DISTRIBUTION & AG RETAIL
STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION & ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
The ability to trade efficiently with suppliers and customers is key for organizations within the distribution and retail sector of the industry. Every operational improvement that can be made, and every point of differentiation that can be promoted, will help to keep an organization ahead of the competition and improve the bottom line.
EXPLORE YOUR SECTOR
SEE THE BIG PICTURE
In order for any distributor or ag retail organization to make proactive decisions and trade efficiently they must have a full view of the information within their business.
With multiple supplier and customer relationships to manage, it is vital this is made possible through the connection of internal systems and data. A disconnect between vital systems can mean information is not reliable and time can be wasted manually collating data, this can also leave room for human error.
By connecting data sources such an ERP, warehouse management system, CMS, and retail POS systems a reliable, real time view of the business can be achieved, which can actively drive strategy and day to day operations.
Distribution and retail organizations are positioned between the manufacturer of products and the end user. This position brings with it an array of trading relationships of varying complexity with both suppliers and customers. By introducing tools to facilitate trading between these partners, organizations can ensure a more reliable, real time source of data internally, and a more streamlined and efficient experience for the customer or supplier.
By reducing the amount of manual activity both with suppliers and customers, the efficiency of procurement and sale of goods can be vastly improved. Visibility of data can be instant, time taken to process orders can be minimized, and human errors due to re-entry of data can be reduced.
ADD VALUE WITH AGRONOMY SOLUTIONS
Ag retail organizations in-particular provide added value to end users and growers through agronomy services. Providing advice and recommendations to growers is key to adding value and driving customer loyalty for their organizations.
BE DATA DRIVEN
Digital transformation throughout agriculture has led to the creation of vast amounts of data. The desire is to be able to capture this data and derive actionable insight and value from it; for example the ability to collate and visualize agronomy data can enable a full view of the market place, identifying risk of disease outbreak or most effective weed treatment. This is no easy task due to the huge volumes of data being created and its complex nature.