Distribution/Warehousing

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With robust inventory management and supply chain capabilities built-in, know your inventory levels regardless of where it is located, providing instant access to commit times.

A Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution integrates inventory and sales information so you gain deep visibility into the profitability of your largest asset. Robust tools for inventory planning and replenishment help you accurately forecast demand and make better purchasing decisions. When you can see the big picture relative to your purchases over time, you can better negotiate pricing and terms with supply partners.

Better inventory planning also means you can maintain a more productive, cost-efficient balance between inventory levels—and the associated costs, including storage, shrink, insurance, and damage—with target fill rates and customer satisfaction. That way, you always fill customer orders, without carrying large quantities of stock that become a liability instead of an asset.

An integrated solution also helps you keep your inventory more accurate, because inventory is automatically incremented and decremented, without lag times for manual data entry. Available-to-ship look-up helps ensure that product can in fact be shipped, and when, so that customers don’t receive promises you can not keep.

With clear insight and the ability to drill down to individual products and transactions, you gain better understanding of which products are moving, which products qualify as inactive inventory rather than stock you truly make money on, which goods might best be supplied as special orders, and how to adapt for seasonality and demand trends. And the time-consuming physical inventory and reconciliations becomes simpler—or may even be eliminated altogether—because your records are more reliable. Support cycle counting and update inventory records as frequently as needed with Automated Data Collection System/Radio Frequency capabilities.

A Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution can also help you get the most out of your warehouse facilities and processes, whether you have one warehouse or many. Physical locations can be directly mapped to product and the system can automatically direct put-away and picking. When you know which inventory moves most rapidly, the most efficient warehouse organization becomes more obvious. Ship goods from the most cost-efficient location, splitting invoices as necessary. You can also link inventory identification and tracking systems, such as barcode, RF scanners or ADCS, right into your solution, mapping to EDI documents as needed, to comply with customer initiatives and avoid non-compliance penalties. Or add those capabilities in the future when your business is ready—the solution will support the assignment of barcodes as new items are received for a non-disruptive approach to attaining automation gradually.

The ability to access and link data about incoming goods, inventory, and orders, all at the same time, makes it easier to capitalize on the speed and efficiencies of cross-dock opportunities and other ways to reduce product storage and handling in the warehouse.

A Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution integrates your customer, inventory, and order information into a single database, so picking, packing, shipping and inventory proceed efficiently and updates roll through the system without manual re-keying. Automate manual or redundant tasks such as carrier assignment or customer invoicing. Tailor your solution to generate compliant labels and manifests for Federal Express, UPS or other carriers right from the same screens that guide picking and packing. With e-commerce capabilities, you can speed the spectrum of business communication with customers and suppliers and help ensure accurate data as promised to avoid the costs of non-compliance.

In addition, deep visibility into fulfillment operations can enable you to balance workloads, identify and eliminate bottlenecks, and improve processes for greater productivity and success.

Create a highly productive work environment when customer relationship management (CRM), order fulfillment, inventory and accounting processes and data are linked in a central database that helps ensure greater accuracy and timeliness. Equip all employees with the information they need to respond to customer inquiries, make decisions, and identify value-added opportunities. Easy drill-down capabilities help ensure details are never more than a few clicks away, even when working in other Microsoft Office system programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Word, or Microsoft Office Excel. When you can put the information employees need at their fingertips, 24 hours a day, you can maximize workforce efficiency and better focus on customer service, innovation, and growth.

Providing partners with Internet access to key business information, including stock levels, pricing, order status or order entry, can increase efficiency, improve customer service, and streamline order cycles while freeing employees for more complex tasks. Suppliers and customers can rely on up-to-date information without compromising information security. You control access by defining roles and rights. Robust multi-language and multi-currency support smooths global business relationships and eases financial transactions and reporting across multiple locations.

A Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution for wholesale distribution empowers your entire supply chain to work more closely together for mutual benefit.

Transform data into intelligence to analyze inventory profitability and trends, make wise decisions, and drive your business into the future. A Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution simplifies reporting with intuitive data access and key performance indicators. Support for Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) services and easy-to-use analysis tools make it easy to extract the data you want and spot patterns and relationships. Information is presented in a fashion that’s familiar to users of Outlook.

The solution’s centralized database gives you more control over your business intelligence and makes it easier to extract for your specific reporting and accounting needs. You can assign dimension hierarchies to simplify charts of accounts, capturing all relevant data while streamlining bookkeeping and audits. And your solution will maintain a full audit trail for even the most complex transactions.

With a Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution, you can spend less time hunting for information and more time managing your operations to add value, spot opportunities, and grow.