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CFOs of multi-entity wholesale distribution businesses, are you looking for ways to achieve supply chain excellence? If so, NetSuite ERP is a powerful tool that can help.

NetSuite ERP offers comprehensive solutions that can help streamline the entire supply chain process, from order management to fulfilment and shipping. This integrated system provides an end-to-end view of your business operations, giving you visibility into all aspects of your supply chain. Additionally, it allows you to automate processes and maximise efficiency.

The benefits of using NetSuite ERP are tremendous. With it, you can reduce costs and increase sales by utilising automated processes and real-time analytics. It also enables you to easily manage multiple entities with a single system, as well as analyse and track key performance metrics such as order fill rate and inventory turns.

In this article, DWR – a NetSuite Solution Provider,  will discuss the key components of achieving supply chain excellence with the help of NetSuite ERP and provide helpful tips for using the system effectively.

Supply Chain Excellence With NetSuite ERPOverview of Supply Chain Management

To achieve supply chain excellence with NetSuite ERP, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the underlying purpose of supply chain management. Supply chain management is the process of planning, organising, and managing all aspects of a company’s supply chain activities. It covers the procurement of raw materials, production, transportation and delivery of finished goods. Companies use this method to ensure that their product gets from point A to point B in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

NetSuite ERP helps companies achieve supply chain excellence by providing visibility into all stages of the supply chain. This includes inventory control, order management, demand forecasting, vendor management, and shipping and fulfilment operations. In addition to tracking data points such as customer order status, customer satisfaction ratings and supplier performance metrics, this comprehensive ERP system also provides valuable insights into potential risks that can jeopardise a company’s ability to meet customer demands. 

By leveraging NetSuite ERP’s forecasting capabilities and predictive analytics tools companies gain greater control over their operations and are able to proactively identify areas for improvement.

Importance of Supply Chain Excellence for Businesses

Businesses need to provide better customer service, increase inventory accuracy, and reduce costs in order to achieve supply chain excellence. But when companies don’t have the right tools in place to manage their supply chain, they suffer from a slew of problems such as:

  • Slow response times due to manual order entry and lack of automation.
  • Difficulty finding the right inventory levels because there is no integrated inventory management system.
  • Poor customer service due to lack of visibility into customer orders.
  • Difficulty creating accurate forecasts due to poor data accuracy and lack of analytics.
  • Difficulty managing supplier relationships due to inadequate communication and collaboration tools.

NetSuite Wholesale Distribution ERP helps businesses overcome all these issues. It provides a comprehensive set of capabilities that gives you the visibility, speed and agility your business needs to succeed. With NetSuite ERP, companies can manage their entire supply chain from one platform,  including purchase orders, customer orders, inventory tracking, forecasting, demand planning and more. This removes the need for manual processes, increases efficiency and improves accuracy by providing real-time insights across multiple departments. It also helps achieve cost savings through improved supplier relationships by leveraging built-in collaboration tools and analytics.

NetSuite Wholesale Distribution ERPIntroduction to NetSuite ERP, A Supply Chain Automation Solution

NetSuite Supply Chain Management Module is a comprehensive cloud-based solution that automates and streamlines operations across the entire supply chain. It helps businesses manage inventory, order management, fulfilment, and finances efficiently. With NetSuite Supply Planning, wholesalers can effortlessly carry out their daily operations with fewer manual processes.

Automate Your Business Processes

NetSuite ERP makes it easy to automate key processes like purchasing, inventory management, order fulfilment and invoicing to reduce complexity in business operations. By implementing NetSuite ERP, your wholesale business will quickly enjoy improved efficiency as manual processes are replaced with automated solutions that easily scale from small to large multi-entity and international wholesale operations.

End-to-End Visibility

NetSuite ERP can provide end-to-end visibility into your entire supply chain so you can gain a comprehensive view of your business. This enables you to make better decisions in real-time and build stronger relationships with customers and suppliers by providing accurate information on stocking levels, deliveries, invoices, payments and other critical data points. With better visibility into your supply chain processes you’re able to forecast levels of inventory accurately so you can ensure stock availability across all locations.

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Automating and Optimising Supply Chain Processes With NetSuite ERP

With NetSuite ERP, the CFOs can automate and optimise their supply chain processes. This comprehensive business management application provides users with the tools to accurately manage all areas of their operations – from inventory, purchasing, sales and accounting to customer service and warehousing.

NetSuite Wholesale Distribution edition includes features such as:

  • Automated demand planning and order optimisation that enable users to accurately anticipate customer demand, plan orders and allocate resources.
  • Advanced visibility into inventory movement that provides real-time insights on stock levels in all warehouses.
  • Configurable workflows for better control of operations such as fulfilment, invoicing and returns.
  • Mobile capabilities for field sales teams to manage orders remotely.
  • Integration with third-party applications to ensure accurate data exchange between systems.

These powerful features give CFOs the ability to identify efficiencies in their supply chain process, minimise costs and ensure inventory accuracy. Having access to a cloud-based ERP also greatly reduces time spent on manual processes so finance teams have more time to focus on strategic tasks.

Benefits of Implementing NetSuite ERP for Supply Chain Management

NetSuite Supply Chain Control offers the following benefits to multi-entity wholesale distributors:

Improved Efficiency and Reduced Operational Costs

NetSuite allows you to streamline your supply chain processes with automation, eliminating manual tasks and data entry. It also allows you to gain insights into your inventory levels with improved stock visibility, helping you to better understand which products are selling, when they’re selling and where they’re selling. This can save you time and money by reducing operational costs.

Enhanced Collaboration and Communication

NetSuite ERP provides improved collaboration between departments on a single platform, with real-time visibility into inventory levels and demand forecasts. The system also allows you to seamlessly integrate your business with customers and suppliers for greater collaboration.

This will enable you to react quickly to customer demands, as well as accurately monitor supplier performance.

Increased Accuracy in Demand Planning & Forecasting

NetSuite ERP’s advanced analytics features enable you to create more accurate demand forecasts based on customer buying patterns. This will help you plan ahead more effectively, allowing you to better manage supply chain disruptions and lead times — improving response times and customer satisfaction in the process.

Streamlined Processes & Workflows

NetSuite ERP offers preconfigured workflows that make it easy for your team to process orders quickly and efficiently. And its automated reporting capabilities allow users to gain access to valuable data on orders, shipments, inventory and more in real time. 

NetSuite ERP offers comprehensive solutions that can help streamline the entire supply chain process, from order management to fulfilment and shipping.

Tiernan O'ConnorSales Director - DWR

Tips to Reduce Risk When Implementing NetSuite ERP for Supply Chain Excellence

Once you have identified your organisational goals and objectives and taken the necessary steps to ensure data accuracy and integration, it is critical to think about risk reduction when implementing NetSuite ERP. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Employee Training and Change Management

When implementing NetSuite, it is essential that employees are properly trained on the new system. Ensure they understand how processes work and the impact the solution has on their daily activities. Change management is necessary for successful implementation, as it helps to ensure that employees accept and understand the new system.

Partner With Experienced NetSuite ERP Consultants

While NetSuite ERP offers an array of features that can help to improve supply chain excellence, working with a certified NetSuite Solution Provider can help walk you through the process. The experts at DWR have experience helping businesses like yours achieve their organisational goals by leveraging NetSuite ERP technology.

Regularly Reviewing and Optimising System Performance

Finally, be sure to regularly review and optimise your system performance, so you can identify any potential issues or opportunities for improvement. This will allow you to remain competitive in your industry while continuing to increase your supply chain excellence initiatives.


Ultimately, the goal of supply chain optimisation can be achieved with NetSuite ERP. The system provides an integrated, powerful, and scalable suite of software modules that enables wholesale businesses to optimise their supply chain operations and gain competitive advantage in the market. 

With NetSuite ERP, businesses can streamline their supply chain processes, reduce costs, and improve inventory management, supply chain control, supply planning, and shipping methods. Investing in NetSuite ERP will provide businesses with the platform they need to take their supply chain operations to the next level.

About DWR

DWR Consulting is a team of experienced NetSuite professionals who focus on helping businesses streamline their processes and unlock their full potential with the power of NetSuite. Whether you’re looking for implementation, customisation or updating your existing system, DWR Consulting can help you get the most out of your business software. Contact us today for a free consultation on how we can help you revolutionise your customer’s retail experience.

Tiernan OConnor

Tiernan O'Connor is an accomplished Sales Director and NetSuite expert at DWR Consulting, a top-tier NetSuite Solution Provider and Implementation Partner. With over 25 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Cloud ERP and technology, Tiernan has become a trusted authority in the NetSuite Partner community, helping businesses of all sizes streamline their operations and achieve success. Tiernan's in-depth understanding of NetSuite's capabilities and his extensive experience in implementing cloud-based ERP solutions have positioned him as a thought leader in the industry. He is known for his ability to identify and execute tailored strategies that meet each client's unique needs, ensuring they unlock the full potential of NetSuite's powerful features. Connect with Tiernan on LinkedIn Tiernan's in-depth understanding of NetSuite's capabilities and his extensive experience in implementing cloud-based ERP solutions have positioned him as a thought leader in the industry. He is known for his ability to identify and execute tailored strategies that meet each client's unique needs, ensuring they unlock the full potential of NetSuite's powerful features. Connect with Tiernan on LinkedIn

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