No time for rest in distribution. As globalization trends continue, new channels are constantly developing. And existing channels are expanding with new approaches, such as global sourcing capabilities in cross-selling, third party logistics, and solutions for radio frequency identification (RFID).
Due to increasing competition and disintermediation concerns, companies are switching to more advanced processes of distribution management. These trends are driving changes in business processes and relationships of the distributors. As well as the customer service expectations are expanding. The main customers and suppliers require specific agreements and technology level of service consistent with their business processes.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers a powerful technology platform that gives distributors the critical resources they need to manage every aspect of business, increase operational efficiency in your business, fill orders faster and reduce inventory costs and distribution.
Integrated applications can be deployed quickly and inexpensively, highly customized without the need for an elaborate project implementation.
Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics solutions for the distribution industry
Improve business operations
The automation of business processes at every contact point helps to streamline the various tasks and simplify the collection of business intelligence data, adding greater value as most profitable operations are supported. With an integrated distribution process, your company can better manage the information and materials, controlling costs and performance.
Optimize supply chain process
An efficient management of the supply chain is essential to meet customer demands. With an integrated IT infrastructure and Web-based approach for communication between businesses, your company can operate effectively in an increasingly complex and globalsupply chain. Portals offer greater visibility of product availability and delivery of data; while the virtual stores on the Web simplify sales, improve accuracy and speed up the delivery.
Streamline the inventory management
Flexible inventory applications help streamline purchasing, order processing and inventory management. These tightly integrated solutions can include the use of bar codes and scanners to maintain data accuracy and real-time inventory, further reducing errors. A powerful IT environment helps warehouse employees to optimize the design, collection methods, and movement to ensure an efficient flow of goods around the warehouse.
Quickly access to accurate information
Daily Access to updated data through the use of online query, reports and web reporting; customer self-service tools, sophisticated financial consolidation, and online analytical processing (OLAP). Your salespeople can use this data in real time to help answer questions accurately about stock availability and prices. You can also use this data to identify early buying patterns and then leverage that information to anticipate customer needs and customer loyalty.