Distribution and wholesale can be a complex business when viewed from the lens of an ERP implementer. Any company that is operating in the wholesale distribution space, will need robust functionalities to manage complex distribution channels and would in most cases also need an very efficient warehouse management system. Hashtag’s s ERP consultants have extensive expertise and depth of knowledge in a variety of distribution businesses and understand the fast changing technology requirements of today’s wholesale distributors.
A wholesale distribution enterprise is generally looking at software functionality that focuses on a few specific areas namely faster logistics capabilities, optimal inventory, more efficient customer service possibilities, and a top class MIS. The ERP selection process must look beyond simple features and expand into validating if the enterprise software functionality offers a complete warehouse management system including WMS in some cases, fully-integrated CRM functionality, robust financial management in addition to features that aid kit packing, labelling and bar code tracking. In addition, many wholesale distributors’ clients require strong supply chain management capabilities that can manage imports, advanced merchandise planning, centralized procurements, multi warehouse management including advanced capabilities like cross docking.
Being able to select the right ERP system with the required distribution software functionality will help improve sales performance and organizational efficiencies while reducing costs and improving margins.
Wholesale & Distribution led businesses
- Sales Order management
- Customer relationship management
- Sales commission processing
- Planning and Forecasting
- Centralized procurement
- Import management
- Kitting and Repacking
- Bar-coding and RFID
- Advanced inventory management
- Comprehensive WMS
- Business intelligence
Hashtag’s ERP consultants provide a complete service offering that can assist your organization throughout the process of ERP selection, ERP implementation, and organizational change management.
Our consultants are aware of the potential pitfalls of ERP selection projects and can help hedge against project cost overruns, software that is misaligned with business needs, and lack of return on investment. The ERP team has industry specific expertise that helps achieve measurable business improvements.