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End to End Supply Chain Management Software for Wholesale Distributors

Our Supply Chain Management Software coordinates the activities related to the smooth flow of materials and services across the supply chain to ensure on-time delivery of products and services to the customers for the wholesale distribution business. It focuses on five areas: plan, source, makes, deliver, and return.

Customers can use disparate software to handle different business process areas based on their unique requirements. For example, they could use a Procurement System to manage their procurement processes and a Transportation Management System to handle their logistics processes.

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Supply Chain Management Software Features:

  • Planning for materials
  • Creating a Purchase Order
  • Receiving materials
  • Forecasting
  • Storing
  • Processing Customer Orders
  • Dispatch and Tracking
  • Warehousing
Supply Chain Management Software

Supply Chain Management System combines ERP, Inventory Software, Purchasing software & more

The challenge with using disparate systems is that they tend to work as Silos, and integrating them and maintaining the integration could be a complicated task. One way to handle the challenge of silo application is to leverage Ximple ERP integrated Supply Chain Management Software.  Our applications are designed for the Wholesale Distribution industry and come with their inbuilt integration that helps incorporate the Supply Chain Management processes.

Our  Supply Chain Management Software support forecasting, demand planning, and materials planning. Besides, it should support the unique processes and features relating to Wholesale Distribution Business.

Unified Supply Chain Platform for Wholesale Distributors

Many SCM Software’s challenges is that it does not integrate with the other business areas like Finance, Sales. Organizations can accomplish this integration by using Integrated Ximple Supply Chain Management ERP Software specifically designed for Wholesale Distribution Business. This provides the management with an integrated view of the Organization’s performance. Ximple ERP Supply Chain Management Software provides real time financial impact of the Supply Chain Transactions, they enable early identification of unprofitable transactions.

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Supply Chain Management System for Wholesale Distributors: Key Ximple SCM Software Modules

Execute Supply Chain transactions, manage Supplier Relationships, Inventory, Warehouse & Purchasing Management

  • Purchasing Software also known as Procurement, handles the purchase of raw materials. The application takes the recording of a requisition, approval of the same, converting the requisition to a purchase order (PO) and sending the approved PO to the Vendor, and following up till the material is received at the distribution center.
  • Inventory Management Software: This module deals with the material handling and management process in the Organization and covers tasks like receipt and storage of raw material, issue of the raw materials to production, receipt and proper storage of finished products, and completion of finished products against sales orders. Inventory management also handles the physical inventory tracking process.
  • Demand Planning Software handles the recording of forecasted demand and processing the forecast to plan for the availability of materials and distribution & warehousing capacity to deliver the finished product to meet the forecast demand. The module processes three planning types, including Materials Requirements Planning, Min-Max planning, and Reorder Point Planning.
  • Order Entry and Fulfilment: This module handles the recording of customer orders and processing the product’s dispatch to the Customer to fulfill the customer orders. The key processes are order entry, picking, packing, and dispatch. This module also handles customer returns.
  • Warehouse Management Software: This module augments the inventory management module and specializes in advanced storage, tracking, and processing of the material movements in the warehouses. This module enhances the accuracy of the receiving and picking process. Warehouse management uses technologies like barcodes and RFID to ensure inventory optimization.
  • The Transportation Management Software augments the dispatch process by providing a complete track of the finished product as it moves from distribution facilities until it reaches the Customer’s gates. This tracking ensures in-transit material quality and helps the smooth transfer of ownership of the material to the Customer. This module can integrate with advanced technologies like IoT (Internet of Things) and GPS to ensure quality and reduce delays.

Why Leading Wholesale Distributors Select Our Supply Chain Management Software?

Gain a competitive edge with supply chain management software:

Meets Wholesale Distribution Industry Requirements

It software supports direct shipment, where the supplier ships the material directly to the customer, is a feature of the distribution industry. Consignment sales, where the material is stored in the customer warehouse. Complexities of the Supply Chain are different for each wholesale distribution industry.

Can support company-specific needs

The supply chains of two companies in the same industry could be different. Our Supply chain software provides unique competitive advantages to the company. Our solution support unique needs of companies with users defined parameters and APIs / Microservices integrations.

Scalability

Supply chain complexity increases exponentially with business growth. Our ERP for Supply Chain Management handle this complexity as the company grows.

Give your wholesale distribution business the world’s most flexible ERP platform

Feature 1

Reliability

99.99% Cloud ERP uptime

Feature 2

Customization

Out of Box ERP Customization with Parameter and APIs/Micro services

Feature 3

Expert ERP Support

Expert Support by Industry expert with more than 10+ years experience

Fastest Payback

Fastest Payback

Fastest ERP Implementation and Payback. Average implementation done in less than 90 days. ROI in less than 9 months

How Our Supply Chain Management Software Benefits Wholesale Distributors?

Accurate planning :

It supports both push and pull-based planning. By enabling accurate forecasts, the planning outputs become more accurate. It leads to improved process efficiency.

End to end tracking :

Our Supply chain ERP system ensure clear visibility for management along the entire chain. It helps quickly identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies

Continuous improvement :

It’s provides data, used benchmarking and continuous improvement within the Organization.

Cost reduction and improvement in profitability :

Improvement in process efficiencies, increased inventory turnover, and asset utilization will lower the cost per unit of the finished product driving up the profitability per unit.

Improved inventory turns :

Accurate planning ensures regular stocking and replenishment of items. It increases the inventory turnover.

Improved resource utilization :

Accurate capacity planning that will lead to better utilization of machines and labor.

Increased customer satisfaction :

Our Supply Chain Management helps companies assure the firm promised date and deliver on (or before) the promised data. It’s helps provide relevant information to the Customer promptly. The clarity in communication and promptness in delivering products and services leads to increased customer satisfaction and repeat & referral orders.

Cloud-based ERP Vs. On-Premise ERP in Supply Chain

In an On-Premise ERP, the Customer manages both ERP Software and the technology infrastructure (Hardware). This level of control enables the Customer to customize the software to suit their unique supply chain processes. This flexibility comes at the cost of managing the unfamiliar terrain of managing the IT infrastructure.

In a Cloud ERP, the ERP Vendor manages Cloud-based ERP, both software and hardware. The Customer can configure the ERP Software to meet their business requirements. There is limited flexibility in customizing the application to meet the unique business processes. In some cases, the Customer will need to modify their business processes to suit the operations supported by ERP.

The main benefits of Cloud ERP are reduction in cost and complexity of managing the IT Infrastructure. Irrespective of Cloud or On-premise ERP, the key is to understand the critical business requirements and ensure that the ERP system that you choose can quickly meet those requirements.

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We are Passionate about Solving Wholesale Distributors Supply Chain Challenges

  • The traditional Wholesale Distribution Business is at an inflection point. Advanced technology and digitization negatively impact the conventional Wholesale Distribution business’s foundations at the supplier level, competition level, and customer level. Digitization has enabled its suppliers (manufacturers) to sell directly to the end customers, bypassing the distributors and retailers. It has also enabled traditional B2C players to target B2B and vice versa.
  • Digitization has also changed the nature of the competition. Online stores like Amazon have made many Wholesale Distributors redundant. Many ‘Internet Only’ distributors can offer better deals to the customers without any investment in physical warehouses.
  • Transparency in prices available through the internet has shrunk traditional margins. Besides, the information availability has also ensured the customers can identify ideal Distributors. The market has become very competitive.
  • The only way the business can thrive is by embracing digitization. The primary objective of the digitization strategy should be to reduce the supply chain costs and improve efficiency. The other digitization strategy identifies new revenue models made available through digitization, e.g. value-added services.
  • A Supply Chain Management ERP is the core of the digitization strategy. ERP helps automate the planning process and creation of purchase orders. Warehouses can be equipped with bar codes, RFID, and QR codes, and the same is integrated with the ERP Application.
  • Analysis of ERP information will help identify fast-moving products, product groups with high profitability, new customer groups, and changing trends of the existing customer groups. ERP can also help the Distributor to move into E-Commerce. Integration of E-Commerce with ERP will ensure automation of Order Creation and the respective downstream transactions like available to promise, inventory planning, and procurement.
  • ERP can also create and track Drop-shipment orders and automatically reconcile the transactions. By integrating with the customer data, ERP can plan better, leading to improved inventory optimization, warehouse space utilization, and inventory turnover ratio.
  • Wholesale Distributors should embrace technology to handle digitalization challenges. Supply Chain Management ERP is the backbone of the digitization strategy.
We have people, passion, drive & technology to fulfill the bigger purpose. We commit to Wholesale Distributors to offer TODAY tomorrow’s technology

New technology will upend the way Organizations are managing their Supply Chain. Technologies like Blockchain, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will fundamentally alter the way businesses operate and will have a profound impact on the Supply Chains of the Future.

ERP for Supply Chain as a foundation to build a platform for future technologies. It means that ERP for Supply Chain is no longer a luxury but a necessity for an Organization to transform the Supply Chain of the future.

Gartner has coined the term ‘Postmodern ERP’ to describe how advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and other technologies will impact ERP of the future.

ERP For Wholesale Distributors – Software Selection Criteria

• Does your ERP Software meet your Business Needs?
• Does your ERP solution aligns with company goals?
• Will ERP Software Integrate/compatible with existing systems?
• Have partner Network/Availability?
• What type of training/support options offered by the ERP Solution provider?
• Have references and recommendations from customers?
• Does your ERP provider invest in tomorrow’s technology?

 

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