Senthil Angamuthu, President
The wholesale distribution industry is experiencing a drastic change owing to digitalization, increasing competition, rising customer demand, and product innovation. A majority of wholesale distribution organizations are now adopting a direct-to-consumer (D2C) approach, as it gives better quality control, expands their brand reach, and improves customer engagement. However, the transition from existing model to a D2C model is not an easy task. Organizations have to revamp their entire operational and system processes, select and deploy an appropriate transportation system along with redefining their warehouses to fulfill individual customer needs. To assist organizations in managing the entire supply chain integrations and implementations, S3 Group, a premier consulting firm, offers best-of-breed operational and technological supply chain services.
Having been in the trenches of supply chain management for more than 15 years, S3 Group’s top-notch team is uniquely positioned to assist wholesale distribution companies across a wide range of projects that include warehouse management, transportation management, enterprise resource planning, and supply chain management. “From the source to consumption, we cover every aspect of the supply chain, and our proven consulting services enable us to deliver consistent results and enhance the return on time and technology investments,” elucidates Senthil Angamuthu, President, S3 Group.
S3 Group’s subject matter experts invest a significant amount of time in analyzing a customer’s existing infrastructure, comprehending their needs and objectives, and subsequently recommending solutions that are scalable and sustainable. “We help customers gather information on and analyze their current operation processes—measurement of KPIs, time taken for manual and automated processes, and more, according to which we develop an improvement plan,” explains Angamuthu.
From the source to consumption, we cover every aspect of the supply chain, and our proven consulting services enable us to deliver consistent results and enhance the return on time and technology investments
“Typically, legacy SCM systems can neither handle high volumes of work nor allow the reception of multiple shipments,” says Angamuthu. S3 Group, on the other hand, uses business intelligence to analyze data from clients’ environment and helps them take timely, effective decisions. The company holds extensive end-to-end expertise in aggregating data—both structured and unstructured—and gleaning meaningful insights to deliver them to decision makers without delay.
Moreover, with the critical role played by mobile technology today, S3 Group makes custom changes for clients to provide them with a mobile setup that displays all the vital SCM information on the clients’ fingertips via security-enabled mobile devices. This dramatically improves productivity as clients can conveniently check packing capacity, picking capacity, order delivery, and more, without getting into the system or using the bulky legacy devices. As a part of its supply chain offering, S3 Group is also delivering transportation optimization services to address all the logistics needs.
To emphasize their effectiveness, Angamuthu cites an interesting journey of a wholesale company with S3 Group. The client had transformed their business model to cater to their consumers directly but was facing time, space, and labor constraints in its current warehouse. Upon analyzing the customer’s environment thoroughly, S3 Group recommended the ‘carousel material handling system’ to efficiently ‘pick, pack, and ship’ items to consumers. With innovative services, S3 Group is helping the client adapt to evolving business requirements in a profitable way.
For the road ahead, S3 Group envisions using machine learning and predictive modeling along with real-time information analytics, robotics, and IoT to help clients enhance their supply chain operations and look at the parameters that impact their business.