Ever wondered how Santa manages to stay on top of all the incoming toy orders in the run-up to Christmas? When you have a busy schedule like Santa does, having the right tools to stay organised is essential. After all, in one long night, Mr Santa Claus has to deliver toys to children across the entire world. But how does he do it? Magic of course – and technology! Check out these festive tips and tricks old Saint Nick himself uses to fulfil his customer orders.
Use IoT to Boost Productivity
Delivering presents to millions of children around the world in one night is no easy task. But, since the rise of IoT, or the Internet of Things, Santa has managed to boost his productivity and get more done. With such a tight deadline, Santa has decided to make the most of the latest fleet management software.
No matter how well the reindeer plan their route, that Christmas Eve traffic can be a nightmare! But, with his swish new fleet management software, Santa is now able to plan his journey even better to avoid congestion and make sure the reindeer aren’t idling too much.
That’s not the only IoT advancement that Santa Claus has taken advantage of. The Elves have also implemented RFID tags in the workshop. The North Pole workshop is the busiest in the world, so keeping track of all those toys can be challenging! RFID tags give those hard-working elves a helping hand to prevent toys from getting lost.
Embrace Cloud-based Business Management Software
In days past, children used to send Santa handwritten letters about what they wanted for Christmas. Now, with technology, they can even send him an email or text him their wishes. Since Santa upgraded his software to the cloud, he’s able to import toy requests into his cloud ERP software seamlessly.
Cloud-based ERP software has many benefits for Santa and his workshop Elves. Santa now has complete visibility of all his workshop operations, how quickly toys are being built, and how he should allocate resources during the run-up to the big day.
Use NetSuite ERP
Santa’s ERP system compliments his swish RFID tags. The RFID barcodes are scanned and automatically updated in the ERP system. This gives Santa better control over his inventory and helps to ensure that those very important toys don’t get lost in transit. The real-time updates help Santa and the Elves meet deadlines to ensure that there are no unhappy children on Christmas day.
It was some time ago now that Santa decided to embrace mobile technology – and he’s never looked back! He’s ditched terminals and has entirely moved onto mobile devices across the North Pole workshops. Santa has made firm use of NetSuite’s MRP functionality and rough-cut capacity planning to analyse equipment and resource use.
NetSuite’s colour coded enhancements help with order management by giving visibility of work status and re-planning capabilities.
A Christmas Miracle
With so much to do, it can seem like getting everything done in time for Christmas is nothing short of a magical Christmas miracle. However, with Santa’s good planning, us of technology, and a dash of magic too, he’s shown us that just about anything is possible. It’s not too late to get a helping hand from Cofficient.
Get in touch to find out how our very own busy Elves can help you stay on top of orders this Christmas!