Streamline Your Supply Chain for Stronger Trade Relationships, Fuller Shelves, and Happier Customers

Grocery stores and supermarkets play a critical role in providing everyday goods to consumers, offering everything from food and beverages to CPG products. As a result, grocers face tremendous pressure to have fully stocked shelves at all times. But managing hundreds of products across multiple industries can be difficult, especially as supply chains grow more global and complex. Disconnected technologies heighten the challenge, as they require manual data entry to move key order information. 

To stay ahead and keep their shelves stocked, your grocery business needs supply chain software that streamlines supplier communications, cuts replenishment lead times, and reduce stock outs. Tatum Consulting’s grocery supply chain solutions are designed to integrate with your ERP and automate communications with all your suppliers, 3PLs, warehouses, and DCs. The fully managed services model reduces IT burdens and overhead, while helping you get the most out of your grocery software. At the same time, real-time data provides inventory visibility, while a cloud-based architecture lets you grow without limits. With our powerful technology, you’ll be able to lower costs, improve on-shelf availability, and keep your customers coming back for more. 

Save Time with Integrated EDI

To stay competitive and keep your shelves stocked, you need to be able to send orders to your suppliers, 3PL partners, and DCs quickly. Integrated EDI automates key documents, so you can save time and avoid stockouts. 

  • Integrate document exchanges into your ERP system to automatically send out orders and receive acknowledgments and ASNs 
  • Effortlessly collaborate with warehouses, DCs, and 3PLs to move products to the right store locations at the right time 
  • Create EDI standards to ensure all your suppliers are sending the order and product details you need 
  • Get real-time insights into your supply chain to improve forecasting and enable strategic business decisions 

Simplify Supplier Communications

As a grocer, you might work with food and beverage manufacturers, CPG wholesalers, and a whole slew of other suppliers that vary in size and technical maturity. To avoid communications headaches, you need grocery supply chain software that automates supplier management. 

  • PDF- and email-to-EDI transformation digitizes and standardizes incoming documents 
  • A user-friendly web EDI portal lets suppliers create PO acknowledgements, ASNs and other key documents, without investing in full EDI 
  • Powerful analytics let you evaluate supplier performance and find areas for improvement 
  • Fully managed onboarding lets you begin ordering from new partners in a matter of days 

Clean Up Your Yard 

Managing shipments to and from your warehouses and DCs via phone calls, emails and excel sheets takes too long and can create too much confusion. The right technology can eliminate dock and yard gridlock, so you can keep product moving. 

  • Dock scheduling lets you schedule and manage appointments to minimize congestion 
  • Calendar and visual views make it easy to assign dock doors and keep dock workers informed 
  • Self-service lets suppliers make their own dock appointments, and make changes as needed 
  • Container alerts minimize late fees by telling you when a container’s free time has run out 

Go Digital with eCommerce 

More and more, consumers are choosing to order their groceries online, either for curbside pickup or delivery. Creating a user-friendly eCommerce storefront is key to offering your customers a great shopping experience. 

  • Create a branded online presence that complements your in-store experience 
  • Add rich product descriptions, image galleries and videos to help customers choose the right product 
  • Recommend additional products to increase sales through “related” item carousels 
  • Send order information directly to your store systems for rapid fulfillment 

Reduce Your IT Burdens 

  • Fully managed service proactively monitors EDI communications, handles EDI issues from your suppliers, and more 
  • 24/7 customer service availability from an in-house team of experts offers best-in-class support 
  • Cloud-based solutions eliminate the need to backup data, install new software, or maintain on-premises servers 
  • Full redundancy, disaster recovery, and a 99.9% uptime provide supply chain resilience and peace of mind