Enhance production efficiency with auto-assign in Distro

Enhance production efficiency with auto-assign in Distro

In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, efficient order management is essential, especially for made-to-order companies. Distro's auto-assign feature is a game-changer, providing unparalleled insights into your production floor and streamlining your operations.

What is auto-assign?

Auto-assign is a feature in Distro that allows you to automatically allocate incoming orders to team members based on their specializations and current capacity. This ensures that each order is handled by the most qualified person, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

We'll assign orders to the team member based on your initial preferences, but if you ever change your mind and want to re-assign, you can do that too.

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Why is auto-assign perfect for made-to-order businesses?

Made-to-order businesses thrive on customization and precision. Here's how auto-assign can elevate your order management:

  1. Specialization-Based Assignment: Different team members might specialize in various products or tasks. With auto-assign, you can set rules to ensure that orders for specific products are directed to the right people. For example, if one team member is an expert in custom furniture and another in personalized footwear, orders for these items will automatically go to the respective specialist.

  2. Capacity Management: Auto-assign keeps track of each team member’s workload. This prevents overburdening any single person and ensures that orders are distributed evenly. You can maintain a balanced workflow and avoid bottlenecks in production.

  3. Real-Time Insights: Gain real-time insights into what’s happening on your production floor. Know exactly who is working on what, and monitor the progress of each order. This visibility helps in making informed decisions and improves overall workflow management.

  4. Improved Production Efficiency: By automating the assignment process, you save time and reduce the risk of human error. Your team can focus on their tasks without worrying about who should handle the next order.

How does auto-assign work in Distro?

When an order comes in, Distro’s auto-assign feature kicks into action:

  • Order Entry: The system identifies the type of order and matches it with predefined rules.
  • Team Matching: It then checks the availability and specialization of team members.
  • Order Assignment: The order is assigned to the most suitable team member, who is notified immediately.
  • Progress Tracking: Managers and supervisors can track the progress of each order through Distro’s dashboard, ensuring transparency and accountability.

Real-World Application

Imagine a scenario where your e-commerce business specializes in custom furniture and personalized footwear. With auto-assign, orders for furniture are automatically directed to your furniture specialist, while footwear orders go to your footwear expert. The system also keeps track of their workloads, so if your furniture specialist is at full capacity, the order can be reassigned to another qualified team member.

This streamlined approach not only enhances efficiency but also boosts employee satisfaction by ensuring they are not overwhelmed. It also enhances customer satisfaction as orders are processed faster and more accurately.


For made-to-order companies, Distro’s auto-assign feature is an invaluable tool that can significantly improve order management and production efficiency. By leveraging specialization-based assignment and capacity management, you can ensure a smooth and productive workflow. Embrace the power of auto-assign to take your e-commerce business to the next level.

Explore the potential of Distro and see how our auto-assign feature can transform your made-to-order business. Start optimizing your order management today!

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