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 with the support of SAP solutions.

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itelligence assists you bringing your wholesale distribution operations into the digital age.

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.

Our Wholesale Distribution Specialties

Streamline your wholesale distribution operations to stay ahead in the consumer goods sector.

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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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.

Omnichannel commerce assists companies in meeting the demands for distributing building supplies.

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.

Take control of demand management for foodservice distribution with assistance from itelligence.

Foodservice Distribution

Foodservice is one of the most fast-paced and demanding industries, with extremely thin margins and fierce competition. This calls for sophisticated warehouse systems, agile processes, and solutions for inventory management and incentive management.

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  • Is your outdated IT infrastructure leading to inefficient demand management and supplier management?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.

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itelligence is the perfect partner to improve your wholesale distribution operations with digital solutions.

How We Can Support You With Wholesale Solutions

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.

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 stand-alone 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.

End-to-End Support

Competition is fierce in wholesale distribution – but we can help you come out on top. Whether you’re looking for a new ERP system, an industry-specific solution, or strategic consultation, NTT DATA Business Solutions supports all of your wholesale distribution operations.

Stefan Hoffmann, Wholesale Industry Solution Principal, NTT DATA Business Solutions AG

SAP Solutions for Wholesale Distribution

Rethinking Digital Transformation

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

Global events and trends move so fast in this digital world that it is almost impossible to design a long-term business strategy and accompanying digital roadmap. COVID-19, the blockage of the Suez Canal or broader trends such as digitization and the shift to a customer centric business model: Wholesale distribution companies feel the impact of these almost instantly. These trends pose a real challenge to their digital transformation strategies. We help companies with a modular transformation approach that allows them to innovate step by step, which helps them to anticipate sudden changes in the market during their transformation trajectory and - of course - after implementation. With our flexible delivery model, they are less at risk, can get up to speed faster, are able to adapt to trends quicker, and scale up or down whenever they need.

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How Our Customers Benefit from Us

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Hans Boodt Mannequins

An increasing information demand, internationalization, and complicated business processes. Challenges like these require a system that is scalable, provides automated invoicing, and offers better and quicker reports. Read more about how we made this happen with SAP Business ByDesign for Hans Boodt.

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Hans Boodt Mannequins

Een systeem dat internationale communicatiestromen verwerkt en inzicht biedt in zowel productie- als transportplanning. Dat leverden we op aan Hans Boodt Mannequins met SAP Business ByDesign. Hier lees je hoe dat succesvol uitpakte.

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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.

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Tieman Trading

Tieman Trading B.V. is a Dutch wholesaler of electric cables and construction supplies for retailers and additionally offers services for repairs and spare parts.

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Amedia

With SAP BPC all master data work off the same basis, meaning for example that ‚subscription‘ accounting processes now use the same account numbers. One solution for all, with everyone using the same standardized reports for their business.

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Hedef Grup

Besides its specialization in sales and distribution, Hedef Grup also has operations in production, retailing, tourism, telecommunication and foreign trade fields.

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Reis Makina

Operating as the distributor of Makita and Dolmar, Reis Makina is one of the world’s biggest electric home appliances supplier in the machinery industry.

Learn more about how itelligence supports your omnichannel strategy.

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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