Order Fulfillment Systems for Business-to-Business Distribution Centers

Dematic recognizes the wide variations in business-to-business (B2B) commerce. A distribution centre that supplies components to electronics manufacturers differs greatly from a university research library implementing a document management system.

But whatever the application, Dematic works with you to deliver the right solution for your specific area of the Wholesales/B2B industry.

Wholesales/B2B Trends

  • E-Commerce companies becoming competitors by entering traditional B2B markets such as maintenance, safety, and operational supply
  • Fluctuations in demand creating issues with maintaining optimal inventory levels throughout the supply chain
  • Evolving logistics with distributors and manufacturers
  • Difficulty finding educated labour resources with technical knowledge of the market
  • Expansion raising transportation costs
  • Increasing diversity in product offerings
Wholesale B2B Challenges

How Dematic Can Help

Dematic solutions address the specific business and technology challenges for the Wholesales/B2B industry such as support for large numbers of stock keeping units, seasonal/promotional peaks in volume, extensive inventory storage capacity, large percentage of single line orders, same day/next day shipping, and efficient returns processing.

Dematic Wholesales/B2B industry solutions include:

  • Advanced software to optimise order fulfilment and provide insights into the operation
  • Flexibility for seasonal & promotional peaks and changing order profiles
  • Faster and more efficient processing of returns — even with growing numbers of SKUs
  • Efficient processing of smaller and more complex orders
  • Automation that reduces dependency on warehouse labor
  • Software and controls to maintain optimal inventory levels throughout supply chain
Case Study

Werner Electric

Werner Electric implemented an automated, multichannel distribution centre that can fill thousands of orders each day. In addition, the new DC is scalable and can accommodate surges in demand as well as future growth.

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Case Study


The Challenge:
AcuSport's Midwest distribution centre faced strong challenges in response to recent growth. They partnered with Dematic to develop an automated order fulfilment solution to maximise the use of space, optimise the picking process, and provide controlled access to inventory.

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