You're juggling 23 vendors on three continents in four languages and six time zones. You're tracking hundreds of POs and you’ve got to know where things are, how they’re moving and when they arrive. You're constantly processing information and compiling data. Which begs the question: when do you eat?
Now there’s a better way. UPS Supplier Management is a single-source solution without the single-carrier constraints. It’s an origin cargo management (OCM) resource that provides a team of people and tools to manage all those shipments, vendors, POs and processes. Our collaborative system collects data from vendors, carriers, UPS and the customer, creating a sophisticated control tower that provides PO and shipment data when you need it. You can become more efficient, your shipments more optimized and your supply chain more reliable.
You want to be sure what you order is what you actually get. We'll engage your suppliers to verify item, order and shipment details to help ensure that’s exactly what happens. Create, monitor and measure key compliance elements to efficiently run your import supply chain.
Our comprehensive global portfolio includes consolidation, pick and pack, pre-distribution, warehousing, distribution center bypass, customs clearance, expediting options, even integrated solutions for end-to-end handling. Sure, you could manage all that yourself. But why?
As you grow, managing your transportation can be challenging. We can manage your local and international transportation to help ensure goods are delivered the right way, to the right place, at the right time. Using UPS transport services or your own direct ocean contracts.
We'll help you develop an online standard operating plan—called an eSOP—with custom trigger points and actions to fit your process and vendor objectives. Then, we can help implement strategies for interim warehousing, combined and deferred shipments or carriers and modes.
Proactively track events and milestones, view shipment progress and exceptions, identify at-risk POs and shipments and engage the needed teams when delays happen or action is required. All with detailed in-transit visibility to the PO, item, size, color and quantity level.
Order compliance can be a critical, but very complicated, part of keeping your goods flowing quickly and efficiently. We manage and monitor your documents to ensure compliance accuracy with your purchase orders, as well as to stay on top of your customs clearance progress.
UPS Order Watch, a cloud-based PO and OCM information platform, can help you manage international suppliers with more accountability and better control. You can optimize modes and shipments for better container utilization, better timelines and reduced expedited shipments.