ERP Solutions for Food Distribution
Why use ERP Food Distribution Software?
Increased pressure to meet customer and supplier demands, requests for real-time information, competition knocking at the door of your customers, ever increasing pressure to reduce operating expenses and at the same time increase customer service and order fulfillment rates.
Our products go bad with time unlike other distributors. We cannot afford to not know what we have in stock and can deliver. Our customers are expecting us to have every item in stock every day. They pressure us for best pricing and pay their bills late. Not only that, some of our pricing is market driven and changes each day which affects our profits.
How can we increase customer satisfaction and loyalty? How can we improve our supplier relationships and stay connected? How can we utilize our workforce more effectively? How can we be more responsive? How can we make it easier to do business with our company? It would be nice if we knew we are making our customers happy?
We constantly struggle with warehouse and inventory control issues. We do not always have the time to do a physical count of inventory. We need our system to be accurate for our customers and purchasing departments. Our profits suffer every time we ship something incorrectly and the overhead of return processing and reordering adds so much stress to our overworked staff. When we are making the delivery, we have to reschedule causing additional delays. The only time we really know for sure what our inventory is, is when we are out of stock.
How often do we have to throw away inventory? We cannot remember when was the last time the physical inventory matched the book inventory? By the time we get a stock status report it is out of date. Our purchasing manager does not have the right information to make accurate buying decisions and has to guess a lot.
Our customers want to be able to self serve their paperwork. They always are asking for copies of invoices and proof of delivery. We have a web site, but it takes a separate person just to manage it and keep everything in sync with our office system.
We spend too much time checking our system. It would be nice if our system automatically notified us about critical issues. It is a computer after all. I thought computers were supposed to make life easier. We need faster access to business intelligence to make informed decisions.
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Highlights of ERP Food Distribution Software Solutions:
- Lot number and shelf life date control.
- Detailed product recall reports.
- Rebate and allowance tracking.
- Integrated warehouse management with optional wireless access.
- Bins and order guides.
- Vendor rebate and multiple pricing structures.
- Multi level discounts.
- Catch weight and broken case tracking.
- Route and load management.
- UPS Roadnet integration.
- Fuel surcharges.
- Proof of delivery signature capture.
- Import tracking and landed cost calculations.
- Industry specific processing such as Tobacco and Alcohol.
- Improved cash flow with integrated finance applications.
Typical modules used by or with ERP Distribution Software:
- Accounts Payable (AP)
- Accounts Receivable (AR)
- General Ledger (GL)
- Customer orders (CO)
- Sales Analysis (SA) and Forecasting
- Inventory Management (IM)
- Purchasing (PO)
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Warehouse Management (WMS)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Manufacturing Work Orders (MO)
- Truck Routing
Solutions are available through Dolvin Consulting. We take the time to look at and listen to your business needs. We leverage our industry knowledge and contacts to make sure you have the right solution to your challenges.
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