About Distribution Software
Distribution Software is a software solution that aids an organization in their supply chain process. Most companies have more than one department that directly affect inventory. Using distribution software can greatly help with inventory management.
In general terms, inventory management refers to the method a business uses to handle its tangible resources and material to make sure that it is readily available. Inventory management allows a company to use their inventory assets more efficiently to maximize its revenue.
A company’s distribution pipeline generally requires that products are stocked in a warehouse and then transferred from one location to another in the distribution chain. Distribution software automates managing inventory levels by using SKU or UPC at their warehouse locations.
To keep large warehouses organized, the software package helps identify bin locations for individual products by the UPC/SKU number. Employees can be directed to those locations for shipments, pull products when needed, and make room for new products. Employees can also be directed while putting product away as well as being notified to replenish picking stock from bulk storage areas.
Real time inventory monitoring of each product stored in a warehouse is an important function of distribution software. Products that are running low can be identified. Re-orders can take place, insuring that the demand for the product can always be met. The software can also forecast product demand based on previous customer ordering history.
A Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. VMI means that it is up to the vendor to replenish inventory for a customer based on some predefined parameters. The customer does not send the vendor purchase orders but instead supplies the vendor with usage or Point of Sales data. It is up to the vendor to decide when and how much inventory to ship to the customer. This gives the vendor a tremendous opportunity to maximize its sales and get closer to the end user of its products.
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