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Inventory Management
It is the goods and materials held available in stock by a business, primarily specifying the size and placement of stocked goods.  Inventory Management is required at different locations within a facility or within multiple locations of a supply network to protect the regular and planned course of production against the random disturbance of running out of materials or goods.  The scope also concerns the fine lines between replenishment lead time, carrying costs of inventory, asset management, inventory forecasting, inventory valuation, inventory visibility, future inventory price forecasting, physical inventory, available physical space for inventory, quality management, replenishment, returns and defective goods, and demand forecasting. Balancing these competing requirements leads to optimal inventory levels, which is an on-going process as the business needs shift and react to the wider environment.


Inventory Management Distribution Software Directory

Absolute Value
Absolute Value: Forecasting and Replenishment
Demand Planning & Replenishment
Absolute Value is a world class, best-fit, formula-based forecasting and multi-site replenishment solution for distributors.  The solution, delivered as a monthly service or as an on premise implementation, allows users to reduce inventory levels and increase profits, while concurrently improving customer satisfaction. Learn more...
Activant: Activant Distribution Suite
Inventory Management
Activant offers leading enterprise software solutions designed especially for the wholesale distribution industry. Learn more...
Acumatica: Distribution and Finanical Suite
The Acumatica Distribution Suite is a comprehensive Cloud ERP solution that manages the complexities of distribution, such as purchasing, ordering, tracking inventory, filling orders and delivering customer support. Real-time information is delivered across multiple locations using only a browser - no client software to install or maintain. Installation can be on-premise or as a service (SaaS). Integrates with on-premise software and is customizable. Learn more...
Advanced Distribution Partners
Advanced Distribution Partners: Advanced Distribution Microsoft Dynamics® AX
Reduce cost and time to market and respond quickly to changing customer demands with our Production functionality. Real-time insight into business and supply chain information—including inventory, warehouse, and production—helps you optimize production flow by planning effectively, maximizing resource utilization, driving accurate delivery performance, and streamlining business processes. Plan production sites using multi-site capabilities to maintain various production units for planning and execution. Learn more...
Advanced Distribution Partners
Advanced Distribution Partners: Advanced Distribution Microsoft Dynamics® AX
Supply Chain Management
Managing your supply chain from raw material through point of purchase consumption is more than a full-time job. It’s your business to know which step each order is reaching, but that information is not always readily available. With an integrated distribution solution from Advanced Distribution Partners, you will be provided with real-time data at every check point in our supply chain. Our Advanced Distribution software simplifies the process by providing automatic data capture, order management and fufillment, advanced transportation and logistics managment, and allows you to handle vendor contracts, vendor bonuses and rebates, and vendor back orders all in one centralized location. Our solution first provides you with supply chain planning functionality and then executes - manages advanced shipping notices and supplier reminders, automates cross-docking and allows you to control your vendor managed inventory. Learn more...
BCR Inc.
BCR Inc.: BCR Software
Sales Order Entry, Inventory Purchasing, & Accounts Payable
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Blue Ridge Blue Ridge: CLARITY Replenish
CLARITY Replenish
The Blue Ridge CLARITY Inventory Replenishment solution assures proper inventory levels and increased cash flow by enabling distributors to manage inventory replenishment to service customers at superior levels, while maintaining inventory that minimizes cash requirements. Learn more...
Blue Ridge Blue Ridge: CLARITY Replenish
Blue Ridge provides unique software that allows companies to use VMI and CPFR collaboration standards for forecasting supply and replenishment. We can enable your trading partners to help you improve your inventory effectiveness. At Blue Ridge we not only offer technology solutions, but also practical expertise in VMI and CPFR collaboration from working with collaborative replenishment experts like ACE Hardware. Our knowledge of what makes VMI, CPFR and collaborative replenishment successful helps companies capitalize on the opportunities in their supply chain. Learn more...
Blue Ridge Blue Ridge: CLARITY Replenish
CLARITY Lifeline Visibility
Blue Ridge offers poweful analytics and experience inspired views. Too often companies struggle to determine the best key performance indicators for their analytics tools to measure. Blue Ridge recognizes this and provides both powerful, configurable analytical tools along with pre-built, best practice analytics that distributors can use as a baseline to measure the success of their inventory initiatives. Our unmatched expertise, along with our laser-focused mission to improve our customer's cash flow and bottom line let us assure that you have a strong foundation for evaluating results. Learn more...
Computer Insights
Computer Insights: The BUSINESS EDGE 2.0
Supply Chain Integration with the Brighton-Best Connection
The BUSINESS EDGE 2.0 clients can browse Brighton-Best’s inventory, see availability and their prices and place orders with Brighton-Best. They can do all this and more  without ever leaving The BUSINESS EDGE 2.0. Orders placed in The BUSINESS EDGE are automatically entered into the Brighton-Best system. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc.
Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
Forecast Management
Demand Solutions Forecast Management provides a powerful yet easy to use demand planning solution that fits virtually any industry and deploys quickly. The system offers significant flexibility and allows the user to select the forecasting formula that best addresses each item’s demand pattern to predict an accurate forecast of future demand. Forecast Management delivers detailed information to front-line managers, as well as top-level sales forecast to executives. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc.
Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
Requirements Planning
Demand Solutions Requirements Planning incorporates collaborative planning capabilities to streamline supply activities from the production line through delivery. With instant analysis of the projected demand for unlimited items against current inventory, Requirements Planning recommends the ideal inventory level for each ship-to location, providing valuable visibility and optimization up and down the supply chain. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc.
Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
Sales & Operations Planning
Demand Solutions Sales & Operations Planning automates and continually analyzes the annual planning process, allowing you to anticipate and plan for changes. There are two annual business plans available for each of the sections of data (bookings, sales, production, inventory, backlog and shipments): the Annual Plan and the Flexible Plan. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc.
Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
Demand Solutions Collaboration offers a certified CPFR compliant collaborative planning solution that streamlines communications among a company and its customers and suppliers. This solution minimizes the barriers to entry for smaller trading partners, who need only a Web browser, and extends the value available through the entire Demand Solutions product line. Collaboration results in greater demand visibility and closer synchronization of production and inventory investments. Learn more...
Lawson: Lawson Distribution
Lawson M3 Supply Chain Management
The M3 Supply Chain Management suite is designed to increase visibility and improve material flow through the supply chain by managing planning, scheduling, procurement and fulfillment for optimum service levels and maximum profitability. Learn more...
Lawson: Lawson Distribution
M3 Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)
The Lawson M3 Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) application is specifically designed for organizations whose asset reliability and availability is crucial to the success of their business. Asset performance management is crucial to your business success. Enterprise asset management software from Lawson helps you perform maintenance management, and more. Use the tool to ensure your assets remain available, and reliable. Learn more...
NetSuite, Inc.
NetSuite, Inc.: NetSuite Wholesale/Distribution Edition
The #1 Cloud-Based ERP/Financial Suite for Wholesale Distribution Companies
The NetSuite Wholesale Distribution Edition is the only cloud-based integrated business suite for wholesale distribution.

Solution enables:
Monitor and manage your business with the ultimate customizable business dashboard, featuring built-in best practices for
wholesale distribution.
Convert leads to orders, orders to shipments and shipments to revenue with NetSuite's advanced warehouse, inventory
management and order fulfillment capabilities.
Gain a real-time, 360-degree view of your customers and provide better customer service through NetSuite's seamless integration
of CRM with financials and other back-office systems.
Grow revenues, enter new markets and improve channel partner engagement with tools for partner relationship management (PRM).
Manage webstores and online business with NetSuite's ecommerce solution, which is tightly integrated with your accounting,
fulfillment, inventory, CRM, PRM and more. Learn more...
Pronto Software

Pronto Software International: PRONTO-Xi for the Distribution Industry
Supply Chain Management
PRONTO-Xi Supply Chain Management applications deliver superior co-ordination and integration of your product, information and finance flows. Learn more...

ProSoft Business Solutions ProSoft Business Solutions: SAP Business All in One for Wholesale Distribution
Inventory Management
SAP gives you the ability to adapt to changing marketplace conditions in an effective manner that helps you retain customers and competitive advantage. Not only does it support planning and execution capabilities to help you manage enterprise operations, but it also provides visibility and collaboration technology to extend those operations beyond corporate boundaries. The result is measurable improvements through cost reductions, service-level increases, and productivity gains – ultimately leading to higher profit margins.
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VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.): S2K Enterprise Software
Inventory Management
VAI’s S2K Enterprise inventory management system is a fully integrated inventory control system designed to maximize your ROI and provide exceptional customer service. Learn more...