Today, food distribution is heading different challenges :
- An increasing competitive context.
Consumers more and more demanding about both quality of products and services in one part, control of their budget in the second one.
The increasing importance of the e-commerce (delivery and drive).
Signboards are undergoing an increasing pressure on the quality of their offered services as well on the price of their product. This pressure means a constant research of productivity savings, especially in the field of the human management and merchandise logistic.
With this aim of productivity, various informatics tools for transversal and centralized management (ERP,ETL) were set up these last ten years. The use of those tools makes enable important benefits, especially with mass data analyses: logistic coordination, wage automation, centralized suppliers management …
Leading edge applications, requiring a more advanced intelligence, allow further important profits.
Vekia offer different software packaging on this way :
- Fresh food supplying management : In a store, the fresh section is often the product quality showcase: Its supervision requires not only a top-quality products offer and a subtle design presentation, but also a clever supply management. Dead line of consumption constraints, external parameters on consumers behavior (weather forecast, closed festivities …), as well as daily low volume sales for some fresh products make particularly complex the supply management of these complex products. Our software Provisia Alim dedicated for fresh sections management could give a very valuable assistance to all fresh sections managers. Thanks to this software, sections managers could now focus on their sale work and prevent all lose due to a stock out, rebates or discounts linked with dead line of consumption.
- Personnel management in sales locations and in warehouses : Staff corresponds not only to the first cost in a sales location: it represents also its most valuable resources. Encouraged by a constant productivity research and a more diversified daily work planning, the poly-skill is increasing. The set up of this poly-skills is an important tool for team-mates motivation and for productivity benefit on condition that its set up is well supervised and follow the good rules of the market. Taking into account this strict framework, our solution Affluencia allows managers and persons in charge of a section store to control staff costs and certify a high quality service in the same time.
- Textile supplying management : In stores market, the textile section requires a different products storage management than others products, this could be explained by the importance of the seasonality, the fashion industry trend and the product size repartitions. So, even if the gross profit is important, it could be clearly deteriorated because of the unsold product, on the opposite, the turnover could suffer from a lack of stock. Sale forecast command is the key for an efficient management and allowed the control of financial risks, even if you are working in just in time production or pushed production.
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