

  • Collate information from user emails, Excel sheet, or web forms into the ERP system
  • Check for completeness & accuracy of information provided based on your master data, then notify users in case of discrepancies
  • Initiate and monitor the approval chain, and escalate if required

Budget Validation & Action

  • Review the validity of cost codes provided as part of PO
  • Ascertain budget availability in cost codes and communicate with respective stakeholders based on scenarios
  • Provide analytics on budget consumption and communicate them with budget owners

Generating Payment Proposals

  • Generate payment proposals based on the status of GR and circulate for payment execution
  • Review payment runs for errors and resolves where possible

Statistical Forecasting & Demand Planning

  • Collate historic sales information across multiple ERP platforms
  • Conduct automated data cleansing and historic outlier adjustment
  • Conduct automated forecasting, including best-fit algorithm selection
  • Create new forecasts and upload them to ERP

Financial Planning & Gap Management

  • Extract ERP consensus plans and price data (from ERP and email/Excel) and calculate financial and unit version of consensus volume plans (or vice versa)
  • Compare consensus plans to financial budget to build bridge reports and identify gaps
  • Provide analytics on gaps and communicate them with IBP owners

Other Use Cases

  • Forecasting Promotional Event Management
  • Creation of Call Off/PO in ERP
  • Spend Analysis to Support Category Strategy
  • Analyze disbursements
  • and more

ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED ON YOUR AUTOMATION JOURNEY?

If this webinar and use cases inspired you to explore the impact that intelligent automation can have on your business, be sure to reach out to our team to learn more.