Reforming Distribution Operations Using IT
In the world of distribution, reliability and productivity are the key features of focus and a lapse in performance can disrupt the relationship with clients and pull back the score of service satisfaction amongst the clients.
The distribution industry is taking a reform and the wholesale distributors, these days, while still harboring the stress of tight margins are continuing to aim low price as their prime factor. At a large scale the inventory investment and management is the focus of distributors to bring a harmony between profits and costs in the distribution operation. To achieve this, the distributors are seizing every opportunity to develop innovative and informative service agreements online. The distribution organizations are also facing challenges of automatic data collection, electronic document interchange etc., to retain the business.
- Visibility – a clear view of the supply chain
- Improved Inventory Management – ensures streamlining of the inventory management
- Demand Planning – a clear view of the supply chainA distribution oriented ERP system forecasting the inventory needed
- Automated Workflows – allows automating the scheduling of tasks and workflows