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Diversified Distribution Solutions, Inc. (DDS) provides total supply chain management services to a number of market sectors, particularly major retailers and distributors.
Most manufacturers and distributors are thinking about or actively looking for their ideal inventory levels. It’s a natural process for this business sector because inventory levels have a significant impact on a business’s health and success. Find your ideal inventory levels by implementing the right technology.
Manufacturers and distributors rely on a swift moving, high-quality supply chain for the products that they, in turn, supply their customers. You need to have control, insight and sound risk management plans in place in order to maintain control over your supply chain or your supply chain just might control you.
One important factor in developing long-term business relationships is reliability. It’s natural to want to be able to pick, pack, and ship the inventory that your customers order in the right quantities and on time. However, unnecessarily overstocking the warehouse in order to ensure customer deliveries can present a new set of problems. Consider these three ways to avoid inventory overload.
Today’s manufacturers and distributors must be agile and able to respond quickly in the event of a supply chain disruption. They must also be flexible and able to view supply chain and inventory management strategically. Looking at your supply chain and inventory in a new way can make you more resilient to inevitable fluctuations while maintaining the ability to satisfy customers.
Maintaining the right inventory, at the right time, in the right quantities is not an easy task. A number of variables can change rapidly which can lead to knee-jerk decisions that may not be in the best interest of inventory management. Here are three common decisions that need re-thinking:
Case Study - Speck Products Streamlines Inventory Planning Processes with PlanningEdge and NetSuite ERP
Speck, a leading manufacturer of protective cases for portable electronic devices, integrated PlanningEdge and NetSuite ERP to customize inventory planning.
Manufacturers and distributors may have hundreds to thousands of inventory items to manage. You need to maintain enough inventory to satisfy customers and prevent stock-outs without needlessly overstocking shelves. Keeping tabs on so many items can quickly become time consuming and distract you from other important tasks. Deploying stronger technology can streamline inventory management, providing the insight and automation that you need so that you can stay focused on the other important inventory decisions.
Growing your business is an important part of success; however, it does not come without challenges. You may outgrow your entry level business solutions and lose sight of the important data and processes that lead to growth. If you can’t get accurate inventory data, you can’t continue to fulfill customer orders efficiently. Delays in customer deliveries will impact customer service and growth can quickly turn into setbacks.
How do you get vine-ripened tomatoes to the market before they spoil? As quickly as possible. Whether grocery stores, food services or big box merchants are relying on you for fresh produce or shelf-stable food and beverages, you have to act fast. Making smart stocking decisions requires access to reliable data and swift responsiveness, as well as innovative software solutions.