Direct Store Delivery (DSD)
Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is SAP's process for selling and distributing goods directly to customers' point of sales (Kiosks, Stores, Offices, Bars and Vending machines) bypassing the customers' warehouses.Â Planning and managing customer delivery tours, with the drivers responsible for Presales, Sales, Delivery or Mixed deliveries to customers, is encompassed within the DSD processes and functions.
Direct store delivery process, including visit planning, visit control, tours and final settlement, can be implemented with the support of either paper based or mobile execution.
The Direct Store Delivery is a component of the Logistics Execution System and integrates into the following areas:
- Customer Master data
- Material Master data
- Equipment Master data
- Inventory Management
- Transportation Planning
- Invoicing and Billing
- Customer Relationship Management
- Mobilising Direct Store Delivery
The efficiencies of mobilising DSD and removing the paperwork can be realised using xDSD, the mobile mini app, which makes use of SAP's occasionally connected mode of data synchronisation to support mobile business scenarios in Direct Stores Delivery. Using Mobile integration (MI) technology data is synchronized to the driver's in cab mobile device during the check-out process, giving and recording tour, stock and vehicle data that can be stored offline on the driver's mobile device. After the tour has been executed information can then be synchronized to the back end ERP system during the check-in process.
Demonstrate, Evaluate, Implement
Rocket offer the facility of a comprehensive research and demonstration landscape and can help you rapidly evaluate or prototype your business requirements and support you throughout every aspect of implementing the Direct Store Delivery business processes and technology.
Rocket provides a full range of consulting services in the DSD module, including business process mobilisation and the integration of the associated technology. Backed by extensive experience in successfully implementing SAP logistics solutions across a wide range of industries Rocket can advise and support you in the evaluation, selection and implementation of your DSD solution.