Supply Chain problems affect the entire company. If you don’t have the products that your customers want, when they want them, that is a problem. If this is a concern in your business, a lesson from the past may help … Read more

 

Many manufacturers and distributors understand that there is a level of uncertainty when predicting customer demands, inventory needs, and revenue. This is particularly true when working with inadequate or disparate, specialty software solutions. Instead of managing the peaks and valleys … Read more

 

Many manufacturers provide a line of innovative products in addition to offering service or aftermarket parts and accessories. Manufacturing products often requires a different strategy from the aftermarket parts production; however, that doesn’t mean you need separate management solutions. You … Read more

 

When it’s time to make decisions about increasing sales and profits, do you ever find yourself thinking, “There’s GOT to be a better way?”

Have you been nursing an old “packaged” accounting software, like Quickbooks or Peachtree, or old customized … Read more

 

Any business owner or manager will tell you that their business, obviously, requires a building with electricity, water, and other modern conveniences. According to a survey by Manufacturing Business Technology, manufacturers are also rating enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as … Read more

 

According to a survey by Kantar Retail, General Mills and Procter & Gamble tied for the top spot on the ranking of top consumer packaged goods supply chains. Several well-known businesses made the list and one was even nudged off … Read more

 

Many manufacturers and distributors utilize multiple warehouses and distribution centers.  Most often viewed as cost center, rather than a profit center, these facilities can offer more than just extra storage or a faster way to drop-ship products to customers.  A … Read more

 

After recent data breaches at major retailers and at Sony, most businesses would be concerned about the theft of customer or employee data.  Obviously credit card, social security, and other personal information is very valuable to cybercriminals.  However, how important … Read more

 

You rely on suppliers and vendors to deliver the quality raw materials that you need for production in order to provide superior products to customers.  However, what happens when deliveries arrive late?  Manufacturing schedules can be delayed and you risk … Read more

 

Busy manufacturers and distributors are often focused on managing production lines and fulfilling customer orders.  Customers not only place orders but occasionally change orders and you have to act fast in order to keep up.  There isn’t always time to … Read more

 
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