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1 Retail Supplier Link A complete B2B system specifically designed for Manufacturers and Distributors who sell to Retailers.

2 What is a Retail Supplier Any Manufacturer or Distributor who sells to Retail Chains –Hard Goods –Apparel –Personal Care Products –Office and School Supplies –Home Furnishings –Electronics & Computer Products

3 Retail Supplier Business Issues The typical Retail Supplier is smaller than the retailer. In the B2B world the large company dictates the requirements. Retailers typically use large custom developed systems which are not very flexible.

4 Retailer Business Issues Deals with a large number of vendors. Must purchase and schedule inventory for each store. Deals with shipments through distribution centers as well as direct to stores.

5 Retail Supplier Distribution Model Mfr. - Personal Care Products Mfr. Household Products Mfr. - Shelf Display Items Dist. - Writing Instruments Dist. Computers and Peripherals Retail ChainRetail Suppliers Distribution Center StoreStore Store Ship Through DC Ship Direct to Store

6 Retailers require Suppliers to: Send and receive all business transactions via EDI. Label boxes and pallets with Customer specific labels including UCC compliant barcodes. Send Advanced Shipping Notice of consolidated shipment via EDI containing package level detail.

7 Retail Supplier Software Must deal with all the standard business issues addressed by supply chain systems. Must meet the complex and unique B2B requirements required by retail chains.

8 Retail Supplier Software Must deal with all the standard business issues addressed by supply chain systems. Must meet the complex and unique B2B requirements required by retail chains. Seamlessly Integrate Both

9 Two Approaches to the Problem Best of Breed Approach –Islands of Intelligence Integrated Single System –Total Access to Data

10 Best of Breed Approach Interfaced not Integrated (5 different S/W packages) EDI Software Distribution or Manufacturing System Packing Software Label Printing Software Shipping System for LTL or Package Carriers Issues Redundant Entry and Processing Difficult to access data Any change to one S/W package upsets the interface

11 Integrated Single System Integrated All necessary functions are contained in Retail Supplier Link Advantages Single System for planning and execution. Access to all data from EDI through Shipping Zero Integration Issues Lower cost to maintain Easier to use!

12 Retail Supplier Link Allows you to win new customers and streamline your business by: –Fully conforming to all retail chain demands. –Providing access to real time data from B2B electronic transactions through back office. –Streamlining day to day operations with an end-to-end solution.

13 Retail Supplier Business Processes Receive an incoming Order via EDI Create Sales Order Confirm Receipt of Purchase Order Pick/Pack Inventory and create UCC128 Labels Create BOL and Shipment Post Shipment and send ASN Send Sales Invoice

14 Receive and incoming Order via EDI Cross reference sell-to and ship-to locations. (often multiple ship-to locations on a single PO) Cross reference retail item number to internal item number. Cross reference retail UOM to internal UOM. Compare incoming price from chain.

15 Receive and incoming Order via EDI Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentIncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine

16 Create Sales Order Create a Sales Order from the incoming EDI document. Store EDI required data in Virtual Fields Assign an Internal EDI document number. Release Sales Order

17 Create Sales Order Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentSalesOrderIncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine

18 Confirm Receipt of Purchase Order After Sales Order has been released and scheduled. Send Purchase Order Acknowledgement (855) Flag Sales Order as having been confirmed.

19 Confirm Receipt of Purchase Order Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentSalesOrderIncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine OutgoingOrderAck.855

20 Pack Inventory and create UCC128 After picking Use one of two methods to pack. –If shipping case quantity auto generate packages and UCC128 labels. –If shipping assorted quantities use Pack Line Scanning to pack each package and print UCC128

21 Pack Inventory and create UCC128 Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentSalesOrder Pack Line Scanning Label Formatter UCC128 IncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine OutgoingOrderAck.855

22 Create BOL and Shipment Create a Bill of Lading. Combine Sales Orders into a single shipment if necessary. Capture PRO number and Quoted Freight from Freight Carrier.

23 Create BOL and Shipment Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentSalesOrder Pack Line Scanning SalesShipment BOL Shipment Label Formatter UCC128 IncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine OutgoingOrderAck.855 Bill of Lading SalesInvoice

24 Post Shipment and Send ASN Post Sales Shipment Send Advanced Ship Notice to Customer based on package level detail from packing. Flag BOL Shipment and Sales Shipment that ASN has been sent.

25 Post Shipment and Send ASN Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentSalesOrder Pack Line Scanning SalesShipment BOL Shipment Label Formatter UCC128 IncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine OutgoingAdvancedShipNotice856 OutgoingOrderAck.855 Bill of Lading SalesInvoice

26 Send Sales Invoice Post Sales Invoice Send EDI Invoice 810 Flag Sales Invoice has having been sent.

27 Send Sales Invoice Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received DocumentSalesOrder Pack Line Scanning SalesShipment BOL Shipment Label Formatter UCC128 IncomingPurchaseOrder850 Cross Ref. Engine OutgoingAdvancedShipNotice856 OutgoingInvoice810 OutgoingOrderAck.855 Bill of Lading SalesInvoice

28 All in One System – Retail Supplier Link Inventory Customer Vendor Item UOM EDI MAP Trading Partner EDI Received Document Sales Order Pack Line Scanning Sales Shipment Bill of Lading Label Formatter UCC128 Incoming Purchase Order 850 Cross Ref. Engine Outgoing Adv. Ship Notice 856 Outgoing Invoice 810 Outgoing Order Ack. 855 Bill of Lading Document Sales Invoice

29 Retail Supplier Link (Granules) EDI E-Ship Shipping BOL / ASN UCC Label Formatter E-Mail Notification History Management

30 EDI Logical Mapping Tool Inside Navision – Map where the business data resides. Easily maps EDI or Intermediate Format. Integrates with most value added networks. Extensive work flow and audit trail of all Electronic Documents.

31 E-Ship Pack Line Scanning function is used to capture package level detail of package, pallet, and shipment. Supports LTL (Less than Truck Load) rate shopping, quoting, and Invoice reconciliation. Supports popular Package carriers such as UPS, FedEx and Airborne for smaller shipments.

32 Shipping BOL / ASN Shipments can be planned, quoted, and scheduled before picking. The BOL Shipment structure supports the package, pallet, order, and consolidated shipment structure required by the Advanced Shipping Notice. Prints Bill of Lading for LTL and Contract carriers.

33 UCC Label Formatter Design and mapping tool to allow the formatting of Customer Specific inner pack and UCC 128 labels. Label formats are assigned through the Advanced Shipping Notice rule assigned to each customer. Supports Eltron Orion and Zebra printers.

34 E-Mail Notification Used for order confirmations and shipping notices to smaller retail or other customers. Can be used to request and confirm shipment pickup appointments with freight carriers. E-Mail formatter and mapping tool allows user definition of E-Mail formats.

35 History Management Tracks multiple versions of data entered or changed by users. Examples: –Track changes to Customer setup –Track changes to EDI sales orders after they are received. –Track price setup changes and overrides.

36 Retail Supplier Link (All in one System) Navision Financials, Advanced Distribution, Manufacturing and Attain 3.0 –EDI –E-Ship –Shipping BOL / ASN –UCC Label Formatter –E-Mail Notification –History Management

37 Retail Supplier Link - Advantages Integrates all business functions required by the Retailer into a single system. Greater visibility into all business transactions on a timely basis. EDI, Package Detail, and Label Compliance is achieved without redundant entry or use of 3 rd party software. Streamline the physical pick-pack process reducing errors and minimizing redundant labor. Retailer compliance eliminates charge backs and fines.

38 Retail Supplier Link All in One System A complete B2B system specifically designed for Manufacturers and Distributors who sell to Retailers.


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