Expediting in terms of the supply chain or procurement is a strategy to ensure that goods and items that are purchased arrive in a timely fashion and meet quality control standards.

The procurement department or an external expeditor controls the progress of manufacturing at the supplier concerning quality, packing, conformity with standards and set timelines. Thus the expeditor makes sure that the required goods arrive at the appointed date in the agreed quality at the agreed location.

Expeditors provide visibility and the assurance that fabrication will proceed as agreed.  They minimize the risk of unexpected or undesirable delays which could impact project deadlines.  This enables your projects to proceed as scheduled and aids in minimizing delays and costly product deficiency issues.

Enhance your Expediting with NotifyMe

Here are 3 reasons why NotifyMe is the perfect software to coordinate and manage your expediting activities:

  • With NotifyMe you can put all the expediting information related to each Purchase Order in a single place and share it with your project team (such as procurement, quality, and engineering). You may also decide to share this information with your supplier to make sure they are aware of what is going on.

This gives customers and suppliers a comprehensive review of the exact current status of their order and an educated projection of the future planning and status.

  • NotifyMe Action Items are a great tool to identify, track and follow up criticalities, such as missing document approval, non-conformities, excessive workload and lack of dedicated resources.

The Action Items are categorized by Purchase Order and can easily be shared with your project team so that they are all aware of the areas of concern in real time. Furthermore, you can give your supplier access to the Action Items they are involved in, increasing their awareness and commitment.

  • Expeditors may enter all information directly in NotifyMe and upload reports and statuses in the system.

You can schedule and monitor their activities online, and they can access relevant documents (such as POs, procedures, production schedules, minutes of meetings) and Action Items on NotifyMe. Furthermore, using the NotifyMe messaging system, all conversations with expeditors and suppliers can be made within the software and organised by Purchase Order making it easier to search for messages related to specific orders.