Maximize efficiencies and provide an agile, efficient service with Sage Enterprise Management (formerly known as Sage X3) for Distribution
Sage Enterprise Management (formerly known as Sage X3) Distribution & Warehousing Solution
Companies in the distribution sector are struggling to maintain their market position and market share. Many find themselves caught between retailers that want to pay less so they themselves are able to meet the ever increasing demands of their customers and manufacturers who want to increase prices to meet their commodity price increases.
Online Shopping is another factor with goods being shipped directly to the consumer so as to reduce supply chain costs and speed up delivery and bypassing the distributor in the process. Many of the large retailers are purchasing directly from manufactures and cutting out the distributor altogether.
In order for distribution companies to regain their position they need the agility to scale their operations to match the demand and need to be able to provide wide access to information that enables their supply chain partners the ability to make fast, strategic decisions.
Distributors need access to real time inventory data to drive proactive sales operations, make good purchasing decisions and minimize costs of stock. Without full visibility to identify redundant and slow moving stock distributors are unable to measure and improve company performance.
A major source of delays and a common source of errors occur when multiple systems are being used to manage the distribution business. The time wasted in manual processes and re-entering data in parallel systems puts further strain on costs and the company’s bottom line. Distributors that have an integrated system are able to provide their customers with speedy responses, and accurate lead times. Distributors have access to real time information that enables them to optimize their inventory and operations and enhance profitability by connecting information, people and processes.
The Sage Enterprise Management (formerly known as Sage X3) Distribution solution provides the data, information and systems required for in-depth analytics and strategic planning, to allow agile, quick and decisive action.
Key capabilities include:
- Supplier and product category management
- Pricing and discounts
- Purchase planning, ordering, and requests
- Purchase orders, delivery, and scheduling
- Requests for proposal
- Open orders, budget accounting
- Multi-level signature management
- Supplier invoice entry and returns Learn More