Wholesale distributors must balance a number of challenges including:
Forward thinking companies will leverage these challenges to move ahead of the competition using wholesale distribution ERP software that provide visibility across the full scope of distribution business. The right ERP for distribution will enable collaboration through information-sharing for smart decision-making.
An established distribution business should have processes in place for inventory control, sales order fulfillment, and purchasing. Savvy business leaders know it’s important to adapt new processes and technologies in order to meet marketplace changes and competitive challenges. They are willing to adopt new tools and techniques to exploit opportunities and improve performance.Show Next
A 2015 Aberdeen report, “What Has Changed in Wholesale Distribution: 2015 & Beyond,” revealed that distribution market leaders invested twice as many resources in technology than their less-successful competitors. The report emphasized the need to change processes and invest in technology.*
* From the Aberdeen Group’s February 2015 report “What has Changed in Wholesale Distribution : 2015 and Beyond” by Bob Heaney, Research Director, Supply Chain, Wholesale and Retail Practices.Show Next
Today a modern ERP for wholesale distribution system is well within reach for all sizes of businesses. Distribution companies can decide to purchase their system or choose a pay-per-use (Software-as-a-Service or SaaS) monthly subscription fee. Similar choices are available for computer hardware and infrastructure, either owned on-site or a through a cloud/SaaS option.