About Us

Delivering Innovative Solutions

Our mission is to remove the guesswork from purchasing and simplify the ordering process by making consumer demand more predictable. Our services not only optimize inventory and profits but also provide insight into retailers and distributors businesses, which help improve their competitive positions.

By leveraging our decades of customer experience, understanding of buyer’s information needs, and scientific knowledge of forecasting and inventory, we create tools that ease your execution and increase your productivity. We aim to provide the most user-friendly and effective purchasing applications, knowledgeable and professional training, and superior services to support our partnerships.

We know that we succeed only when our customers succeed. Success is also a product of customer engagement. At Herlitz IM, we are customer obsessed! We look to our customers for their insight to continue developing new solutions. Customer feedback enables us to co-develop new ideas and methods and incorporate them into our solution.

Along with our customized training and highly responsive support, we want to enhance your business by making it more profitable. Let us show you how to better provide your customers with what they want, when they want it.

Our Vision

Optimize & Deliver the right products to the right place at the lowest possible cost, allowing you to meet or exceed customer expectations.

HIMPACT, a best-of-breed solution for Wholesale and Retail, provides additional insight and value beyond your legacy or ERP system. Experience with hundreds of customers in a wide variety of industries, provides us the knowledge, insight, and experience to lower inventory, while improving sales and profitability.

  • Improve Supply Chain Execution
  • Optimize Inventory and Costs
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Increase Buyer Productivity

Our History

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 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
  • 10 Year Anniversary

    Thank you, Customers and Staff!

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