Softeon Beverage solution is a complete end-to-end beverage distribution system that supports distributors of any size with flexible modules. The solution renders real-time visibility and control of all stages of the distribution cycle including order management, route accounting, load planning, warehousing and delivery. Designed with Softeon’s web-based, flexible rules engine, the solution delivers rich functionality with quick deployment and ROI.
Advanced functionality in a highly-configurable beverage solution
Our modular approach combines specialized beverage functionality with all the benefits of Softeon next-gen WMS. Governed by our industry-leading Route Accounting System, the solution enables real-time order status and visibility to support complex order processing and pricing/discount configuration from inception to post fulfillment. The beverage solution features:
- Streamlined set up: voice-enabled and ready for integration with RF technology and material handling equipment (MHE) for accurate picking and receiving to enable high-velocity transactions
- Enhanced receiving and putaway: ASN interfaces from the brewery or bottling plant use rules-based cycle accounting and other functionality to ensure accurate receiving, putaway and automated order replenishment
- Productivity enhancements: use real-time WIP dashboards to eliminate bottlenecks in picking and loading during progression of pick waves to ensure timely loading of trucks
- Automated product placement decisions for warehouse setup and layout: evaluate user-defined preferences and constraints with the advanced Slotting & Optimization module
- Optimized loads: use the load planning dashboard for pallet configuration, allowing for constraints like mix, brand, customer-specific configurations, cubage or bay size
Achieve operational excellence and bottom-line performance
Softeon technology enables easy integration between business and order fulfillment systems to support better operational decisions. The beverage solution enables distributors to improve operational efficiencies by 60% or greater in reduced labor and operating costs, improved pick accuracy, optimized inventory with fast velocity and reduced product damage, among other metrics.
Softeon Core Beverage Modules
Softeon Beverage WMS:
Softeon WMS functionality drives every aspect of beverage warehousing and distribution: receiving, putaway, order picking, replenishment, returns and cycle count. Advanced features like dynamic, optimized pick paths and order picking synchronized with delivery truck loading plans improve bottom-line performance.
Route Accounting System (RAS):
Boost operational efficiencies in a single real-time enterprise-wide application that combines sales order and inventory management, financial accounting as well as route maintenance/reconciliation. With flexible interface capabilities to Softeon WMS and other business suites, RAS supports complex order processing and inventory visibility across the distribution landscape.
Transportation Management System (TMS):
Significantly streamline loading and shipping. Softeon TMS enables complex load planning and truck load optimization with powerful graphical tools to automatically create delivery truck plans integrated with customer pre-orders and route-specific sales forecasts (peddle sales).
Direct Store Delivery (DSD):
Improve cash flow and take you customer relationships to the next level. Backed by powerful Smart Client mobile applications, Softeon DSD functionality includes: visibility to loads in bays, invoicing at the store with signature capture, driver settlement and mobile/PDA-based order capture.