Moving finished goods from their original manufacturing source, to retail outlets or end customers may seem like a simple and straight-forward task. However, today’s distribution, wholesale, and logistics companies face unique and significant challenges. Intensifying competition, globalization, rapidly changing customer demands, and increasingly sophisticated business models make it harder than ever before to build market share and achieve and sustain profitability.
What is Distribution Software?
A distribution software package is a robust technology tool that automates and streamlines the various processes and activities involved in the collection, transport, and delivery of finished goods or products.
Offered as an integrated component of many enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites, or as a stand-alone application, a distribution software solution provides full support for all related functions, including sourcing, routing, order processing, warehouse management, inventory monitoring, and delivery tracking. So all transactions between distributors and logistics service providers, the manufacturers who hire them, and the stores, outlets, and end consumers they deliver to are accurate, smooth, and efficient at all times.
Key Benefits for Your Company
Wholesales, distributors, logistics service providers, and other similar companies who implement and utilize a distribution software package can achieve tremendous advantages. Among the most notable benefits is the ability to:
- Reduce order processing and fulfillment time
- Eliminate inventory overages and shortages
- Improve service levels and performance
- Respond more rapidly to changing customer demands and shifting marketplace conditions
- Reduce freight expenses and other operating costs
- Enhance relationships with business partners
- Increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention
Let AIM help find the perfect distribution solution for your company.