The traditional distribution network is based on the philosophy of mass production: optimize capacity, drive down unit costs, and rely on volume discounts to push products through the chain. This has led to multiple tiers of distribution with inventory stocked at each tier and a slew of stocking issues: What do you need? Where do you need it? How can you retrieve it quickly? As the move to mass customization becomes more of a reality, distribution could become even more complex.
Ultriva's Lean Distribution Solutions help you manage finished goods inventory in a dynamic, efficient, and real-time environment to keep pace with market demand. For instance, the Finished Goods Replenishment module
lets you control the flow of inventory between your customers, dealers, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants. Our Lean Distribution solutions will also help you align production-to-order shipments with consumption. You will gain visibility, see stock-out risk alerts, and understand material availability at each distribution center. Analytics will help you determine the right product mix at each distribution center.
Improve Your Connections:
Our customers have seamlessly connected with their dealers and OEMs using the Ultriva Lean Distribution modules resulting in
- Increased customer retention rate
- Increased on-time delivery
- Reduction in finished goods inventory
- Elimination of distribution tiers