Wholesale Companies adapt to Face Complex Challenges

Today’s Wholesale Distribution companies face a changing marketplace. Wholesalers are under tremendous pressure to deliver results. The complexities of a changed economy, more empowered consumers, and increasing competition are challenging your business. You need the ability to respond daily and adapt to market changes.

To overcome these challenges you need the benefits of new approaches that leverage today’s technology and deliver the service levels your customers expect, all while doing so at the lowest possible inventory and product costs. Some Key Challenges Wholesalers face:

  • Downward Margin Pressure
  • Increasing Competition
  • Growth of Technology
  • Adapting to Customer Demands
  • Cash Flow

HIMPACT is an integrated demand forecasting and inventory replenishment solution that will greatly improve your supply chain performance, satisfy your customers, and help you optimize your market position. Our solution will maintain or improve your service levels, with lower inventory levels and improved margins.

Innovative Solutions for Wholesale

Over the past 3 decades, we’ve been developing innovative solutions for Wholesale inventory management, continually honing and refining them. HIMPACT was developed leveraging the latest technology platforms to provide remarkably better results than previous generation systems.

With over 500 wholesale companies implemented, we have a high understanding of your unique business needs and the results you want to achieve. HIMPACT was designed from the ground up to provide superior results for your wholesale business, with store and DC functionality integrated in the same solution. When it comes to analyzing, optimizing, and managing inventory, no one is better than Herlitz IM.

  • Daily alerts identify forecast, planning or service exceptions, giving buyers time to respond. To see more on HIMPACT’s new functionality click here.
  • Customer demand history is segmented into regular lost and promotion categories. Get a truer picture of demand and a reference point for future planning.
  • Current demand information from customer orders provides buyers with additional insights into changes in demand.
  • Service Level Analysis analyzes the tradeoffs between service, inventory, and margin; identifying products that will help you meet your service goal and maximize margin contributions at an item location level.
  • Supports logistics and distribution programs; inbound and outbound freight consolidations, DSD, and crossdock.
  • Advanced tools to increase margin. HIMPACT takes “forward buy” to a new level, supporting Discounts, Price Increases & Dating— run real time “what if“ scenarios when negotiating  with suppliers.

We understand the challenges you face and have built the toolset you need. Whether it is Item Bracket pricing for Hard Goods and Wine & Spirits, filling a truck/container using cube, pounds, and dollar constraints at the same time for Importers, or identifying future service issues and placing alternate supplier fill-in orders for Foodservice, you will find a new, higher level of functionality.

Improve your decision making processes with daily insights that support your service goals, all while minimizing costs…

Too see more on HIMPACT’s new functionality click here. Our solutions easily integrates into your legacy systems to provide the additional functionality you need. We easily interface with Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, or any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.