Supply chains have been significantly disrupted by the global outbreak of the coronavirus, specifically in industries like retail and manufacturing.
While supply chain professionals now have to grapple with new these new challenges and disruptions, many are finding that the coronavirus has also exacerbated existing problems that impact their end-to-end visibility and efficiency.
As a supply chain professional, you may find that you have long dealt with challenges around a lack of visibility into your processes, the inability to track materials and quality of supplies, and manual processes that are time-consuming and may be hurting your company’s bottom line.
Now more than ever, comprehensive visibility is critical to operational efficiency and creating customer value. Comprehensive visibility into your supply chains will also be extremely important to maintaining continuity in your operations as companies begin to reopen. For example, organization-wide visibility will allow supply chain professionals to better pinpoint and solve any problems to keep your organization on track.
At Turtle and Hughes Integrated Supply, a division of Turtle and Hughes, successfully managing the buying and procurement activities of customers’ Maintenance, Repair, & Operations (MRO) supply chains requires visibility into operations, as well as fast and effective communications, and operational transparency.
The company had previously used spreadsheets and emails to manage projects, which had worked for the company at a smaller scale. But, as they continued to grow and started to scale their operations these manual processes were causing more challenges and inefficiencies.
These methods were also creating siloed systems leaving information trapped in emails or spreadsheets, as well as legacy systems like multiple ERPs. These challenges all had a significant impact on their ability to communicate, aggregate, and report on data.
To address these challenges, Turtle and Hughes’ leadership were looking for a tool that was agile, had a quick speed to value, required little to no onboarding, was mobile friendly, and that was compatible with their internal and external ERP systems.
They found that Quick Base met all of their requirements, and as a low-code platform also allowed them to centralize their data and information and provide real-time visibility into important information.
Since implementing Quick Base, Turtle and Hughes has seen improved visibility into their operations which has helped leaders make more informed decisions and provided customers real-time insight into their project status. They have also seen greater efficiency of their supply chain and operations, cutting down on the amount of time spent on manual processes. Additionally, the ability to automate and customize reporting has made it easier for both employees and customers to review performance.
By leveraging a low-code platform, Turtle and Hughes was able to stabilize their supply chain, create more value not only for their employees but for their customers, and increase transparency and efficiency of their operations.