Blog updated on 18th January 2023 by Fraser Dunlop
As a wholesale distributor, visibility is essential. To operate at your most efficient, you need complete visibility over your inventory and relationships with manufacturers, purchasers, and even other distributors.
With a solution such as SAP Business One, you gain visibility over your entire operation - including your warehouse and distribution centre. SAP Business One integrates seamlessly with existing systems giving you a single source of truth with which to negotiate and manage contracts, coordinate payments, arrange deliveries, track inventory and more - ultimately ensuring you are always able to deliver the very best customer experience.
At LAKE, we have implemented SAP Business One for many wholesale distribution businesses. Helping them transform their operations and discover new levels of productivity and efficiency.
Based on this experience, we believe there are three essential features that make SAP Business One an ideal solution for wholesale distributors.
One of the great features that SAP Business One delivers is its ability to integrate with E-Commerce platforms, unlocking a number of key benefits including:
One of the greatest challenges for any wholesale distributor is balancing the amount of stock that's coming in, against what is going out. Without an integrated view, it can be hard to extract meaningful insights or determine exactly how one area of the business is impacting another.
Even today, many wholesale distribution businesses operate with a collection of silo-based accounting systems, warehouse management solutions, and other ad-hoc software and spreadsheets. To make accurate and informed decisions regarding new orders, you need access to reliable and integrated information in real-time.
SAP Business One does just that, the solution gives you accurate insights on inbound and outbound shipments, inventory levels and item locations. You can also run real-time reports, valuations, availability, and pricing impact reports.
SAP Business One's intelligent forecasting tools are also great for predicting and managing future demand.
Every wholesale distribution business is built on the reliable and effective management of stock. To meet customer's expectations and operate efficiently, you need to know where your goods are at all times.
Today, it is possible to track individual items with far greater accuracy than ever before. By integrating remote tracking devices in the warehouse and distribution centre with a powerful system such as SAP Business One, you can gain considerable insight and control, with:
If you would like to find out more about LAKE and SAP Business One, please register for one our regular SAP webinars or call me now on 0113 273 7788.
by Fraser Dunlop
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