Distribution and Third Party Logistics

Home|Distribution and Third Party Logistics
Distribution and Third Party Logistics 2017-05-22T13:32:05+00:00

As a distribution company, you are required to have fast and accurate order fulfillment while managing pricing pressures from increased competition. Position yourself above the competition and boost customer satisfaction and loyalty while improving margins, decreasing operational costs and creating a competitive advantage.

Specialized Support for Distributors

For over 30 years, we have been helping Wholesale Distribution companies create a responsive, cost-effective supply chain that results in the best customer service. You’ll have immediate access to industry experts who draw upon their decades of experience to help build on your success. We’ll help you implement, customize, integrate and support the right ERP solution for your company, enabling you to optimize your inventory and truly perform end-to-end supply chain management.

We help Distributors:

  • Optimize Processes – Receiving, Put-Away, Replenishment, Manufacturing, Kitting, Storage, Picking, Packing, Shipping and Returns

  • Maximize Resources – Space, Labor, Equipment

  • Identify solutions to constraints

  • Define process improvement opportunities describing the enablers (people, equipment, technology)

Uncover Operational Improvements and Challenge the Status-Quo

There “exists a better way,” and our Industrial Engineering training and process mind set is dedicated to helping your company optimize, maximize and improve. Our Supply Chain Experts have performed hundreds of Distribution process assessments to review operational business processes, specifically related to distribution, inventory management, warehousing and manufacturing/kitting.

Our Assessment Approach is Data Driven and Consists of Five Steps

Optimize Processes. Maximize Resources.  Improve Operations.

Sikich and NetSuite have partnered together to deliver SuiteSuccess for Distributors.

SuiteSuccess takes advantage of NetSuite’s tens of thousands of successful implementations, and Sikich’s 30+ years of helping distributors optimize processes, maximize resources and improve operations, to deliver a complete business solution with unparalleled support.

LEARN MORE

Complete Enterprise Solutions

We offer comprehensive enterprise solutions, specifically configured to meet the needs of Distributors of all sizes. We offer several leading ERP solutions, with custom developed add-ons, for companies of every size, to deliver a flexible, comprehensive solution that meets your specific business needs.

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX

Learn More

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Learn More

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Learn More

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365

Learn More

NetSuite Cloud-Based ERP

NetSuite Cloud-Based ERP

Learn More

Sikich Supply Chain Management

Sikich SCM is more than a warehouse management system, more than distribution software and more than accounting software. It is the fully integrated software solution that makes your business reporting functions come together into one of the most powerful analytic tools available on the market today. Designed for medium sized businesses you will find every business operation is represented in the level of detail you need to make accurate, precise decision making. Sikich SCM, powered by Microsoft Dynamics® will not only improve the way you do business, it will change the way you think about every aspect of distribution. A refined level of detail in your order processing and warehouse management will ensure you stay one step ahead of your customers. Accurate stock replenishment, detailed lead times, full customer history analysis, and integration with market data are just some of the functional aspects that guarantee no stone goes unturned in the quest for superior business information. Sikich SCM is the partner-delivered enterprise resource planning software (ERP), powered by Microsoft Dynamics® that your business needs for unparalleled insight into the engines that drive your business.

Supply Chain Management Functionality

  • Financial Management

  • Advanced Reporting

  • Order Management

  • eCommerce and SureTax Integration

  • National Accounts

  • Credit Management

  • Commissions Management

  • Trade Spend

  • Inventory Management

  • Catch Weight Management

  • Capacity Management

  • Vendor Performance Management

  • Forecasting and Replenishment

  • Warehouse Management

  • 3rd Party Logistics

  • Container Management

  • Pick to Parcel

  • Advanced EDI

  • Purchasing and Requisitions

  • Shipping and Receiving

  • Advanced Shipment Notification

“Sikich provided us with the perfect supply chain management solution, accessible to nearly everyone in our organization. The new ERP system is flexible and user-friendly, and our employees are empowered to do their jobs more efficiently.”

– Bob Pyzdrowski, Executive Vice President, CTL

View the Case Study

Sikich Third Party Logistics

We have developed a Third Party Logistics (3PL )software solution  that will allow your business to automate and integrate your warehouse, 3PL transactions and activities. The result will allow you to streamline processes to operate your supply chain business more efficiently and profitably.

  • Define rates to charge clients on over 20 warehouse activities.
  • Bill at periodic times rather than per order/shipment.
  • Charge for creating client items.
  • Manage warehouse activities (i.e. receipts, picks, physical inventory, returned shipments, ASN processing from supplier and return of client product to supplier).
  • User defined activities; manual vs. imported order and charging separate rates; manual PO creation vs. PO creation from ASN; expedited shipping charges (premium if shipping is same day).
  • Data import order addresses and sales order; unique method of consolidating order deliveries to improve performance; calculate cheapest shipping agent and service to make the requested delivery date; create and consolidate orders to single order with one ship date.
  • Efficient processing of order; pre-create package shipping labels; calculate cost effective ways to package items; pre-print shipping labels; Line Journal Scanning of shipping labels to collect shipments and update what is shipped directly from the line.
  • Charge for storage space utilized; limit bins to single client; track space used by client inventory.
  • Track KPI information on 3PL activities per customer.
  • Create projects to group activities together.
  • Define kits to be shipped.
  • Track KPI information per project.
  • Create blanket orders to hold demand until order addresses are imported later.
  • Invoice at project level (not each order shipment).
  • Scan option to add packaging information to shipping station and add item to order for inventory management and billing.
  • Queue lists of data import with errors that need attention for their projects or customers.
  • Quick access to rate cards and project definitions.
  • Track time and number of resources used on each line.
  • Feeds production orders for time consumed against production orders.
  • Feeds job journals for indirect labor tracking.

Comprehensive Services For All Your Technology Needs

Meet Our Wholesale Distribution Industry Partner

Mike Suglich, CPA
Mike Suglich, CPAPartner, Technology Consulting & ERP Services

Mike is a senior partner in the firm’s technology service area and takes on a leadership role in managing the firms ERP practice in the Chicago and Naperville offices.  With more than 30 years of business, technology and enterprise resource planning experience, Mike is responsible for delivering business solutions with a focus on integrating systems, people and processes. Previously, Mike was the founder and CEO of a technology consulting firm, MAS Consulting. In January 2010, Mike merged his firm with Sikich LLP, bringing dedication to integrity, customer focus, client satisfaction and technical agility.

Fast-Forward Your Research
PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNDAwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjIyNSIgc3JjPSIvL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS9lbWJlZC96NGY4QzR4aF9sdz9hdXRvcGxheT0wIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuPjwvaWZyYW1lPg==
Use Technology to Your ADVANTAGE
Before it DISRUPTS Your Business
Now, more than ever, companies need to leverage technologies to stay relevant in a connected business world.
Stay Informed with Technology Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Gain knowledge from experts who have been covered in publications such as...
Turbocharge Your ENERGY Company
Before it Runs Out of GAS
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
There are tectonic shifts happening in the Energy industry as a direct result from new technology. Companies who can't harness that power will be running on fumes.
DISCOVER the Impact New TECHNOLOGY
Can Have for YOUR ORGANIZATION
Our Experts Will Help Guide You Through Your Technology Challenges
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL3N2dmJzeHhlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjMzN3B4IiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCI+PC9pZnJhbWU+
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Our experts have been covered in publications such as...
Don't Lose EFFICIENCY on Complexity
Solve Challenges with TECHNOLOGY
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Managing a family office can be a challenge with the myriad of tasks that need to be executed perfectly. Assist your efforts with systems that will expand your capabilities.
COMPETE with Global Competition
Start deploying SMARTER Technology
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Manufacturing is going through a once in a century transformation. Keep up-to-date on the Internet of Things, 3D printing and other emerging tech systems.
Be EXTRAORDINARY
Modernize Your SYSTEMS
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Offering clients the level of service they need to do what counts starts with a solid technology stack. Modernize your operations with new insights.
POSITION Your Company for 2016
OR LOSE to Advanced Competition
Access insights from experts who have been featured in the following publications...
Stay Informed with Executive Level Insights
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Boost customer satisfaction, increase margins and gain knowledge to implement intelligent systems to leapfrog others in your industry.
START Solving Your Complex Challenges TODAY
Work with experts who have been featured in the following publications...

How can we help you?

Our team, with decades of experience, will help your company discover the right technology to fit your specific needs.
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL3N2dmJzeHhlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIHdpZHRoPSIxMDAlIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjMzN3B4IiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCI+PC9pZnJhbWU+
Review your current systems. Schedule a demo. Bounce ideas off experts. Discover new technical methods. Augment your existing systems. Contact us.
LEAD AS A DIGITAL CFO
Organizations need executives that can meet the needs of a digital world. Stay informed about trends as they happen.
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL2l3M2xqbnl3ZWV3dWxzeGV4eGV2dy5odG1sIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIzMzciIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Learn from experts who have been covered in publications such as...
LEAD AS A TRANSFORMATIONAL CIO
Organizations need executives that can meet the needs of a digital world. Stay informed about trends as they happen.
PGlmcmFtZSBzdHlsZT0iYm9yZGVyOiAwOyIgc3JjPSJodHRwOi8vd2ViLnNpa2ljaC5jb20vc2lraWNoY29tLWFjaGJnL3BhZ2VzL2l3M2xqbnl3ZWV3dWxzeGV4eGV2dy5odG1sIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIzMzciIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Inc Magazine
Crains
AccountingToday
Learn from experts who have been covered in publications such as...
Dynamics AX is now...
Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition
Dynamics 365 is operations, sales and marketing all in one package.
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Short on time? No problem. Sign up for our insights to get information about Microsoft Dynamics delivered to you.
Dynamics GP is now...
Dynamics 365 Business Edition
Dynamics 365 provides unprecedented scalability for growing, modern organizations.
PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Imh0dHA6Ly93ZWIuc2lraWNoLmNvbS9zaWtpY2hjb20tYWNoYmcvcGFnZXMvcWt2amZteWZlZXd1bHN4ZXh4ZXZ3Lmh0bWwiIGFsbG93dHJhbnNwYXJlbmN5PSJ0cnVlIiB3aWR0aD0iMTAwJSIgaGVpZ2h0PSIxNTBweCIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9odG1sIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgc3R5bGU9ImJvcmRlcjowIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
Short on time? No problem. Sign up for our insights to get information about Microsoft Dynamics delivered to you.
Looking for more Cloud ERP information?
Discover a resource center full of tools, calculators and over 40 articles that will help you decide when Cloud ERP is right for you.