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Supply chain management (SCM) software has evolved into an essential back bone of distribution operations as supply chains grow ever more sophisticated and manual or outdated management has become inefficient and error prone. Environmental sustainability issues and requirements add even more complexity to operations that further drive the need for modern and reliable supply chain management and distribution solutions.

Environmental sustainability in supply chains

There are clear inefficiencies in the way food and consumer goods are produced, distributed and consumed globally. Supply Chain Digital shares,

COVID-19 has made it clear that outdated systems which can’t communicate with each other lead to difficulties in quickly pivoting to altered endpoints, ultimately leading to untimely deliveries and dissatisfied customers.

Currently, there are more goods being produced than end up in the hands of consumers due to waste, spoilage, quality issues and inaccurate demand forecasting. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that 30 percent of food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted somewhere along the food supply chain of total production. Studies commissioned by FAO estimated,

yearly global food loss and waste by quantity at roughly 30 percent of cereals, 40–50 percent of root crops, fruits and vegetables, 20 percent of oilseeds, meat and dairy products, and 35 percent of fish.

These wasteful errors create large dents in the net profitability of companies and industries while also putting unnecessary strain on our natural resources.

The opportunity to leverage data insights and innovative technology to connect and improve complex supply chains has never been greater. The outcomes of capturing this opportunity can help increase profits, open opportunities for sustainability and ensure the happiness of customers. According to a study by Accenture,

over 70 percent of chief supply chain officers consider the supply chain as the most vital element for improving customer service in 2020.

Supply chain management software provides companies with the increasingly required automation and easy access to data that significantly impacts processes related to supply chains while improving customer retention and boosting profits.

From warehouse and supply management to shipping, monitoring and customer service, SCM software is no longer just an edge over competitors, it’s a must-have solution to future proof the major elements of supply chain management including integration, operations, purchasing and distribution.

With this much weight on a major aspect of your business, it’s important to select a reliable supply chain management software with not only years of industry experience but also the resources and capacity to support you as your operation grows.

Finding the best supply chain management solution to suit your needs

Ignition by TELUS Consumer Goods, now TELUS Consumer Goods Supply Chain Management since joining the TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods family offers a single source solution through an integrated platform that is scalable and modularized to ensure companies large and small maximize their opportunities with the best supply chain management solution for their unique needs.

Our mission at TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods is to create better producer-to-consumer outcomes. Together, we aim to create a unified, trusted and sustainable value chain that enables the most efficient production and logistics outcomes, while lowering the impact on the environment. 

Users of our reliable supply chain management and distribution solutions gain a competitive advantage over competitors with: 

Enhanced efficiency

We deliver digital solutions and actionable data insights to address inefficiencies and move goods through supply chains with increased accuracy, visibility and profit to help get the right products to shelf, at the right time and at the right price.

Actionable data insights

As part of the TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods family, we ensure our distribution and supply chain software empowers users with advanced data and artificial intelligence solutions to improve the safety, quality and sustainability of food and consumer goods.

Long-term sustainability

We believe in providing technology solutions that meaningfully impact primary production and sustainability across the food and consumer goods value chain. Our distribution and supply chain software helps streamline operations and improve traceability to provide consumers with healthier food and sustainable consumer goods.

Switching to a reliable supply chain management solution

Learn more about the solutions designed to optimize performance and streamline operations from the sale to the final mile with extensive capabilities for traceability, food safety, complex deal management, efficiency and automation, production management, omnichannel order management and perfect order success.

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Direct Store Delivery

  • Multi-platform support
  • Proof of delivery
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Media capture and viewing
  • Asset tracking
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Warehouse Management System

  • Increased inventory accuracy and turns
  • Product rotation and code date management
  • Labor management
  • Cycle count management
  • Support for voice, tablets, mobile devices
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Order Management System

  • Multiple sales channels
  • Agnostic device and operating systems
  • Online/Offline
  • Enhanced customer dependency
  • Margin management
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Electronic Trading

  • Increase PO accuracy
  • Strengthen partnerships
  • Seamless interface
  • User-friendly reports
  • Extensive data translation
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Proof of Delivery

  • Real-time visibility
  • Clean invoice at delivery and A/R
  • Lot, weight, and code date traceability at the unit level
  • Extensive route analysis
  • Collections and payment processing in the field
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GDSN/ Master Data Management

  • Unify and standardize data
  • Synchronize product information
  • Primary management of attributes
  • Product notifications
  • Sales spec sheets
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Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Extensive pricing and costing options
  • Integrated deal management
  • Integrated General Ledger
  • Suggested purchasing
  • Production, scheduling, costing and yield management
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Analytics & Business Intelligence

  • Predictive analytics
  • Management by Exception (MBE)
  • KPIs integrated into G2 Analytics
  • Business Intelligence application
  • Streamlined access
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Contact us to explore the risks and challenges affecting your operation and be matched with a solution to drive your business forward.

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