Our Supply Management Service

Our Service

Lithotech’s Supply Management service enables branches, retail outlets and other remote business units to operate more efficiently.

It facilitates decentralised ordering under central control and reduces operating costs.

Core Service Components

Supply Management agreements are customisable to each customer's unique requirements.

Our service includes:

 

Core Elements 2

 

Sourcing & Procurement

Sourcing & Procurement

Required items are procured according to best practice principles.

A pool of approved suppliers is established by our team of procurement specialists and regular reviews ensure that standards are met.

  • Ensures competitive prices, maximisation of economies of scale, procurement specialists
  • Achieves consistent high quality
  • Improves corporate identity control
  • Total transparency through supplier comparatives
 

Warehousing & Distribution

Warehousing & Distribution

Items are received and stored at our secure warehouses which operate under a sophisticated warehouse management system.

  • Provides for the storage of bulk and individual items
  • Facilitates the immediate despatch of picked items
  • Reduces ordering errors through a barcode system that ensures compliance with ‘unit of measure’
 

Online Catalogue & Ordering

Online Catalogue & Ordering

Lithotech offers a customised online ordering platform that is accessible by branches and outlets nationwide.

  • Simplifies the placing of orders of non-trading items
  • Limits items available for selection to only those approved, avoiding costly substitutes
  • Provides a secure login for each branch
  • Ensures effective workflow-based order authorisation
 

Analysis & Reporting

Analysis & Reporting

Lithotech’s custom developed software analyses and interprets ERP data.

  • Identifies slow moving items, excessive usage and wastage
  • Monitors usage trends and anomalies by item, branch and region
  • Tracks stock levels and average usage
  • Improves procurement planning
  • Reduces working capital
  • Cost management reporting
  • Historical procurement comparative reports
  • Saving and overspend reports
  • Improves bottom line and budgeting
 

Print Management

Print Management

Business print products are designed and manufactured to be incorporated in a business’ process flow. Print management offers a roadmap for total cost reduction and guaranteed cost savings through effective design and construction and the implementation of a managed procurement plan.

  • Avoiding stock obsolescence through effective version control
  • Standardisation of design for most economic manufacturing
  • Control over corporate ID standards
  • Eliminating wasteful print spend resulting from economy of scale procurement focus
 

How Supply Management Works

Supply Management is the one-stop, all-in-one service that leaves you to get on with business.

  How It Works

 

Sourcing & Procurement

Procurement

Procurement specialists source the best products at the most competitive prices.

Branch Orders

Branch Orders

Branches log in to catalogue, browse and place orders at agreed prices.

 

Order Authorisation

Order Authorisation

Branch orders are electronically sent for authorisation by a pre-approved authoriser. The authoriser logs in and approves or amends the order and issues a purchase order (or accepts a system-generated purchase order).

Order Processing

Order Processing

Orders are received and processed, and items are picked and packed.

 

Order Distribution

Order Distribution

Required items are procured according to best practice principles. A pool of approved suppliers is established by our team of procurement specialists and regular reviews ensure that standards are met.

Analysis & Reporting

Analysis & Reporting

Cost management reports are sent to customer head office for further analysis and informed decision making.

 

Online Ordering

Built around our proprietary procurement technology, Lithotech Online – a web-based, electronic procurement solution for central and remote users – is a secure, integrated ordering system that enhances good procurement practices.

 

Online Ordering 2

 

Lithotech Online has been designed with our customers in mind – it is an easy-to-use system that is flexible, yet completely reliable. Never has there been an easier way for branches and outlets to place orders for non-trading items that are essential for operating efficiently.

 

 Secure Login  Catalogue Prices  Shopping Basket Functionality  Order Approval  Stock Status  ERP Integration  Security
Secure Login Catalogue & Prices Shopping Basket Functionality Electronic Order Approval Visibility of Stock Status ERP Integration Security
User name, password and account number Print and other non-trading items Visual product images and easy to use Routing of orders to approvers for authorisation Indicates item availability No data capture (speeds up service and eliminates data errors) Data fully secured and protected in a vault
 Secure Login  Catalogue Prices  Shopping Basket Functionality  Order Approval
Secure Login Catalogue & Prices Shopping Basket Functionality Electronic Order Approval
User name, password and account number Print and other non-trading items Visual product images and easy to use Routing of orders to approvers for authorisation
 Stock Status  ERP Integration  Security
Visibility of Stock Status ERP Integration Security
Indicates item availability No data capture (speeds up service and eliminates data errors) Data fully secured and protected in a vault
 Secure Login  Catalogue Prices
Secure Login Catalogue & Prices
User name, password and account number Print and other non-trading items
 Shopping Basket Functionality  Order Approval
Shopping Basket Functionality Electronic Order Approval
Visual product images and easy to use Routing of orders to approvers for authorisation
 Stock Status  ERP Integration
Visibility of Stock Status ERP Integration
Indicates item availability No data capture (speeds up service and eliminates data errors)
 Security
Security
Data fully secured and protected in a vault

Print Management

Lithotech's "Less Paper Strategy" reduces the total cost to create, print and manage paper documents through effective design and construction and the implementation of a managed procurement plan.

ORGANISE

MANAGE

MIGRATE

  • Perform ‘Quick Audit’
  • Identify ‘Quick Hit’ savings
  • Catalogue forms
  • Analyse documents
  • Analyse stock policy
  • Ensure efficient forms design
  • Ensure efficient purchasing plan
  • Implement procurement and stock management plans
  • Rationalise and standardise forms
  • Identify forms for print-on-demand and electronic formats
  • Implement e-commerce platform
  • Migrate applicable forms to electronic or print-on-demand formats
  • Incorporate EBP and workflow systems

ORGANISE

  • Perform ‘Quick Audit’
  • Identify ‘Quick Hit’ savings
  • Catalogue forms
  • Analyse documents
  • Analyse stock policy
  • Ensure efficient forms design
  • Ensure efficient purchasing plan

MANAGE

  • Implement procurement and stock management plans
  • Rationalise and standardise forms
  • Identify forms for print-on-demand and electronic formats
  • Implement e-commerce platform

MIGRATE

  • Migrate applicable forms to electronic or print-on-demand formats
  • Incorporate EBP and workflow systems

Campaign Management

Campaign Management is a specialised area of Supply Management that spans the entire lifecycle of a marketing campaign – from inception to launch to evaluation – and offers planning, distributing, tracking and analysis of marketing campaign elements.

Types of products include display material (such as banners, flags and window graphics), printed collateral (such as leaflets, brochures and handouts), gifts and giveaways and special uniform items (such as T-shirts, caps and aprons).

  Seasonal   Special Occasions   Product Launches   Sales & Promotions
SEASONAL SPECIAL OCCASIONS PRODUCT LAUNCHES SALES & PROMOTIONS
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Valentine's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Easter
  • Christmas
  • New products
  • Seasonal sales
  • Product promotions
  Seasonal   Special Occasions
SEASONAL SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Autumn
  • Valentine's Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Easter
  • Christmas
  Product Launches   Sales & Promotions
PRODUCT LAUNCHES SALES & PROMOTIONS
  • New products
  • Seasonal sales
  • Product promotions

 

Using custom-developed Campaign Manager software, we ensure that campaign deadlines are met and that stock obsolescence and write-offs are minimalised.

Campaign Manager standardises processes, improving distribution performance and speed to market. It is a complete logistics system designed to facilitate the effective and efficient distribution of printed, display and marketing materials to multiple branches.

Campaign Set-up

Campaign Set-up

The campaign or project manager sets timelines, assigns elements and allocates these to multiple destinations.

Element Production

Element Production

Allocated quantities are consolidated into a production/print schedule and disseminated to approved suppliers.

 

Order Authorisation

Receiving & Warehousing

Suppliers deliver to the warehouse where elements are received in and allocated to a rack to await the other elements.

Preparation & Distribution

Preparation & Distribution

Elements are prepared, picked, packed and distributed to the designated end points.

 

Campaign Manager enables planners and management to track the logistics and production performance of each campaign, paying particular attention to waste, supplier, distribution centre and courier performance.

The system provides real-time visibility of each process and its progress in line with the campaign/project timelines, allowing key stakeholders to focus on areas requiring particular attention.

Once campaigns/projects end, stock-on-hand figures are automatically made available to campaign planners in order to facilitate the disposal of any excess material.

Get in touch

For more information about Lithotech and our comprehensive Supply Management service, please contact us.

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