Deloitte Global SAP Alliance
Deloitte's network of member firms delivers powerful lessons on how SAP® solutions can enhance wholesale distribution activities to drive new efficiencies and meaningful results.
Deloitte Consulting Distribution Solution: Gaining visibility
As wholesale distributors continue to deal with pressure from the increasing demands of costumers and other market forces, new technology offers a potential solution. Though emerging tools offer a way to navigate the complexities of today’s business environment, a new challenge arises: finding the time and the resources to put new technologies in place. What’s required is an ability to implement new technology efficiently, to accelerate results. The ability to put in place a scalable, customized solution that can grow with your business is also important—as are improvements for baseline functions such as forecasting, cash flow management, product traceability, quality inspection, returns, and transportation planning. One potential answer to this bundle of challenges comes in the form of Deloitte Consulting Distribution Solution (DCoDS)—a pre-configured SAP® solution designed to help wholesale distributors undertake transformations that can help them manage their businesses more effectively.
Keep it simple
Layers of complexities in the wholesale distribution business—from labor cost considerations to an evolving trade environment—can make it difficult for organizations to simplify their operations, especially in the realm of foodservice. But there are opportunities for simplification—and sometimes the possibilities are abundant. Where do you start? What matters most when it comes to transforming your operations? A step-by-step method that focuses on profitability and how you approach contracts offers a potential solution to the challenge.