INCREASE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY ACROSS YOUR BUSINESS

ERP for Distribution: Microsoft Dynamics ERP

Distributors today are faced with increasing customer demands, competitive pressures and the shift to a global marketplace. Tight margins and the high cost of excess inventory make cost control and efficiency critical.

At TMC we understand that the right technology can create new opportunities to increase operational efficiency across your business, fill orders faster, and reduce inventory and distribution costs.

The only constant in the distribution industry is change, in the form of globalization trends, new cross-sell capabilities, and shifting third-party logistics. Companies must respond to industry pressures and complexities with a strong focus on the consumer.

Microsoft Dynamics ERP allows you to improve supply chain processes, manage inventory more effectively, and incorporate deeper business insight into distribution and supply chain processes for your customers. In these key areas, this solution can help you achieve success with traceability, transparency, and efficiency.

ERP Distribution Service the Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

  • Manage all parts of the process.
  • Trace raw materials through all stages.
  • Provide product availability and delivery time through a Web portal.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

  • Maintain real-time data.
  • Reduce errors with bar codes and scanners.
  • Optimize layout, picking methods, and movement processes.
  • Ensure on-time order fulfillment.
  • Use critical forecasting to plan for future needs.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • Achieve easy, enterprise-wide coordination and agility.
  • Improve operational efficiency and help reduce costs.
  • Automate and integrate time-consuming manual processes across your business.
  • Focus on efficient operations that boost profitability.
  • Gain flexibility to try new strategies.
  • Be poised to seize new opportunities.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Improve efficiencies with automated transaction processing and payment adjustments.
  • Enhance financial controls with complete audit control.
  • Organize financial information with flexible accounting structures.
  • Create Excel-based budget templates.
  • Perform dimensional analysis of financial, sales, and purchase transactions.
  • Build refreshable reports for delivery to decision-makers.
  • Simplify payables/receivables management.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYSIS

  • Provide easy access to all critical information.
  • Take advantage of online analytical processing (OLAP) applications.

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ERP Solution

Key highlights of TMC’s Microsoft Dynamics ERP for Distribution Solution:

  • Gain visibility into your most profitable products, customers, and opportunities
  • Monitor and evaluate your top 10 customers
  • Control your inventory to maximize value
  • Improve replenishment decisions
  • Fulfill orders more quickly and accurately
  • Generate pick, put-away, movement, and physical inventory documents on the fly using handheld devices
  • Track lots, serial numbers, and warranty information

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Microsoft Dynamics ERP for Food & Beverage

The food and beverage distribution industry is defined by strict compliance standards, low profit margins, intense competition, and high customer expectations. You need quick and effective ordering processes to ensure customer needs are understood and addressed quickly. You also want the flexibility to respond to changing customer demands and market trends.

Microsoft Dynamics offers powerful, integrated management solutions for companies in the food and beverage distribution industry. These solutions can help you succeed by speeding products from supplier to the store shelf, removing waste from operations, and meeting the demands of your customers.

  • Automate product tracking and tracing from the supplier to the retailer.
  • Implement metrics and tracking for individual warehouses and departments.
  • Reduce food spoilage and lower inventory costs by delivering demand signals directly from sales and retailers to purchasing.
  • Generate real-time reports and alerts for management and retailers.
  • Track and easily adapt to changing customer demand.
  • Coordinate communications when several employees are interacting with a customer across multiple channels.
  • Enable customer self-service through Web portals.
  • Generate real-time reports and alerts for management and retailers.
  • Track and easily adapt to changing customer demand.
  • Coordinate communications when several employees are interacting with a customer across multiple channels.
  • Enable customer self-service through Web portals.
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Microsoft Dynamics ERP for Industrial Goods Distribution

The industrial goods distribution industry continues to change and evolve to meet market pressures and customer requirements. Industrial goods distributors of all kinds are under pressure to optimize the processes of acquisition, inventory management, warehousing, sales, and distribution. In order to improve sales, margins, and customer satisfaction, many have expanded product offerings to include private-label brands and have also added profitable add-on services.

Microsoft Dynamics offers the flexible, industry-rich solutions needed to succeed in this challenging business. We help industrial distributors deal with the increasing complexity of the industry.

  • Provide real-time visibility into inventory levels and sales across multiple locations and companies.
  • Understand the performance of inventory investments, and optimize inventory choices and service levels.
  • Automate critical business processes and help reduce internal costs.
  • Accurately track shipping and delivery through the use of automatic data collection.
  • Understand demand through the creation of accurate demand forecasts.
  • Respond rapidly to customer demands, such as packaging, shipping, and delivery requirements.
  • Improve the ability to offer profitable add-on services.
  • Manage increasing volume of orders through Web, fax, and phone.
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Microsoft Dynamics ERP for Consumer Packaged Goods

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) distributors face big challenges selling to the fiercely competitive and rapidly evolving retail industry. Intense price stress at the retail level puts pressure on distributors and leads to smaller margins. Alternatives, such as mail order, catalog sales, and direct sales, bypass the traditional distribution channels altogether, forcing companies to add value to their services to retain customers.

Microsoft Dynamics can help you succeed in the CPG industry with financial, process, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Deploying these flexible solutions can give your company a significant competitive advantage by helping to: meet retailers’ demands more effectively, lower the cost of operations, and improve customer satisfaction.

  • Provide real-time visibility into inventory levels and sales across multiple locations and companies.
  • Understand the performance of inventory investments, and optimize inventory choices and service levels.
  • Automate critical business processes and help reduce internal costs.
  • Accurately track shipping and delivery through the use of automatic data collection.
  • Understand demand through the creation of accurate demand forecasts.
  • Respond rapidly to customer demands, such as packaging, shipping, and delivery requirements.
  • Improve the ability to offer profitable add-on services.
  • Manage increasing volume of orders through Web, fax, and phone.
  • Provide real-time visibility into inventory levels and sales across multiple locations and companies.
  • Understand the performance of inventory investments, and optimize inventory choices and service levels.
  • Automate critical business processes and help reduce internal costs.
  • Accurately track shipping and delivery through the use of automatic data collection.
  • Understand demand through the creation of accurate demand forecasts.
  • Respond rapidly to customer demands, such as packaging, shipping, and delivery requirements.
  • Improve the ability to offer profitable add-on services.
  • Manage increasing volume of orders through Web, fax, and phone.
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With the help of TMC, Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we can:

STREAMLINE BUSINESS PROCESSES

  • Automate critical business processes and help reduce internal costs.
  • Create accurate demand-forecasting models that lower inventory and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Speed order picking by up to two to six times with powerful, integrated Automatic Data Collection (ADC) solutions.

QUICKLY ACCESS ACCURATE INFORMATION

  • Instantly view real-time and historic data across multiple locations to improve decision-making and understand where savings can be found.
  • Implement metrics and tracking for individual warehouses and departments.
  • Use intelligent knowledge management to identify opportunities for new products and services to be offered.

EXCEED CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

  • Improve ability to respond to unique customer needs, such as specific packaging, marking, and shipping requirements.
  • Increase the accuracy and speed of customer interactions with low-cost, easy-to-implement Web-based systems.
  • Improve customer support by effectively tracking and monitoring customer needs and requests.

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