Consumers are always wanting things faster, better or cheaper – however, almost NEVER can we actually get all three of things at the same time. The internet and the recent advent of smart-mobile devices have made consumers very savvy shoppers, and consumers have the capability to shop from global providers instead of local brick and mortar solutions. Now distributors are competing across state, national and international lines for their precious chunk of market share. The only way for suppliers and distributors to match consumers’ expectations is to let Distribution Technology drive their earnings and profits. One of today’s top distribution solutions technologies that allows this is SalesPad for Dynamics GP.
Perhaps the most critical factor in determining the consumer cost of an item is the ability for a supplier to have accurate, real time data across the supply chain. This data is imperative to predict the true cost of fulfilling an item and when it would be shipped and received. To accomplish this type of data collection, successful distributors turn to Dynamics GP and SalesPad Distribution software.
Consumers do not care about the intricacies of how the supply chain is put together, just as most people do not really care how a combustible engine works – they just want to drive their cars. Distributors, on the other hand, need to make sure that certain components are well oiled and fine tuned. A few examples of these include:
Companies need to now move quickly to keep up with the never ending increase in ordering channels. Having a solid integrated distribution technology system in place can help your business maintain its edge in this ever improving world. Who knows, maybe the consumer can finally have it BETTER, CHEAPER and FASTER!
CIS proactively helps businesses evaluate their technology and “best business” practices to be the most productive and profitable that they can be. One of the top solutions for distribution companies is Microsoft Dynamics GP and SalesPad Distribution for GP. Please contact us with any questions about this article.
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