For Distributors looking to automate their quote-to-cash cycle and remain competitive.
Wholesale distributors must respond to fluctuating customer demands, the pressure to reduce internal costs, and accurately coordinating delivery times and schedules. Working within tight margins requires a modern distribution management system that can forecast demand, accurately maintain inventory levels, data collection tools, efficient pick/pack/ship capabilities, and warehouse management.
A fully automated Distribution management system can offer:
Advanced Inventory Management
Have real-time access to available inventory, inventory in transit, reorder levels, and costs. Effectively manage multiple warehouses, lots, inventory sub-items, expiration dates, and bin locations.
Purchase Order Management
Improve vendor relations and lower costs through automation and centralized management of purchasing processes. The entire procurement process from vendor quotes to paying invoices can be automatic.
Sales Order Management
Optimize sales order entry and fulfillment. Split orders across multiple warehouses, allocate inventory, verify credit limits, issue replenishment orders, accept returns, and more. Avoid bottlenecks using integrated workflow, notifications, and alerts. Simplify order processing with advanced invoicing and flexible pricing with automatic updates
Organize and streamline processes involving multiple products and suppliers. Optimize how you gather requests, obtain bids, create and approve quotes, manage purchases, and fulfill orders.
Efficiently manage distribution processes with advanced warehouse operations in receiving, inventory management and order fulfillment. Using barcode scanners and mobile devices warehouse workers can perform all necessary tasks quickly and accurately.
Comprehensive financial capabilities including GL consolidation, sub-accounts, automatic revenue recognition, and intercompany accounting
Efficient delivery logistics from pick/pack/ship through transport management Returns management
Food and Beverage distributors:
Additional challenges exist for distributors specializing in food and beverage extensive. Capabilities required and available include:
- Managing forward and scheduled sales orders and catalog-based sales
- Building customer specific deals quickly and easily, including rebate agreements
- Optimizing purchasing to ensure the right balance of customer service and inventory investment
- Utilizing specific solutions such as catch weights and effective lot and batch tracking for perishable goods
Modernizing your supply chain and logistics with a fully integrated distribution management system will give your company a significant advantage and meet changing demands more effectively, lower the cost of operations, and improve customer satisfaction.