New white paper discusses leading drivers of distribution complexity and identifies steps for addressing this complexity quickly and cost effectively
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – August 21, 2012 – Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has issued a white paper discussing leading drivers of distribution complexity and identifying steps for addressing this complexity quickly and cost effectively.
The white paper, entitled “The 5 Drivers of Distribution Complexity for Midsized Companies,” explains that by understanding the business conditions that drive complexity, distribution professionals can become proactive, rather than reactive, in their distribution strategy. The five discussed business conditions include:
- Compliance with customer requirements
- New sales channels
- Introduction of new products
- Value added warehousing services
- Fuel-optimized supply chain
In addition to the complexity drivers themselves, the whitepaper outlines several best practice means for dealing with distribution complexity and allowing operations to keep pace with a rapidly growing company.
The paper additionally defines several technologies and their use in simplifying distribution, including EDI, label printing, multi-carrier parcel shipping, customer web portal, transportation optimization and warehouse management systems (WMS).
“Today we are seeing a significant increase in the complexity of managing goods flow between the warehouse and the customer,” said Chad Collins, Accellos Chief Marketing Officer. “Smaller companies can become overwhelmed when they feel they do not have the expertise or budget to deal with this complexity. We aim to shed light on key problem areas and help these companies to leverage available technologies that are not as expensive or complicated as they might have thought.”
The full white paper can be requested at http://www.accellos.com/wp-content/uploads/5-Drivers-of-Distribution-Complexity-for-SMB-White-Paper2.pdf