In Distribution, Supply Chain Management plays a key role being a middle entity between the manufacturer/brand owners and retailer / end customer. Managing end-to-end operations from receiving the order, managing the stock at all distribution stocking points and delivering the stock at the right time and right place are the key challenges faced by distributors in their day-to-day operations.
A distributor's functions include:
Hence it becomes very important for distributors to maximize efficiency across the warehousing and distribution operation.
A distributor has a different set of challenges at the sourcing side or delivery side. Key challenges:
The SCMProFit supply chain solution provides a platform to the distributor to manage end-to end operations of sourcing of goods from brand owners/manufacturing units to distribution centers and further delivery to retail outlets or end customers. The solution allows distributors to maximise the efficiency of internal processes.
SCMProFit provides single window visibility to distributors on the inventory level maintained at each branch and distribution centers. With good visibility over inventory, distributors can eliminate inefficient warehouse processes and improve their ability to provide customers with what they want, when they want it.
The solution provides track and trace of distributor operations across local and international delivery. It facilitates to plan the distribution in an optimal way in order to reduce the number of trip and delivery orders efficiently.
SCMProFit provide tools for setting up of customised alerts, and exceptions that helps in proactively managing operations. Tools are available to analyse operations across different dimensions and improve productivity. The cost analysis provides a tool to calculate the landed cost and improve the profitability of the operation.