Distribution: From the truck to the store
Salient Corp. offers Margin Minder, a system for processing the data of everyday business activity in one place. With Margin Minder, managers receive a self-serve toolkit for sorting through sales data to find problems and opportunities. The system graphically shows how profits and growth are affected by promotional discounting, product mix, deal duration and frequency.
UPS Logistics Technology
UPS Logistics Technology offers FleetLoader, a system that analyzes and optimizes loading of both bay and bulk beverage vehicles. Multiple loading strategies can be employed to meet the needs of all delivery types and warehouse requirements, the company says: FleetLoader provides:
Intervolve Inc. provides mobile and Web solutions to help companies in DSD beverage distribution automate the collection, analysis and dissemination of sales and distribution information to reduce operating costs and gain competitive advantage. The company’s Route Accounting System (RAS) and DistributionSuite are two solutions designed to help beverage distributors.
Zebra Technologies Corp.
Zebra Technologies Corp. offers the ability to increase route efficiencies by printing on the road, in the truck or at the customer’s location.
Rutherford & Associates
Rutherford & Associates provides eoStar, a software system for beer and wine distributors. The eoStar system manages a range of capabilities required by distributors in sales automation, delivery automation, inventory control, analysis, supplier reporting and route accounting automation.
bMobile Technology offers Route Manager, a mobile software system for DSD and route sales that connects the warehouse to the driver or salesperson in the field. Route Manager includes routing features, predictive ordering and presale functionality. The system also focuses on route accounting and mobile inventory tracking.
HighJump Software provides software solutions for beverage distribution needs, such as HighJump RoutePad, Playbook and RouteCenter.