Moreover, the system helps connect easily with various external parties either by backend integration or web based logins to send and receive information. EC’s Abhishek Raval speaks with Nirav Shah, COO, Head Digital Innovation, Aurionpro
Please elaborate on ‘Aurionpro’s cloud based supply chain platform, SCMProFit’
SCMProFit is a browser based solution enabling real-time information exchange. As a fully integrated system, SCMProFit allows the company to plan, monitor, execute, and control the end-to-end supply chain.
It is a purpose built solution managing the complete operations for Logistics and supply chain execution. The solution caters to complete end-to-end Ocean freight, Airfreight and Land transportation along with integrated warehouse management operations. It gives a complete platform that connects key entities in the supply chain.
SCMProFit incorporates modular & integrated order management, shipment execution, warehousing, managing contracts of the services providers, documentation, data management and business analytics. The Modular framework imparts flexibility to pick and choose the relevant modules and also helps integration with the business’ existing systems.
With SCMProFit there is no need to acquire extra systems, and the hardware and software demands are significantly reduced. It helps a business leverage the latest technology innovations without added costs of perpetual license fees, additional servers, dedicated staff or third-party consultants to implement and administer complex enterprise applications. The responsibility and expense of running software applications is taken off the shoulders of a business and it is free to concentrate on its core areas of business.
Challenges faced by the SCM providers that cloud can manage
The players in the SCM business normally face the challenge in connecting with various external stakeholders in the supply chain. The SCMProFit is a web based solution on cloud. It enables to have complete visibility on the operations. The system helps connect easily with various external parties either by backend integration or web based logins to send and receive information.
Another challenge is to make the solution ready as it takes lead-time to procure, install, and configure the required hardware and software. The cloud based solution helps easily setup and configure the system enabling quick deployment.
SCMProFit runs on the Opex model thus enabling control on the cost. There is no investment on hardware, software and skilled resource cost to run the system. It thus helps the SCM businesses control their costs.
USP of SCMProFit vis-a-vis similar products in the market?
Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud model is the answer to corporate entities looking for newer, more cost-effective ways to run their business. In this model, the vendor supplies the hardware infrastructure, technology, and software. The user simply has to load a single application (SCMProFit), which would provide an interface that allows users to log into a web-based service, which in turn, hosts all the programs, the user may need. The cloud network takes care of the rest.
SCMProFit is available as a modular, integrated plug-and-play system on SaaS (Cloud Business Model) or license model. All we need is the interface software, which allows authorized business users to log onto a web-based service which hosts the programs that run the entire supply chain operations.
The unique value proposition that SCM offers in this landscape is:
End-to-End organic Supply chain solution for managing operations for Freight Forwarding, Warehousing, 3PL and 4PL, Project Logistics operations etc.
– Integration as well as modular solutions for managing operations
– Templatization of industry best practices
– Tailor-made process as per the requirements of customer’s customer
– Leverage domain & product expertise and cross-industry experience
– Structured & Flexible OPEX Model
– Faster onboarding of new customers and business units
– Recommend & adopt industry practices to the users based on data gathered over the years thereby increasing their competitive edge.
Security is one of the critical qualifying criteria for any application to be moved onto the cloud. How secure is SCMProFit ?
SCMProFit in cloud services is deployed on Microsoft Azure in Singapore. However, as a value added option we can deploy the system based on customer preferences under the Azure platform. Only secure infrastructure cannot protect data if the applications providing access to data are not secure. The solution has have been designed from the ground up to protect the security of information.