In the wholesale and retail business, times are changing with growing rapidity, and constant changes have meantime become par for the course for all involved. Undoubtedly, the same applies to your company too. Processes are becoming increasingly complex, logistical requirements more time-consuming and the optimum management of working capital invested is becoming increasingly important.
Classical methods are giving way to new concepts, and processes are subject to constant adjustment pressures. One result of this is that it is become increasingly more difficult to achieve clear corporate differentiation along with the associated competitive advantages. Customers are focusing to an increasing extent on stock availability and price advantages, far more than brand or location loyalty. Whoever wishes to be more successful must adjust more and more to the new demands, break the mold and implement individual strategies as fast as possible in these new conditions in order to be competitive and retain their customers’ interest.
In order to be able to meet these new demands flexibly, three key targets must be controlled strategically and manageably:
In the wholesale and retail trade, the answer has to be sought at the roots, managed using modern solutions and the focus must be on the optimum orientation and constant adjustment of procurement strategies and logistic concepts. Optimum exploitation of conditions, secure investments in industry-relevant offers and a service-oriented synchronization of orders, range of coverage, capital commitment and stock availability are decisive here. Traditional system solutions have long since ceased to be able to meet such demands. State-of-the-art dynamic processes for the economic management of stock availability and procurement will continue to be priority areas in future too, and will thus remain the sole remit of top management!
Our method for optimizing these key variables is called PRIME One and our long experience in the development, integration and support of flexible and integrative solutions guarantees that these new orientations can be realized in your company too. PRIME One and its rule-based methods set the course for your success and ensure that additional value creation potential is tapped and competitive advantages are secured. We would like to deliver on this promise to you too. Find out how in the following pages.
Let us explain to you in an individual presentation tailored towards your company’s situation how the economic and technological benefits of PRIME One can secure your company that decisive competitive edge.
When people talk about the success of a wholesale and retail company, key factors like revenue, profit, number of outlets, products and employees are generally mentioned. One of the factors most critical to success, the management of working capital, is generally only spoken of in the annual report.
“PRIME One – maximum flexibility for the user and a standard for your corporate objective!”
Yet the optimum employment of working capital is one of wholesale and retail companies’ most important management instruments, particularly with regard to aspects decisive for profit. Especially in sectors characterized by low margins, the optimum balance of the economically profitable employment of working capital and optimum service levels is one of the greatest corporate challenges and thus the remit of top management.
Irrespective of how the task is approached, choosing the most efficient procurement solution will decide success or failure in this area. Put another way, choosing the system that best enables the right balance between capital commitment (total goods in stock) and service, and thus optimum product availability, from an economic point of view. If it is true that sales generate revenue, but procurement generates profit, then the selection of the right procurement system is a management task.
Our product suite is based on a combination of more than 20 years of domestic and international experience, a mature methodology in conjunction with innovative procedures, embedded into a state-of-the-art IT environment. We are a “full-service” partner with a customer-centric orientation. Our system adapts to your requirements, and not the other way round. Furthermore, we have by no means reached the limit of our possibilities!
Whether it is about the implementation of new cross-docking variations, calendar-centric replenishment strategies or multi-stage replenishment processes, our solution provides a flexible and integrated set of guidelines that can be expanded as required, and that satisfy new solution requirements time and again without foregoing tried and tested methods. At the same time, however, we always move within customized standards and thus avoid creating isolated applications. Demandsoft is a long-term investment providing sustainable and measurable success! We can name prestigious companies in the most diverse industry sectors among our referees. They all benefit from PRIME One’s flexible innovations and methods: