Wholesale Distribution Microsoft Dynamics™ NAV Solutions for Wholesale Distribution Name Title Microsoft Corporation Agenda • • • • • • Industry challenges and trends How technology can help Solution benefits Customer evidence Partnering for success Conclusion Industry Challenges • Tight margins • Inventory management – – – – – Eliminating excess and dead stock Balancing carrying costs against order fill rates Streamlining warehouse operations Reducing shrink and waste Capitalizing on just-in-time (JIT), cross-docking, and drop-ship opportunities Industry Challenges continued • Competition for customers – The need to innovate and add value to earn customer loyalty – Managing service, warranties, and maintenance – Online and self-serve options • Cost control Industry Trends • Increasing customer demands – Service and speed – Electronic data interchange (EDI) and vendor-managed inventory (VMI) – Regulatory and compliance initiatives • Increased globalization – Lead times – Language and currency issues – Global competition How Technology Can Help • • • • • Manage inventory based on data Streamline processes and workflows Link people, products, and information Enhance operational and management insight Empower your workforce for productivity IT Challenges • Connectivity – Operations, financial, shipping, and labeling – Traceability, automated data collection system/radio frequency (ADCS/RF) and compliance initiatives – Inventory management across multiple sites IT Challenges continued • Legacy technology – Integrating fragmented systems – “Tech fatigue” from broken promises • Cost-efficiency – Scalable systems to support growth – Long-term flexibility Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solutions for Wholesale Distribution • Boost inventory control and replenishment • Integrate shipping and labeling into order fulfillment and invoicing • Increase timely visibility into product and customer profitability • Empower employees for productivity • Free management to focus on business improvement and growth Increase Efficiency Suppliers Office Employees Collaboration, labor tracking, human resources management Replenishment, e-commerce, supply chain integration, logistics Customers Management CRM, e-commerce, compliance initiatives Profit visibility, improvement insight, strategic decision-making Operations Warehouse coordination and optimization, directed put-away, inventory management, order picking and processing, integrated shipping, data and regulatory compliance Sales and Customer Service Account histories, pricing, available-to-promise, order entry, warranties, service/support Maximize Inventory Value • Improve replenishment – Create reliable forecasts based on past sales – Handle long lead-time items – Gain leverage with suppliers • Better balance inventory cost and value • Safeguard customer expectations – Track inventory more accurately – Look up available-to-promise quantities Maximize Inventory Value continued • Gain product insight – – – – Manage margins, profitability, turns Eliminate slow-moving and dead stock Identify non-stock candidates Anticipate seasonality and trends • Ease inventory tracking – Maintain more accurate records – Support cycle counting and ADCS/RF Optimize Your Warehouse • Map inventory records to warehouse locations – Automatically direct put-away – Streamline picking processes • Integrate ADCS/RF technology or automate over time • Capture cross-docking and drop-ship opportunities Streamline Order Fulfillment • Save time – Reduce or automate manual processes – Automatically generate compliant manifests – Enable electronic ASNs and invoicing • Integrate label creation and shipping • Avoid compliance penalties • Gain insight to eliminate bottlenecks and improve process flows Empower Employees and Partners • Provide 24-hour access to data – Put up-to-date information at their fingertips – Easily drill down to details • Give partners self-service – Empower customers to enter orders – Provide status information conveniently • Enable global exchange – Work with partners in their own languages – Easily convert currencies Gain Insight for Growth • Simplify reporting – Monitor key indicators and trends – Streamline analysis with easy-to-use tools – Use an intuitive Microsoft Office Outlook® interface • Take control of your data – Capture data for regulatory or compliance needs – Simplify charts of accounts by assigning dimensions – Maintain audit trails The Westye Group—Midwest Improved visibility and lower costs “Microsoft Navision [now known as Microsoft Dynamics NAV] has gained us enough time that we can now maintain the warehouse with military precision. As a result, our operational costs are down.” John Petrucha, Director of IT, The Westye Group—Midwest, USA • The Westye Group wanted to replace its enterprise resource planning system, designed for manufacturers, with a more flexible solution that would support its dynamic reporting and business analysis requirements • The company rolled out Microsoft® Business Solutions–Navision®, now known as Microsoft Dynamics NAV • The solution provided quick insight and prevented the need to hire four more informa-tion workers—to pay for itself in a year from that cost savings alone • Data accuracy improved 90 percent • Tailored warehouse processes reducing operational costs • Increased profitability insight driving better customer relationships and higher sales volume • Sharper competitive edge DLI Portugal Order processing time cut 80 percent “We have streamlined the entire [order processing] process, which resulted in DLI Portugal saving a considerable amount of time chasing orders or managing margins.” Luís Gonçalves, Marketing Administrator, DLI Portugal • DLI needed to replace a former parent company’s cumbersome legacy system with an autonomous, completely integrated business management solution • The company rolled out Microsoft Navision, now known as Microsoft Dynamics NAV • Since the rollout, DLI Portugal has completely integrated its supply chain and improved control over all aspects of its business • Order processing time cut by more than 80 percent • Integration of the supply chain boosted the bottom line • Increased control over margins bolstered revenue in the first year • Greater data visibility for decision-making Get Help Building Success • Team up with a strong IT partner • Implement a tailored solution • Enjoy tools and support to build success Customer need Microsoft Certified Partner Customization tools Vertical solution Conclusion • A Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution can help you integrate critical information and processes to improve efficiency, enhance inventory profitability, and grow your business • For more information: Talk to your Microsoft Certified Partner or visit www.microsoft.com/dynamics/nav © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. 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