Mobile direct store delivery technology delivers results

June 27, 2019
By Marc Digiorgio

Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is a supply chain term that explains how a supplier’s product is shipped to a retailer. Food companies have specific needs from their DSD application.

Executives are seeking tools that provide greater control for high-volume businesses, especially tools that are mobile, flexible, and scalable. In a survey commissioned by Honeywell, 62% of surveyed organizations view direct store delivery (DSD) as the key to their company’s future strategy. So why not invest in a tool that will deliver results?

At Harvest, we understand how operations, like yours, have evolved over the years. We also know what tools companies need to stay competitive and to meet the demands of their customers. That’s why we built HarvestDSD. Our tool is uniquely built from the perspective of professionals that have worked for decades in the industry and actually used delivery system tools throughout the food and beverage supply chain.

After gathering feedback from professionals in the retail and operations space, and delivery model and distribution model experts, we’ve built a mobile, flexible, and scalable DSD system that you can count on to deliver results now, and into the future.

Mobile direct store delivery

When you have to manage sales and distribution teams (along with a hundred other things) you need a convenient platform that both reports and reconciles. With a single click, HarvestDSD allows your team to set up and manage your route activities, point of sale transactions, and even survey your customers about their shopping experience.

Upgrading to a modern DSD tool gives your business the opportunity to power growth. The retail environment today is a lot different than 5 or even 10 years ago. There are more product choices than ever before which makes it difficult to manage store-specific selections. Our mobile, easy-to-view, daily, and weekly route stop lists ensure that your retail customers are taken care of. The HarvestDSD mobile platform tracks and reports that your deliveries are on time, and with the correct stock rotation. The result is customer satisfaction because of your efficient route of invoicing and reconciliation.



HarvestDSD is the foundation for your unique customer requirements. Our tool offers modern enhancements that you just can’t get with tools even a few years old! Enhancements include order control, drop-ship, guaranteed ordering, and forecasting. Whether you’re working with smaller retail outlets and retail stores, or all the way up to large-scale centralized distribution centers, HarvestDSD can manage any type of delivery to any organizational structure.

Merchandising is also imperative for high-volume consumer goods, seasonal items, and perishable products. But your team already has a lot to do when they are out on their routes. And when customers make changes, that means everyone on your team needs to be ready – from restocking to rotating inventory, to removing the unsellable products, and changing products. With HarvestDSD you can make high-volume changes with hourly order controls. This type of flexibility ensures your products are efficiently supplied, accurately displayed on the shelf, and appropriately priced.


According to a survey commission by Honeywell, “Organizations that use DSD are operating in an increasingly challenging environment. The notion that business is becoming more complicated is acknowledged worldwide, with almost two-thirds (63%) of global executives surveyed affirming this trajectory.” In such a challenging marketplace, it’s important that your DSD tool offers scalability and the opportunity to evolve alongside your business.

Our DSD tool offers high-volume invoice details that are easily integrated into any ERP but take advantage of all functions when partnered with HarvestERP powered by Business Central. From convenience stores to large-scale retail distribution centers, our tool is scalable to meet your needs. As competition increases, government relations change, and new products are being offered into the marketplace, you can count on Harvest to be there with you every step of the way. HarvestDSD offers a wide range of scalable delivery options for any route or distributor to meet all of your customer requirements. We’re your partner in maximizing the productivity of your team and delivering intelligent workflow options from the factory to the shelf.

Are you ready to implement a DSD tool that delivers results? Then give us a call today to find out how we can help your business.

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