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How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
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Oracle Accelerate for Wholesale Distribution
Wholesale Distributors are contending with the issues that have emerged in the
current business environment ' rising customer expectations, shrinking margins
and industry mergers and acquisitions on both the demand and supply side of the
business. This consolidation is increasing the pressure on wholesales distributors.
There is consensus that achieving operational efficiency is a key element in
overcoming these challenges. In pursuit of this goal, companies are innovating and
finding ways to streamline and rationalize their business processes and systems.
AN INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Efficient procurement and sourcing effectiveness. Storage and movement of
inventories. Attracting and retaining customers with value added services. Ability to
maximize product and customer profitability. Challenges such as these are
impacting revenues, competitiveness and profits of wholesales distributors.
To take timely and well informed decisions, which can have a positive impact on
the business; executives need to get answers to questions like:
- "What value-added services can I offer to improve customer loyalty?"
- "What is the best way to reduce product and operational costs?"
- "How can I quickly analyze financial and operational data for entering new
- "How can I streamline the movement of goods & services across my value
Small and medium sized wholesale distribution companies face issues that are
similar to their larger counterparts. In addition they need to compete with large
enterprises while continuing to be nimble and differentiate with their services and
delivery capabilities against competitors. Too often small and medium sized whole
sale distribution companies face additional challenges of having silos of information
systems, which limits their ability to improve processes, control costs, and create
the efficiencies needed.
To successfully compete wholesale and distribution firms are increasingly
implementing business applications that enhance the ability to:
- Plan and Procure for Best Value ' Staying ahead in the wholesale distribution
segment requires increased efficiency and effectiveness on many fronts.
There is a need to:
Rapidly adapting to changing business conditions will lead to Collaborative
Sales & Operations Planning. The industry can drive optimal fulfillment
decisions based on demand and supply by providing accurate availability &
supply commitments. Advanced procurement and flexible sourcing will
leverage aggregated spend to cut product costs. Enterprise-wide purchasing
automation will drive compliance and manage spending behavior.
- Meet ever-shifting demand using consensus forecasts
- Gain global visibility into product availability
- Negotiate volume pricing and drive compliance, transaction
automation to reduce total product cost.
- Optimize Storage & Streamline Movement of Goods ' The movement of greater
volumes of product through distribution facilities requires smart distribution
and logistics planning. Implementing comprehensive applications for
warehouse management, transportation planning and execution plays an
important part in the move towards enhancing operational efficiency.
Streamlined execution systems help maximize fulfillment services while
minimizing transportation costs to:
- Efficiently execute against plans for on-time deliveries
- Improve handling efficiency and reduce errors
- Provides a single source of truth for all inventory
- Enhanced efficiency also helps in improving service quality.
- Attract and Retain Target Customers ' Customers are the basis of business.
Managing customer interactions across organization and retaining the target
customers are critical for business success. There is a need to have a single
view of the customer information across the organization, enhance the
effectiveness of sales representatives, and be able to resolve customer
complaints and issues quickly. This will positively impact the organizations
- Drive sales force productivity
- Improve customer service and order fulfillment
- Have a single view of customer interaction across multiple touch
- Simplify and speed inquiry-to-resolution processes.
- Maximize Product and Customer Profitability ' The key to enhancing profitability in
the wholesale and distribution business is to have the ability to analyze
profitability across multiple dimensions - products, customer, promotion, and
channel. This will help organizations to evaluate "what-if" scenarios aimed at
maximizing profitability leading to:
Having the enablers for analysis will help drive business strategy for profit
- Identify and analyze potential opportunities
- Evaluate "What-If" scenarios
- Arrive at actionable goals
- Project future sales to assess lifetime customer value.
There is a critical need for wholesale distribution organizations to implement
complete, easy to own, and industry focused packaged applications, to support
initiatives around driving operational efficiencies.
THE ORACLE ACCELERATE DIFFERENCE
Oracle has created Oracle Accelerate especially for small and medium businesses
and government entities.
- Oracle Accelerate delivers simply priced bundles of applications relevant
to your industry segment from across the Oracle Applications product
family (e.g. Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne,
Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise and Oracle Siebel);
- Oracle Accelerate delivers rapid implementation tools called Oracle
Business Accelerators to help implement solutions faster;
- Oracle Accelerate provides implementation services delivered through
Oracle Consulting Services or partners who specialize in your industry
segment, to minimize startup time and risk.
Using a fixed-scope approach, Oracle Accelerate substantially reduces the
complexity of more traditional, large-scale implementations.
Now you can have the right applications to manage your operations and data, at the
right cost"so you can achieve real business value quickly while avoiding the
expensive rip-and-replace costs of other inflexible, non-scalable solutions.
WHY ORACLE ACCELERATE SOLUTION FOR WHOLESALE
Oracle Accelerate for Wholesale Distribution organizations, offers small and
medium businesses a comprehensive software solution that drives profitable
growth through automated operations and informed decision making. The Oracle
Accelerate Solution for Wholesale Distribution incorporates best practices with the
flexibility to support evolving needs.
Oracle Accelerate provides a comprehensive and flexible solution ' giving you the
capabilities that meet your needs today and tomorrow.
- Complete ' The simplest to the most complex business processes can be
managed with one business applications footprint.
- Integrated ' Take advantage of the leading industry capabilities without
having to your increase IT resources.
- Scalable ' Start small, add and change as you need, without fear or
uncertainty that you will outgrow your business applications.
Oracle Accelerate is designed and built for Small and Medium Wholesale
- Rapid Deployment ' Applications, Business Accelerators, documentation,
test scripts ' all pre- bundled to meet your needs today and tomorrow
- Best Practices ' Leverage best in class industry best practices developed by
Oracle and our partners having worked with thousands of customers
- Custom Fit ' Bundle solutions"you decide what you need and when you
need it and incorporate your business practices during the implementation
Oracle Accelerate provides an affordable solution that is easy to own with
- Easy to Buy ' Simple and affordable packaged pricing
- Easy to Use ' Applications and business flows easily configured to do
business the way you do business.
- Easy to Maintain ' Minimal IT overhead required for support. Stay on the
- Easy to Adapt ' Solutions that allow you decide what you need and when
you need it.
BENEFITING FROM INDUSTRY-LEADING BEST PRACTICE BUSINESS
PROCESSES AND DATA
Oracle Accelerate for Wholesale Distribution solution provides a baseline of
standard processes, user-friendly setup utilities, master file records, end-user task
views, roles, and security profiles. This baseline allows you to save time and money
by providing a foundation upon which you can build your solution. The Oracle
Accelerate for Wholesale Distribution solution includes the following Business
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
If you are interested in a rapid, low-risk approach, look no further. Oracle
Accelerate solutions are packaged and delivered to be easy to own, industryfocused,
and complete; just what you need, nothing you don"t, so you can start at
just the right size"and price"for your needs.
Oracle is the leading vendor of e-business transformation services, providing
technology and professional services to the world's leading e-businesses. Oracle
Accelerate utilizes a fixed-scope approach, substantially reducing the complexity of
more traditional, large-scale implementations. For customers interested in a rapid,
low risk approach, Oracle Accelerate provides the opportunity to leverage worldclass
functionality at unprecedented entry-level value.
Oracle Accelerate delivers a complete set of applications, rapid implementation
tools, and an extensive partner system, so that small and medium businesses can
maximize their budgets and achieve real business value quickly. Utilizing a fixedscope
approach, Oracle Accelerate substantially reduces the complexity of more
traditional, large-scale implementations.
For customers interested in a rapid, low risk approach, Oracle Accelerate provides
the opportunity to leverage world-class functionality at unprecedented entry-level
For more information about Oracle or Oracle"s Accelerate for Wholesale
Distribution, please visit: www.oracle.com/accelerate
Find out how Oracle can help your company gain control and visibility and
streamline supply chain execution to make sure product is available to consumers at
the right time in the right quantity.
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