Published on November 7, 2007
Retail Supplier Link: Retail Supplier Link A complete Supply Chain solution specifically designed for Retail Suppliers. What is a Retail Supplier?: What is a Retail Supplier? Any Manufacturer or Distributor who sells to Retail Chains Hard Goods Apparel Personal Care Products Office and School Supplies Home Furnishings Electronics & Computer Products Imported Products Retail Supplier Business Issues: Retail Supplier Business Issues Typical Supply Chain issues. (Attain) Retail Chains require their suppliers to adhere to stringent B2B requirements. (Retail Supplier Link) E-Commerce – All business transactions are EDI. Packaging – Capture Package Level Detail. Labeling – Custom UCC Compliant Labels on each package. Shipping – Direct or through Distribution Centers. Charge Backs – If any of the above is incorrect. Retailer Business Issues: Retailer Business Issues Deals with a large number of vendors and business transactions. Must purchase and schedule inventory for each store. Deals with shipments through distribution centers as well as direct to stores. Retail Supplier Distribution Model: Retail Supplier Distribution Model Mfr. - Personal Care Products Mfr. Household Products Mfr. - Shelf Display Items Dist. - Writing Instruments Dist. Computers and Peripherals Retail Chain Retail Suppliers Distribution Center Distribution Center Store Store Store Ship Through DC Ship Direct to Store Retailers require Suppliers to:: Retailers require Suppliers to: Send and receive all business transactions electronically. Label boxes and pallets with Customer specific labels including UCC compliant barcodes. Send Advanced Shipping Notice via EDI containing package level detail. Retail Supplier Software: Retail Supplier Software Must deal with all the standard business issues addressed by supply chain systems. Must meet the complex retail chain requirements. Retail Supplier Software: Retail Supplier Software Must deal with all the standard business issues addressed by supply chain systems. Must meet the complex retail chain requirements. Seamlessly Integrate Both Two Approaches to the Problem: Two Approaches to the Problem Best of Breed Approach (Our Competition) Islands of Intelligence Integrated Single System (The Navision Approach) Total Access to Data Best of Breed Approach: Best of Breed Approach Interfaced not Integrated (5 different S/W packages) Supply Chain System EDI Software Packing Software Label Printing Software Shipping System for LTL or Package Carriers Issues Redundant Entry and Processing Difficult to access data Any change to one S/W package upsets the interface Integrated Single System: Integrated Single System Integrated All necessary functions are contained in Retail Supplier Link Advantages Single System for planning and execution. Access to all data from EDI through Shipping Zero Integration Issues Lower cost to maintain Easier to use! Retail Supplier Link: Retail Supplier Link Allows Retail Suppliers to win new customers and streamline the business by: Fully conforming to all retail chain demands. Providing access to real time data from EDI transactions through back office. Streamlining day to day operations with an end-to-end solution. Retail Supplier Business Processes: Retail Supplier Business Processes Receive an incoming Order via EDI Create Sales Order Confirm Receipt of Purchase Order Pick/Pack Inventory and create UCC128 Labels Create BOL and Shipment Post Shipment and send ASN Send Sales Invoice Receive and incoming Order via EDI: Receive and incoming Order via EDI Create Sales Order: Create Sales Order Confirm Receipt of Purchase Order: Confirm Receipt of Purchase Order Pack Inventory and create UCC128: Pack Inventory and create UCC128 Create BOL and Shipment: Create BOL and Shipment Post Shipment and Send ASN: Post Shipment and Send ASN Send Sales Invoice: Send Sales Invoice All in One System – Retail Supplier Link: All in One System – Retail Supplier Link Retail Supplier Link (Modules): Retail Supplier Link (Modules) EDI E-Ship Shipping BOL / ASN UCC Label Formatter E-Mail Notification History Management EDI - Features: EDI - Features Logical Mapping Tool Inside Navision – Map where the business data resides. Easily maps EDI or Intermediate Format. Integrates with most value added networks. Extensive work flow and audit trail of all Electronic Documents. EDI - Benefits: EDI - Benefits Easy to add new retail chains to the system. No programming required for new or changes to existing trading partners. Visibility to EDI data in the business application. Cross reference information is set up once in the business system. Retail Suppliers with EDI experienced personnel can do their own mapping. E-Ship - Features: E-Ship - Features Shipping Manifest System inside Navision. Pack Line Scanning function is used to capture package level detail of package, pallet, and shipment. Standard Pack creates packages and labels for large standard package shipments. Supports UPS, FedEx, LTL and Contract Carrier rate shopping, quoting, and Invoice reconciliation. E-Ship - Benefits: E-Ship - Benefits Rate shopping from sales order and BOL lowers freight costs. Pack Line Scanning eliminates packing errors. Single workstation for UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, LTL and Contract carriers reduces labor and speeds packing process. Capture of shipping charges on sales invoice eliminates manual entry and loss of shipping charges. Package level detail and tracking number information inside Navision improves customer service. Shipping BOL / ASN - Features: Shipping BOL / ASN - Features Shipments can be planned, quoted, and scheduled before picking. The BOL Shipment structure supports the package, pallet, order, and consolidated shipment structure required by the Advanced Shipping Notice. Prints Bill of Lading for LTL and Contract carriers. Shipping BOL / ASN - Benefits: Shipping BOL / ASN - Benefits Rate shopping of consolidated shipments lowers freight costs. Shipment planning reduces errors in shipping department. Capture of shipping information eliminates redundant entry for EDI Advanced Shipment Notice. Freight reconciliation eliminates over charges from shipping agents. UCC Label Formatter - Features: UCC Label Formatter - Features Design and mapping tool to allow the formatting of Customer Specific SCC14 and UCC 128 labels. Label formats are assigned through the Packaging rule assigned to each customer. Supports Eltron Orion and Zebra printers. UCC Label Formatter - Benefits: UCC Label Formatter - Benefits Label Formatter inside the business system eliminates redundant entry and label errors. Labels printed as package is closed speeds packing and eliminates errors. Label rules assigned to customers eliminates errors and reduces shipping complexity. E-Mail Notification - Features: E-Mail Notification - Features Used for order confirmations and shipping notices to smaller retail or other customers. Can be used to request and confirm shipment pickup appointments with freight carriers. E-Mail formatter and mapping tool allows user definition of E-Mail formats. E-Mail Notification - Benefits: E-Mail Notification - Benefits E-Mail rules and lists assigned to customers automatically send the appropriate e-mail improving customer service. History Management - Features: History Management - Features Tracks multiple versions of data entered or changed by users. Examples: Track changes to Customer setup Track changes to EDI sales orders after they are received. Track price setup changes and overrides. History Management - Benefits: History Management - Benefits Tracking of changes made by users pinpoints areas where training is needed and increases efficiency. Retail Supplier Link – General Benefits: Retail Supplier Link – General Benefits Integrates all business functions required by the Retailer into a single system. Greater visibility into all business transactions on a timely basis. Zero redundant entry due to All in one System approach. Retailer compliance eliminates charge backs and fines. Ability to quickly add a new Retail Chain as a customer. Retail Supplier Link: Retail Supplier Link All in One System Retail Supplier Link turns complex Retail Chain requirements into a business advantage.