Star Flow Supply Chain

Control towers offer actual control over logistics chains


Waste is eliminated and delivery reliability is guaranteed

As a manufacturer, trading company or retailer you want:

 
Increased control over your supply chain
Insight into all orders at all times, from factory to delivery
The ability to manage logistics chains in real time
To accelerate turnaround times, reduce inventory
And thus to improve performance at lower logistics costs
 

But how can you achieve that?

 

Actual control over every supply chain

As a manufacturer, trading company or retailer, you are assured of optimal order management via Star Flow Supply Chain. From the order, its processing and the transport up to the delivery to the warehouse or the end customer, you have real-time insight into each step in your supply chain. You gain actual control over your logistics chains and are able to pro-actively manage, track and, if necessary, immediately adjust inbound and outbound flows. Full transparency allows for seamless chain cooperation. Waste is eliminated and delivery reliability is guaranteed.

Own control tower for each link

In Star Flow Supply Chain, both you and your chain partners have their own control towers for 24/7 insight into the actual status of all orders. Phone calls, e-mails and the use of Excel are no longer required. Each link in the chain is able to act efficiently. Proactive alerts provide a timely warning if action is required somewhere in the supply chain. Information is always provided at the right time in the manner that is most efficient for each link. Together with your chain partners, you can thus quickly anticipate changes while the cargo is en route as well as changes in demand. You have full control over the logistics chain.

Over existing systems

Star Flow Supply Chain functions as a shell over your own ERP system and the systems of your chain partners. Via the web or system link-ups, you share all information necessary for an optimum supply chain in real time. From Star Flow Supply Chain, you also feed your own ERP system (for example for invoicing), just as your chain partners are doing for the reuse of the logistics data in their own execution systems.

100% chain transparency

As a manufacturer, trading company or retailer, Star Flow Supply Chain allows you to achieve 100% chain transparency. The impact on your day-to-day operations: faster turnaround times, reduction in required stocks, reliable deliveries, lower costs, higher margins, motivated employees and happy customers!

Also for 4PLs

Star Flow Supply Chain is equally ideal for a 4PL wishing to exercise optimal control over the supply chains of its customers. For both inbound and outbound flows, Star Flow Supply Chain enables you to easily implement a shell over your own 4PL system, the ERP system of the customer and the systems of the other chain partners.

As a 4PL, this allows you to significantly boost your customer performance. Star Flow Supply Chain constitutes the cornerstone for long-term partnerships, with optimal mutual transparency and benefits for both your client and yourself!

Star Flow Supply Chain gives you actual control

Strongly improved chain cooperation

You and your customers have continuous and real-time insight into all goods movements

Through visibility faster delivery times

With transparency in the chain and end-to-end visibility, delivery times are accelerated

Spend 20% less time on controls

A structured overview ensures central logistics planning and insight into deviations

Chain parties can easily connect

You decide for yourself with which logistics links you want to share and collaborate with

Transport costs savings of 10%

Through more efficient communication between logistics and other departments

Logistics stock management

Fewer re-orders: minimize the chance of untraceable or lost goods

What customers think about Star Flow

Broekman Logistics
“The web portal, which is linked to the WMS, provides both us and our clients with real-time information on stock levels and improves our insight into the chain. We decide which functionalities and information is available to our end clients.”
CB
“The link to Ortec, the TMS and the on-board computers enables us to avoid redundant actions, so that we can reduce the number of kilometres driven and our CO2 emissions, while also increasing the reliability and flexibility of our delivery service.”

How STAR FLOW works

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For whom is Star Flow Supply Chain intended?

  • Shippers
  • Manufacturers
  • Logistics service providers
  • Trade companies
  • Retailers

Does Star Flow include WMS, TMS, Order Management and Freight Management?

Yes; Star Flow contains all core elements of a standard WMS, OMS, FMS and TMS system.

Is Star Flow Supply Chain an information platform?

Yes; it enables you to exchange all desired information with each and every link in your chain. The parties in your chain, in turn, can then share that information with their partner links (clients, suppliers, etc.).

Is Star Flow Supply Chain built on the basis of web-socket technology?
Yes; the information is always up-to-date, provided in real time and centrally available without the need to refresh your screen.

Is Star Flow Supply Chain built on the basis of web-socket technology?

Yes; the information is always up-to-date, provided in real time and centrally available without the need to refresh your screen.

Is Star Flow Supply Chain a web-based solution?

Yes; this means you will have access to your information around the clock via the browser on any of your devices.

How does the integrated warehouse app crossdock++ work?

Star Flow features an integrated warehouse module and corresponding app, so that you know exactly what’s in stock at each warehouse location in the chain. What’s more, bottlenecks will be pro-actively reported by the relevant party in the chain, allowing you to take the appropriate response in time.

In project-based logistical operations, you can also use the warehouse module to set up warehouses anywhere in the world, quickly and easily. The manager of your warehouse or pop-up depot will have effective centralised oversight. He or she can download and install the warehouse app on their smartphone, after which they are immediately ready to scan shipments, pick and pack, take photos and submit non-conformance reports (NCRs). This allows you to see the current stock at each location.

How can you manage your chain according to the established guidelines?

You want to manage your chain in keeping with the logistical scenarios defined in advance. Other parties in your chain can then structure these scenarios according to the established administrative and logistical steps in order to manage the process as efficiently as possible. The workflow module reports any deviations or bottlenecks and submits pro-active notifications to the relevant internal departments and parties in the logistical chain.

Does Star Flow Supply Chain operate in the cloud?

Yes; Yellowstar takes care of the hosting and offers a 99% uptime guarantee. You also have the option of installing Star Flow Supply Chain in your own environment. 

How does Star Flow Supply Chain fit into the Star Suite?

Star Flow Supply Chain utilises all products from Yellowstar’s Star Suite. It is also possible to add specific supply chain elements based on your individual desires.

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References

Blokker supply chain fully transparent with help from Yellowstar

Over a period of six months, retail chain Blokker has completely restructured its supply chain from the Far East. Using Yellowstar’s Star Flow Supply Chain, every order is now fully transparent and controllable, from the factory in China to the warehouse in Geldermalsen. Read the case study.

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References

Realtime Cargo information via web portal at Ritra Cargo

The Yellowstar web portal can be linked to any logistics system by using standard web services. Ritra Cargo has realtime access to relevant information and makes the information available to their customers and agents.

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References

Supply Chain transparency via web portal at Vonk en Co

The logistics web portal gives the customers of logistics service provider Vonk & Co continuous and real-time insight in the flow of goods. Star Flow is a portal extension which can be connected easily to existing IT systems like TMS and WMS.

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