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
First Computerized Buying Solution1962
IBM introduces Wholesale IMPACT as a forecasting and replenishment offering. Anders spearheaded the rollout across Europe and then the World.
First Forward Buying Solution1975
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 Solution1978
IBM INVEN/34 designed and developed by Anders; the first purchasing system with online screens.
First Diverter Support Solution1980
E3 Corporation is formed by Anders Herlitz. E3/INVEN introduced supporting diverter buying from third parties.
First E3TRIM Customers Installed1991
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 Europe1992
First E3 customer buys in Sweden.
First E3SLIM Customers Installed1995
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 Walmart1996
E3CRISP introduced for vendor managed inventory. The first application software program for VMI and one of two approved by Walmart.
800th E3 Customer2000
E3 Coporation inks its 800th customer. Business offices in 12 countries on 3 continents.
Herlitz IM Formed2009
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 Accepted2012
First PO accepted by customer using HIMPACT.
Alternate Source Module Introduced2012
Analyzes one or multiple “Diverter” opportunities and presents the best choices based on price and availability.
Budget Module Introduced2013
Open to Buy Supported via a long term and short term budget.
Perishable Module Introduced2015
Automatic Within Week seasonal Profiles, Lead time and Order Cycle specified by Day of week.
PO Adjustment Module Introduced2016
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 Base2017
Efficiently manages Lead Times, Order Cycles and Safety Stocks in a Multi-echelon replenishment environment.
Projections Module Introduced2018
Kitting Module Introduced2018
Projects when the Kits need to be assembled, incorporates component needs into normal replenishment and creates POs with Work Orders.
Fill-in Order Analysis Introduced2019
Open PO Analysis is enhanced to support suggested Fill-in orders to prevent outages.
Catch Weight Pricing Support Added2019
Allows buyers to update price per pound and HIMPACT calculates the Price per Case.
10 Year Anniversary2019
Thank you, Customers and Staff!
New Features and 3rd Generation UI2020
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 Feature2021
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
- 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.