Open Source Supply Chain Management Tools

  • Sat, 03/05/2016 - 15:57 by aatif

SCM stands for Supply chain management. It is the process of supply chain activities to maximize customer value and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. It consists of raw material, finance, and information movement work in process inventory to finished goods from the point of origin to point of consumption. Purely we define the supply chain as an activity of monitoring, controlling, planning, designing the supply chain with the purpose of creating value and build competitive infrastructure. It is also included leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply and demand, and monitor performance.

There are numbers of supply chain management tool which are bundled with different similar software such like customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). They provide the facility of integration with one another. Lets us see some of the open-source supply chain management tools.

Apache OFBiz
Apache OFBiz is not only an open-source supply chain management tool. But it also included framework components and business applications for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning), MMS/EAM (Maintenance Management System/Enterprise Asset Management), POS (Point Of Sale). It is written in Java language and comes under license Apache 2.0 license.

Features Of Apache OFBiz

It provides warehouse management.
Provide advanced e-commerce & catalog management system.
Provide management of different tasks like events, projects, requests, etc.
Provide the support of accounting like invoice, payment, billing, etc.
Provide manufacturing management and customer management.
Provide order, promotion, and pricing management.

OpenBoxes is an excellent open-source supply chain management and inventory control tool. It is designed carefully to manage the flow of products. It is used to manage the flow between warehouses, and the issue of stock from these warehouses to hospital wards and dispensaries. It is primarily written in Groovy language and released under Eclipse Public License.

Features of OpenBoxes

It supports synchronizing data across multiple instances.
It provides a stock history for any product or item.
Inform your stock is expiring or stocked out.
Provide the support track stock movements internally and externally.
Provide the support of multiple languages.
It provides the facility to analyze demand to forecast future purchases.

Odoo is an open-source supply chain management and inventory management solution. It is supported by all sizes of companies. It is a full ERP solution and based on multiple apps in which each app performs different functions. It has been written in Python language and released under license AGPL. It is also available in software as a service solution.

Features Of Odoo

It improves purchase and inventory performance.
It has the ability to automatically send RfQs to your suppliers based on stock levels.
It can manage refunds, product receivables, and quality control.
It analyzes, forecast and efficiently plan orders.
It easily imports the supplier's price list.