Distribution Management System

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These slides discuss System support, aims of system support, Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and implementing technologies which are some of the topics that are elaborated in this presentation. System in Distribution Management is a presentation by Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division.

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Distribution Management System

  1. 1. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division CHAPTER-4 System in Distribution Management We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  2. 2. System Support • • Increased complexities in logistics functions computer and system supports are an integral part of the distribution process Can be at two levels 1. System supporting the operation 2. System supporting the decision process Systems in Distribution Management
  3. 3. Aims of system support • Cost reduction through increase in productivity • Improved customer service • Improved decisions through more accurate input data • Integrate various functions through a common data base Systems in Distribution Management
  4. 4. Software programmes • One stage application programs, served limited purpose of speeding up individual operations, maintaining accuracies in those respective areas. • Cross functional integration of information such as stock records and sales records or the two functions ran software which were separate and not interconnected Systems in Distribution Management
  5. 5. ERP • Enterprise resource planning have contributed enormously to this initiative • ERP software packages, such as SAP, J D Edwards, Oracle prepares a brief of the integration and information needs Systems in Distribution Management
  6. 6. ERP • The packages provides studies on – The existing processes and procedures – The information and material flow patterns – The workloads at various points – The organization structure – The existing systems in place – The IT language platform in use – No. of persons using system Systems in Distribution Management
  7. 7. IT head should collect following details • All tasks and activities that are followed in the organization • The linkages between several functions • The dependence of any task in one function on another task • Evaluate the activities and procedures in the light of industry best standards Systems in Distribution Management
  8. 8. IT head should collect following details • Estimate the type and extent of master data to be created • Agree on the system disciplines that will be required to be maintained. Systems in Distribution Management
  9. 9. ERP System will help organization in • Happening online, which in other words mean, any task taking place anywhere will be in the system • Will enable the company to have real time data, because the task taking place on the system is being recorded as data Systems in Distribution Management
  10. 10. Example 1 of optimizers Factory 1 Guwahati C&FA CWH Factory 2 Systems in Distribution Management
  11. 11. Example 2 of optimizers Factory 1 Guwahati CWH Kolkata Factory 2 Hyderabad Systems in Distribution Management
  12. 12. Implementing technology means • Extending the ambit of real time, online transaction processing, backwards up to suppliers. • Hooking up the sales/delivery/stock system of the distributor, or retailer. • Such initiatives com with substantial costs Systems in Distribution Management
  13. 13. Summary • System support can be at two levels 1. System supporting the operation 2. System supporting the decision process • ERP software packages, such as SAP, J D Edwards, Oracle prepares a brief of the integration and information needs • Cross functional integration of information such as stock records and sales records or the two functions ran software which were separate and not interconnected Systems in Distribution Management

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