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Industry disruption isn’t over. Is your business prepared? With ongoing disruption, increasing competition, and unprecedented inflation, the wholesale distribution sector is facing new pressures every day.

While you can’t control the external forces affecting the industry, you can ensure your internal systems are up to the challenge. Running a wholesale distribution business involves managing a vast volume of information – from supply chains to customer service. Transforming that information into real-time insight is crucial for ensuring your business decisions are data-driven rather than based on guesswork.

If your business is still reliant on older solutions or disconnected software systems, you may be missing out on essential speed, efficiency, and insight. If managing stock levels, cash flow, demand forecasts, and market fluctuations is a challenge, it’s time to consider a cloud ERP solution as the next logical step.

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Asking the hard questions

No matter what sector of the wholesale distribution industry your business is in, you'll face similar challenges navigating the complexities of today's market. Let's pause for a minute to ask yourself some critical questions:

  1. Are you efficiently managing and tracking product inventory for a wide range of goods, minimising stockouts and overstock situations?
  2. Can you easily track materials and supplies, balancing demand fluctuations and project timelines?
  3. Do you have real-time visibility into stock to meet stringent regulatory requirements and ensure timely delivery?
  4. Is your system flexible and nimble enough to deftly manage changing model and customer demands?
  5. Is your current system capable of handling the complexities of wholesale distribution, including multi-location operations, varied pricing structures, and intricate supply chains?
  6. Are you equipped to handle multi-location distribution for your products?
  7. Are your processes optimised for efficiency, from procurement and warehousing to order fulfilment and delivery, driving profitability in a competitive market?
  8. Are you leveraging data insights to optimise inventory management, minimise waste, and improve order accuracy?

It's worth taking time to reflect on your answers. If you're answering no more than yes, it's time to innovate, or you risk being left behind.


Tech transformation for wholesale distribution

In the face of ongoing disruption, tech is proving invaluable for the wholesale distribution industry. Wholesale distribution software has come a long way in the past decade, and more businesses are turning to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Those that make the switch are in a better position to survive – and thrive – through future disruptions. Get the full story in our eGuide.


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Is your tech up to scratch?

If most of your answers to the above are no, then the results of analysing your tech stack are predictable. It's essential to keep in mind an inescapable truth: in today's fast-paced wholesale distribution landscape, having the right tech on board is crucial. Take a moment to evaluate your current tech stack against these key indicators:

    Is there no single source of truth for the business, leading to confusion and discrepancies in data across departments?
   Are errors frequently slipping through the cracks, leading to inefficiencies and customer dissatisfaction?
   Do you lack accurate knowledge or confidence in your inventory levels, causing delays and missed opportunities?
  Do you struggle with managing multiple warehouses and locations, resulting in logistical headaches and fulfilment delays?
   Is there a lack of collaboration and communication between teams, hindering productivity and hindering seamless operations?
   Are your staff still entering information manually, wasting valuable time and increasing the risk of errors?
   Do you encounter ongoing order fulfilment issues, such as delays, inaccuracies, or incomplete shipments?
    Are price increases left unresolved due to inefficient pricing management processes, impacting profitability and customer satisfaction?
    Is your inventory tracking inaccurate, leading to stockouts, overstock situations, and lost revenue opportunities?

If you find yourself nodding along to any of these points, it's time to reassess your technology infrastructure and consider upgrading to a comprehensive ERP solution designed specifically for wholesale distribution. A modern ERP system can streamline processes, enhance visibility, and provide the foundation for sustainable growth in today's competitive market.


Understanding cloud migration

These days, businesses encounter fierce competition and swift transformations due to supply chain disruptions, inflationary pressures, and global events. Amid these hurdles, organisations are seeking technological solutions, and this is where cloud migration emerges as a crucial strategy. Transitioning operations to the cloud presents significant advantages, enhancing efficiency, integrating systems throughout the enterprise, and providing timely insights for informed decision-making. Get the full story in our eGuide.


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Bringing your wholesale distribution business up to scratch with modern ERP solutions

If you're reading this, it's because you understand that having the right technology is vital to success, and you're wondering what solution to invest in. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offers fully integrated solutions that streamline operations and drive growth. Whether you're in building products, healthcare, automotive, electrical goods, or transport or any other wholesale business, transitioning to a modern ERP system like MYOB Advanced Business or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can transform your business in several ways:

  • Comprehensive integration - modern ERP solutions integrate essential functions like inventory management, CRM, financial management, and accounting on one platform, eliminating the need for disparate systems and ensuring seamless data flow.
  • Real-time visibility - with built-in inventory management and stock control features, you gain real-time visibility into your inventory levels, enabling better decision-making and efficient order fulfilment across multiple warehouses and locations.
  • Data-driven decision-making - leveraging real-time data, customisable dashboards, and forecasting tools, you can make informed decisions, track KPIs, and adapt to market fluctuations with agility.
  • Automation and efficiency - by automating key processes, eliminating manual tasks, and streamlining workflows, modern ERP solutions save time, reduce errors, and optimise operational efficiency.
  • Tailored solutions for wholesale distribution - MYOB Advanced Business and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central are purpose-built ERP systems designed specifically for wholesale distribution companies in New Zealand and Australia, offering flexible, fully integrated solutions to address your unique business needs.

With MYOB Advanced Business or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you'll realise a range of benefits, including time savings, improved inventory management, enhanced visibility and insight, and automation. These modern ERP solutions empower you to stay competitive, drive growth, and thrive in today's dynamic wholesale distribution industry.


Success Story - Direct Scaffolding Supplies

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When Direct Scaffolding Supplies realised their business was growing beyond their current tech, Endeavour and Microsoft Business Central provided the solution

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Work with an experienced, award-winning business

When it comes to implementing and optimising ERP solutions for wholesale distribution, partnering with an experienced and award-winning company can make a big difference. At Endeavour, we are proud to be recognised as award-winning MYOB and Microsoft Partners, with a proven track record of helping wholesale distribution companies overcome their business information challenges.

With extensive experience in both MYOB Advanced Business and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, we specialise in identifying and solving the unique pain points of wholesale distribution businesses. Our mission is simple: to empower our clients with quality, real-time information that drives growth and success.

At Endeavour, we go beyond just software implementation – we're your trusted advisors, helping you "join the dots" in your business operations. Our consultative approach leverages industry-specific knowledge to deliver tailored solutions that meet your specific needs, on time and on budget.
What sets us apart is our commitment to client success. We prioritise building strong, enduring relationships based on clear understanding and honest communication. With Endeavour by your side, you can rest assured knowing that you have a dedicated partner invested in your success every step of the way.


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