4 DISTRIBUTION PROBLEMS ERP CAN FIX

Investing in an ERP platform is becoming popular among distribution companies. With manual systems becoming more and more time consuming, the switch to a cloud-based software is becoming more necessary. These are the top four complaints from distribution companies that have been solved since implementing an ERP software.

 

Inventory/ Stock Management

The distribution industry relies heavily on consumers to upkeep average sell rate and keep inventory flowing. When the economy fluctuates it can affect the manufacturing of items that can lead distributors to have excess or insufficient inventory.

Many wholesale distributors face supply chain issues, affecting their profits. An ERP system can eliminate these problems by integrating a warehouse management system or WMS. It does this by automating supply chain operations and sending you notifications so you have complete transparency through the process. An integrated ERP system can also flag any deficiencies leading to less mistakes.

 

Optimize Picking Efficiencies

Sometimes it can take too long to find an order and get it from warehouse to customer. Having RF barcode readers, created exclusively for wholesale distribution companies, speeds up this process, creates efficiencies and minimizes steps. This streamlined process allows pickers to know exactly where to go to retrieve the product and the system even assigns bins for put-away when the new product gets there. ERP and barcode scanners decrease human error and provide exact details on what is on order, on the shelf and in a different warehouse or in transit. ERP transactions will move the group of items from stockroom inventory to the order.

 

 Lot Tracking

Lot tracking is a bulk of the traceability required by distributors or pharmaceuticals, food, fabric, and fireworks – knowing the numbers in your inventory, the date of manufacture, and the expiry (if applicable) of these items helps you to trace and track information on these products that may not be otherwise available. If your company is manually entering data, this can cause inaccuracies in tracing specific raw ingredient numbers utilized in multiple finished products which are then shipped to different clients. Having a complete manufacturing ERP software will handle both forward tracking and backward lot tracking

 

 Redundant Processes are…. Redundant

Nothing is worse than doing the same task repeatedly. By adopting an ERP solution, you can eliminate manual data entry and streamline your workflows to automate and reduce duplicate data entry. This boosts productivity and keeps employees happy. This also reduces the chance of error through automation.

 

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