Main content

  • Managing distribution networks
  • Network consolidation or re-evaluation (value/supply chain rationalization)
  • Integrating and reconciling plant capabilities with supply chain / distribution requirements
  • Planning, scheduling, and reconciliation (the mechanics of DRP)
  • Handling factory direct shipments
  • Transportation planning
  • Workforce planning
  • Cycle time management
  • Lot sizing and safety stocks
  • Seasonal and load leveling issues
  • Deployment processes
  • The distribution planner’s typical duties
  • Interplant planning
  • Simulations and financial planning
  • Distribution performance measurements
  • The use of e-commerce, EDI, and other web-based tools
  • Using distribution management to facilitate Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), customer linking, partnering, connectivity, and integration