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Technology Solutions to Support your Distribution Strategies

To ensure the steady flow of your merchandise through your supply chain you must maintain an accurate and timely flow of information. Distribution Alternatives provides the I.T. support to handle your customer’s EDI requirements, and provide the shipping verifications and reporting needs you have to possess to successfully direct your business.

Electronic Data Interchange

Distribution Alternatives has its own in house programming staff, which gives us the advantage of providing the expertise to ensure rapid and accurate deployment of any technical solution required.

  • Electronic Data Interchange – we offer EDI services to receive and send the order information required by your customers.
    • Establish EDI trading partnerships for you with your customers
    • Integrate directly with your system using all appropriate EDI protocols.
    • Monitor and maintain the connections, as well as update the system when required.
    • Print and apply the appropriate EDI labels, and transmit all EDI confirmations.
  • Establish EDI trading partnerships for you with your customers.
  • Integrate directly with your system using all appropriate EDI protocols.
  • Monitor and maintain the connections, as well as update the system when required.
  • By having an in-house staff we can be reactionary and focus on making continual improvements to keep up with our ever-changing industry and world.

Your Advantage

There is a huge advantage for you and our other clients by having Distribution Alternatives operate an on-site programming staff. We are able to react quickly to any EDI changes required by your customers, because we are not tied to any outside programming entity. We are flexible to work with multiple formats and remain compatible with most systems. We are the solution to your technical needs for shipping and warehousing.

Fulfillment & Shipping Reports

Most of the data you need to run your business is online.

Distribution Alternatives offers the following reports on-line. Our report application runs on your office computer in your internet browser. Once your Distribution Alternatives key code is installed the application connects to our data center without any login. It also can remain connected throughout the work day without any disruptive time-outs.

All the data provided in our web reports is downloadable and directly importable into spreadsheets or most accounting systems. You have complete control on how the data is formatted in report grid and download files. Once you have created a formatted report you can save it as a view for repeated use. You can also choose to have the saved view emailed to you on a fixed schedule.

Place yout mouse pointer over the yellow highlighted areas to learn some of the functions we provide with our reports.
  • Open order
  • Open order detail
  • Shipment log
  • Shipment detail
  • Inventory receipts
  • Stock status
  • Inventory receipts
  • ASN data
  • Blanket orders
  • tracking numbers


   ---- 11/19/2017 7:28 AM ----   11,029,005 cases,     1,202,505 orders shipped last 12 months    ---- 11/19/2017 7:28 AM ----   110,075 Bed Bath Beyond orders,     537,444 Direct To Consumer orders,   20,789 JCPenney orders,   4,300 KMart orders,   11,436 Kohls orders,   4,035 Macys orders,   4,282 Sears orders,   31,157 Target orders,   88,990 Walmart orders shipped last 12 months    ---- 11/19/2017 7:28 AM ----   719,004 cases shipped so far in November    89,195 orders shipped so far in November    ---- 11/19/2017 7:28 AM ----   4,319,866 cases stored in inventory    44,331 SKUs stored in inventory
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