April 19, 2024

Transforming Retail Logistics: Upshop’s DSD Receiving Leads the Way

What’s New with Upshop’s DSD Receiving?

Upshop’s DSD Receiving is the comprehensive answer to optimizing the flow of goods into your store through the backdoor. Eliminate time-consuming reconciliation processes, foster enduring relationships with vendors, and streamline the receiving process for your store associates. DSD Receiving provides the operational support and accounting of products that are received from suppliers, both internal and external, and returned to suppliers (credits) at the store level.

Lowest Item Cost

Streamline the receiving process and reduce reconciliation efforts by empowering retailers to select the lower price between their invoice and the vendor’s in case of price discrepancies. The system ensures accurate application of negotiated allowances by identifying and utilizing the lowest cost.

Key Benefits:
  1. Improved ROI:  Boost margins by implementing negotiated vendor allowances and strictly using approved item costs.
  2. Enhanced Vendor Relationships:  Minimize cost disputes with vendors to build long-lasting supplier partnerships.
Invoicing Methods

Utilize a range of invoicing methods to offer flexibility in supporting various technology capabilities and operational practices of suppliers, catering to both specialty vendors and large distribution centers. Invoicing methods available include DEX (spot-sell), NEX (pre-book), receiver scan, and ASN (with containers).

Key Benefits:
  1. Diverse Vendor Ecosystem: Expand vendor network and reduce supply risks with versatile invoicing methods for all vendor types.
  2. Improved Inventory Availability:  Avoid reconciliation, delays in invoicing, or out-of-stocks (OOS) by utilizing the invoicing method most suitable for your vendors.
Check-In Methods

Select from a range of supplier-specific check-in methods to verify and/or adjust invoice quantities using a handheld device. Tailor the check-in process based on the vendor’s level of trust, from detailed check-in to automatic check-in.

Key Benefits:
  1. Reduce Labor Costs:  Store users can easily check in items based on the level of trust only pausing to review item-level discrepancies highlighted during the check-in process.
  2. Leverage Insights:  Set check-in method for vendors based on historic performances on item-level discrepancies.
  3. Optimize Inventory:  Prevent unauthorized, discontinued, or inactive items during check-in with rule-based exceptions. This ensures store inventory is demand-driven, reducing the risk of expired items or markdowns.
Rule-based Exceptions

Customize receiving workflows to handle common exceptions during check-in like quantity or cost discrepancies and delisted items. Leverage allowable exceptions and streamline issue resolution at the backdoor to avoid a lengthy reconciliation between you and your vendors.

Key Benefits:
  1. Reduced Time:  Store users spend less time on allowable discrepancies in quantity and cost, and more on flagged exceptions like unauthorized items.
  2. Reduced Risk of Unauthorized Items:  Preventing unauthorized products like not-on-file, discontinued, and inactive items ensures that the store inventory remains optimized, meeting consumer demand and selling through efficiently.
Audit Percentages

Apply audit percentages to invoices as needed, regardless of the check-in method. This enables setting random audit percentages for detailed item-level reviews, even for vendors with a high level of trust.

Key Benefits:
  1. Minimized Discrepancies:  Establish systems to detect discrepancies, even with highly trusted vendors.
  2. Expedited Check-Ins:  Store users can quickly check in a majority of the invoices, allocating minimal time as needed on random audits.
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