Making Next-Day Delivery a Reality
May 8, 2009 10:00 AM
Mike Gallagher Project Director Vormittag Associates
Office supply companies face stiff competition and realize that on-time, next-day delivery is imperative to survival. Distributors of any size require accurate inventory data to function effectively, but when the firm is a large office supplier offering a selection of approximately 50,000 items, this becomes a non-negotiable requirement.
The challenges of maintaining inventory levels, tracking sales and commissions and providing guaranteed in-stock, next-day delivery are difficult. As such, an integrated, real-time inventory management solution is essential. In fact, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is an important part to attaining and preserving profitability, and Wist Office Products knew that the right solution could help the company achieve significant bottom-line results.
"The Warehouse saw a dramatic decrease in labor," said Mike Gallagher, Project Director, VAI. "With VAI’s advanced warehouse automation features including picking and order verification, Wist has replaced its manual processes with an efficient system that not only saves time, but also saves money."