To ensure the accurate transmission of purchase orders, Contemporary Marketing works with their customers to set up EDI functionality between their systems. By utilizing EDI 850 Purchase Orders, 856 Advanced Ship Notices and 810 Invoicing, all aspects of the distribution model are timely and accurate. When used in conjunction with a WMS, orders are checked, staged, fulfilled via electronic scanners and shipped with complete accuracy. This system also allows for real time inventory reporting of finished goods and all movement of WIP items.

All aspects of our warehousing model are controlled via our SAP B1 operating system, in conjunction with our NWare L.I.S.A. warehouse management software system. This barcode driven system of inventory control allows for constant and immediate reporting of movement within the warehouse, including incoming and outgoing shipments. Reporting can be provided in “real time” so the inventory numbers that are provided will be precise and up to the minute, allowing for better control of production needs.

Contemporary Marketing currently warehouses and distributes over 5,000 individual items to almost 2,000 separate ship-to locations. All orders are currently received via EDI and are processed within 48 hours of receipt of order. Special orders that are in need of immediate shipment can be turned in 24 hours with prior notification. CMG utilizes strategic shipping partners to ensure competitive freight rates or orders can be shipped using customer supplied account numbers.