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 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.
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.
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).
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.