Lexmark International aims to boost the efficiency of European manufacturing businesses with the launch of a new solution that works with Lexmark Smart MFPs to automate time-consuming, paper-based processes in shipping and receiving operations.
Lexmark Supply Chain Document Optimisation for Manufacturing enables manufacturers to:
- Improve customer service: Shipping and receiving documents are produced and captured at the point of transaction so order and delivery information can instantly be shared with customers.
- Reduce expenses: Multipart forms and dot matrix printers are replaced with advanced, efficient laser technology that prints on demand using standard copier paper.
- Drive productivity: Electronic forms provide instant visibility of supply chain documents and eliminate delays caused by out-of-stock supplies and pre-printed forms.
- Support compliance: Information for audits and compliance requirements is immediately accessible.
Lexmark manufacturing industry director John Linton said: “Manufacturing and supply chain processes often rely on paper, making them slow and inefficient. It’s also difficult to have real-time visibility into shipment status, which can impact customer service. And when a pre-printed document, label or tag is out of stock, it can shut down a production line and further delay shipments. We developed Lexmark Supply Chain Document Optimisation to help manufacturers overcome these challenges.”