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Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

logistics and supply chain management accounting distribution  + product handling + logistics management + tax + costs associated with regulatory compliance) Increased cost/risk exposures from fuel price variability, transportation capacity constraints, and currency fluctuations More locations/multi-tier Higher costs associated with broader management of inventory distribution networks product flows Greater complexity in making allocation and transfer decisions across locations (e.g., warehouse vs. cross-dock, central DC vs. regional DC, etc.) Increased inventories/

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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