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Herlitz IM HIMPACT® is a Best of Breed Supply Chain solution for Wholesale and Retail, putting products into your customer’s hands faster and more efficiently.

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Lower Inventory

Our Innovative Design provides superior results in Demand Forecasting, Inventory Replenishment, Promotion & Event Planning, Order Optimization, and Profit & Service Optimization.

Higher Profits

Daily demand forecasting and Analytics empower buyers with new insights, driving better decisions. This lowers overall Product and Logistics costs, along with higher Sales— Increasing Your Profits.


Wholesale, Retail, & VMI in One Solution

Know more about your business and make smarter buying decisions. HIMPACT’s innovations leverage today’s technology base to add greater insights into the buying process: Advanced daily demand forecasting, daily analytics and alerts improve sales and customer service. New methods and processes make your life easier and delivers results in under 90 days.

HIMPACT is at the heart of our customers’ most critical business processes: controlling the flow of products into their DC’s and stores —  supporting both single and multi-echelon environments. Herlitz designed solutions are an industry standard; used by hundreds of companies to optimize inventory at thousands of locations.

Designed for today’s business, HIMPACT responds to changes in demand and makes more intelligent buying decisions, resulting in increased sales, highly satisfied customers and tighter inventory.

HIMPACT’s Innovative Daily Forecasting & Analytics

Improve Profits and Service

Herlitz Firsts in Supply Chain Planning

HIMPACT – 9th generation of Herlitz Innovation

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  • First Computerized Buying Solution

    IBM introduces Wholesale IMPACT as a forecasting and replenishment offering. Anders spearheaded the rollout across Europe and then the World.
  • First Forward Buying Solution

    IBM INVEN/3 designed by Anders. First turn-key software package using scientific inventory management and the first supporting forward buying.
  • First On-line Purchasing Solution

    IBM INVEN/34 designed and developed by Anders; the first purchasing system with online screens.
  • First Diverter Support Solution

    E3 Corporation is formed by Anders Herlitz. E3/INVEN introduced supporting diverter buying from third parties.
  • First E3TRIM Customers Installed

    E3TRIM designed and developed by Carl and Anders for the IBM midrange; the first affordable DC replenishment software for mid-size and larger companies.
  • First E3 Customer Buys in Europe

    First E3 customer buys in Sweden.
  • First E3SLIM Customers Installed

    E3SLIM introduced for store replenishment. E3SLIM & E3TRIM, together are the first multi-echelon replenishment solution for mid-size and larger companies.
  • E3CRISP for WMI is Approved by Walmart

    E3CRISP introduced for vendor managed inventory. The first application software program for VMI and one of two approved by Walmart.
  • 800th E3 Customer

    E3 Coporation inks its 800th customer. Business offices in 12 countries on 3 continents.
  • Herlitz IM Formed

    Herlitz IM formed by Carl Herlitz. HIMPACT design and development by Carl and Anders begins in 2009. HIMPACT, general release April 2012.
  • First HIMPACT PO Accepted

    First PO accepted by customer using HIMPACT.
  • Alternate Source Module Introduced

    Analyzes one or multiple “Diverter” opportunities and presents the best choices based on price and availability.
  • Budget Module Introduced

    Open to Buy Supported via a long term and short term budget.
  • Perishable Module Introduced

    Automatic Within Week seasonal Profiles, Lead time and Order Cycle specified by Day of week.
  • PO Adjustment Module Introduced

    Changes to POs in HIMPACT are interfaced as Edits to Host ERP so buyers don’t have to make these changes twice.
  • Hub and Spoke support added to Base

    Efficiently manages Lead Times, Order Cycles and Safety Stocks in a Multi-echelon replenishment environment.
  • Kitting Module Introduced

    Projects when the Kits need to be assembled, incorporates component needs into normal replenishment and creates POs with Work Orders.
  • Fill-in Order Analysis Introduced

    Open PO Analysis is enhanced to support suggested Fill-in orders to prevent outages.
  • Catch Weight Pricing Support Added

    Allows buyers to update price per pound and HIMPACT calculates the Price per Case.
  • 10 Year Anniversary

    Thank you, Customers and Staff!
  • New Features and 3rd Generation UI

    Added the ability to calculate and allocate freight, launched Super Item feature, and Event Performance Report. New UI (3rd generation) was also built and launched.  
  • Launched Event Spread Feature

    This new feature enables buyers to define and order custom quantities for perishable items on promotion.

Advanced Demand Forecasting & Replenishment

HIMPACT is a fully integrated Purchasing solution that optimizes Inventory and Customer Service down to the SKU/Location. More intelligent buying translates into happier customers and higher profits.

  • Demand Forecasting
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Order Optimization
  • Promotion
  • Allocation
  • Forward Buying

HIMPACT applies economic and scientific methods that identify the most profitable service level goal for each SKU/Location. Each key factor is adjusted daily, delivering the service needed to meet your goals, increasing sales and margin dollars.