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Case Study: Heineken USA
Heineken USA imports, markets, sells, and distributes its premium beer products through its network of 650 beer distributors. This supply chain requires precise

beer distributors  network of nearly 650 beer distributors throughout the country. Easier said than done, this supply chain requires precise forecasts and meticulous planning. Even with breweries on the other side of the Atlantic, long brewing lead times and seasonal market demands, the company operates one of the best-performing supply chains in the industry. Forecast accuracy is a key enabler for HUSA in operating the supply chain that makes them the biggest container shipper on the trans-Atlantic. Magne Setnes, Senior

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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