This is the management of resources and process of delivering a product from the manufacturing locations to warehouses, and/or the point-of-sale.
Distribution management has become increasingly more complex as sales channels are more diverse today. Now, manufacturers are becoming their own distributors and even retailers. It’s common for warehouses to have a small retail front on site. Drop-shipping (single orders) has become more prominent as well, especially with online retailers. Brick and mortar stores will still order in bulk, but in smaller quantities in order to prevent overstock and excess inventory. Online retailers will often not want to risk bulk orders before having a surety of demand and will take advantage of drop-shipping.
You need to stay on top of your inflow and outflow. Stock-outs are detrimental to your business and sitting inventory from overstocking is wasted money. Fishbowl Warehouse is a robust distribution management system that will simplify inventory management, calculate re-order points, enable inventory forecasting, integrate with your accounting and shipping solutions, and much more.
Fishbowl's distribution management software (Fishbowl Warehouse™) is the key to your business' success. Here are four reasons why you should use Fishbowl
Save Money. Don't waste money stocking up on slow-selling products anymore. Fishbowl will help you balance your inventory levels.
Save Time. Fishbowl integrates with QuickBooks, so you can scan product barcodes to update your records and not worry about double data entry.
Handle Growth. As you expand into more locations and face new challenges, Fishbowl can grow right along with you.
Plan Ahead. Be prepared for sharp changes in customer demand by having a record of product sales and orders you can quickly access in Fishbowl.