The manufacturing sector gains from robotic process automation in the following ways:
1. Purchase Order Creation
For businesses that deal with a variety of product categories, the manual procedure for creating purchase orders can be challenging. The entire PO-generating process may be automated with the use of RPA, resulting in 100% accurate and quick outcomes. Bots can process requests for PO generation, pull data from separate systems, and email concerned departmental heads to request their permission.
2. Inventory Control
To make sure that demand can be satisfied, inventory levels must be monitored in real-time. Automation of inventory tracking, stock-level alerts, and product reordering is available when levels fall below a predetermined threshold. There is not much need for human involvement in doing this. An added benefit of RPA implementation is the automatic generation of a thorough audit trail. Live dashboards and reports also offer details on internal operations and business patterns that may indicate possible bottlenecks. With the help of these insights, supply chain disruptions can be eliminated, allowing for process improvement and optimization.
3. Interaction with Vendors
There is a lot of manual labor involved in daily communication between internal workers, vendors, and customers. For instance, to respond to a query on the shipment status of goods, a customer care representative may need to locate the email exchange, monitor the shipment status in the ERP system, update the client, and then close the case. By opening the email, reading the content, downloading any attachments, connecting to the ERP portal, determining the status of the shipment, answering the customer, and moving on to the next customer email, RPA may automate the entire process.
Except for unforeseen incidents, the entire procedure doesn't need human involvement. By automating up to 65% of the manual process, personnel may respond to more client inquiries faster.
Business process automation benefits in Manufacturing