Setting the Pace of Operations in Wholesale Distribution

New technologies, changing market dynamics, and increasingly demanding customers are altering the way distributors do business. Find out how you can lead this revolution.

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Distribution Goes Digital

When it comes to technology, many distributors are still lagging behind. While digitization transforms operations in wholesale distribution, some companies are missing opportunities as they fail to utilize demand management systems, omnichannel commerce platforms, or inventory management solutions.

To boost customer retention, distributors need to gain a single source of truth and optimize processes. This enables them to not only know what’s going on in their business, but also keep customers informed, satisfied, and most importantly, loyal.

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How to Stay Ahead in Wholesale Distribution with a Flexible Delivery Model

We believe the path forward will require a new approach to digital transformation – a service based approach that replaces traditional large-scale projects with a series of smaller projects
that provide a quicker, smarter way to respond to changes in technology, your industry and
your business. Curious? Read the whitepaper.

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Stay Competitive with Omnichannel Commerce

In today’s world, you have to do business on every channel to remain competitive. Distributors are now moving into e-commerce to open up new customer touchpoints, create new sources of revenue, and improve customer satisfaction.

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Are You Facing These Challenges in Wholesale Distribution?

  • Is your outdated IT infrastructure leading to inefficient demand management and supplier management?
  • Are you able to keep up with the ever-increasing expectations to ensure customer loyalty?
  • Is a lack of system integration making it difficult to gain a clear and complete picture of your overall operations?
  • Are you under increased pressure to optimize procurement and supplier management processes as competitors drive down prices?
  • Do you have the necessary tools to take advantage of your vendors’ discount and rebate programs?

If you are currently facing one or more of these challenges, we can help you rethink your processes.

How Wholesale Distribution is Changing in the Digital Economy

Process Automation and Standardization

Improving operational efficiency is a top priority in wholesale distribution. Before distributors can capitalize on the latest technologies, they first need to streamline and standardize their core processes. By integrating and automating procure-to-pay and order-to-cash processes, for example, distributors stand to save time, eliminate errors, and ultimately improve customer satisfaction.

System Integration and Modernization

There is a lot to gain from replacing legacy systems and point solutions. End-to-end integration enables distributors to gain accurate real-time insights based on a single version of the truth, so they can make the right business decisions and transform their business.

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

Wholesale distributors have a wealth of data at their disposal – but only a few innovative leaders are using it effectively. By analyzing this data, distributors can get deeper insights into their supply chain and make predictions to optimize demand management, planning, and sales processes.

Price Optimization

Distributors are responding to increased cost pressure by trying to recover costs from vendors. Incentive management solutions enable distributors to gain a clear overview of complex discount, rebate, and commission programs so they can improve their profitability.

Supply Chain Management

To meet rising customer expectations, enterprises need to reimagine their supply chain. Process automation, flexible IT solutions, and greater data transparency are key to efficient supply chain management.

Our Wholesale Distribution Specialties

Technical Wholesale

For technical wholesale it is more and more important to have clear insights in stock levels, profitability and margins. Customer demands are increasing and customer satisfaction is key. The technical wholesale solution of NTT DATA Business Solutions helps you to run your business more sufficient.

Building Supplies

The building supplies sector is very diverse, including both small goods and bulk products, sales and rental, B2B and B2C. In order to thrive, distributors therefore require flexible solutions and omnichannel commerce.

Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Bidding on jobs is very common in the plumbing and electrical sectors, and vendors offer discounts on high-volume orders. Distributors require technology that gives them an overview of these discounts so they can always find the best price.

Consumer Goods

With diverse types of products, consumer goods distribution can be a challenging market. Efficient inventory management, detailed supply chain planning, and a comprehensive supplier network are key to ensuring success.

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End-to-End Support

Competition is fierce in wholesale distribution – but we can help you come out on top. Increase your margins, optimize your supply chain and most of all increase your customers loyalty. We are more than willing to support you in reaching your short term and long term goals.

Hein Kivits, Director Wholesale, NTT DATA Business Solutions Benelux

How Our Customers Benefit from Us

BIP Holland

We transformed a local ERP system into a single solution that consolidates the data of all their international branches. Read how we helped BIP in their digital transformation.

Sotreq Accelerates Tax Performance with GUEPARDO

The Sotreq trajectory is marked by the entrepreneurship and the belief that the pursuit of excellence is the way to growth. It operates in the Construction, Mining, Energy and Oil & Naval markets, offering technological and specialized solutions for customer growth.

Servimed implements SAP ERP and SAP Commerce B2B

Servimed chose NTT DATA Business Solutions for the re-implementation of SAP Suite on HANA (ECC) and SAP Commerce B2B due to its expertise in complex projects in this market.

Denios

As part of the digitalization strategy, the development of a digital services roadmap helps to create new service offerings for customers and to position DENIOS as a leader in the market.

Boughey Distribution

The it.mx customer portal's comprehensive range of functions brings direct benefits, allowing customers to easily process and manage orders, and book in and manage their goods. It makes the process of monitoring, analysing and overseeing stock levels simple, with the ability to produce regular KPIs.

DENIOS AG – SAP S/4HANA Conversion

A smooth move onto SAP S/4HANA via a system conversion with the help of NTT DATA Business Solutions experts. Topped off with securely hosted systems at the NTT DATA Business Solutions data centers and Application Management Services for high-performing business processes in all 12 countries.

Linzmeier

Successful retail business needs a reliable cashbox application. The preconfigured cashbox solution is perfectly aligned with Linzmeier’s SAP processes. Financial and goods flows remain transparent all the time.

WM SE

With the SAP S/4HANA Conversion (Brownfield Approach) WM SE has set the course for their digital future. The company now benefits from greater transparency, time and cost savings.

DENIOS

Learn more about how DENIOS AG - in partnership with NTT DATA Business Solutions - has optimized its central data management of product-relevant information in SAP and now is benefiting from a higher quality of specially designed spatial systems and processes.

Fastbolt Schraubengroßhandels GmbH, Gronau, Germany

Wholesaler Fastbolt Schraubengroßhandels GmbH is a product range specialist for industrial connecting elements, delivering all kinds of screws, bolts, and nuts among other things.

Wholesale Distribution: How We Can Support You

Having worked with many of the industry’s leading innovators and trendsetters, NTT DATA Business Solutions is the ideal partner for wholesale distribution. We draw upon our unparalleled experience in the industry, our understanding of country-specific requirements, and our long-standing SAP partnership to deliver value to our customers.

Furthermore, we use best practices and industry-specific software add-ons specially designed to accelerate the implementation of SAP solutions and minimize disruption to business.

SAP Solutions for Wholesale Distribution

SAP Business ByDesign

NTT DATA Business Solutions helps you streamline business processes at your organization with the cloud ERP solution SAP Business ByDesign.

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a complete ERP solution that comes with best practices for core business processes to unleash the Potential of Cloud-Based ERP.

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