As an industrial distributor, your challenges are many:
e-Commerce and Direct-to-Consumer channels are creating new expectations (next day delivery, free shipping, proactive communication) and new requirements (case versus each picking, vending solutions).
Speed to market is essential to distributors trying to manage inventory across a global supply chain yet keep pace with changes in demand. In order not to get caught with lots of excess inventory in the supply chain you must be able to respond quickly to customers’ needs.
More competitors are entering the market and a number of mergers and acquisitions are creating larger competitors with broader reach. Distributors must offer a broader array of products than ever before.
SKU proliferation is making it more challenging to manage inventory — driving distribution centers to their capacity limits.
Fortna can help. Our expertise spans across all facets of distribution to help companies with complex distribution operations turn their challenges into competitive advantage.
“Our optimization initiative that we’ve conducted in our distribution centers is probably the single biggest cost down initiative we’ve done in our company’s history. And Fortna has been a key part of that.”
Doug JonesEVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer, MSC Industrial Supply