Delivering products to the right customers on time and within budget is at the forefront of the mind of any distributor.  Whether you have one truck or fleets, making sure your customers are satisfied has a big impact on the … Read more


Creative Ways to Deal with Lot Tracking in Your Warehouse


If you’re a distributor or manufacturer and lot tracking is heavy on your mind these days, then this article is for you.  I know lot tracking requirements can be very Read more


If your company has locations sprinkled around the globe, how do you manage foreign currency risks?  As operations expand, acquisitions are made, and the supply chain becomes deeper. As such, you will surely find yourself working with multiple currency exchange … Read more


The most successful companies are able to use real-time data to drive their business.  With all hands on current inventory counts, customer case data, and critical financials, you can make faster decisions that drive business growth.  On the other hand, … Read more


For the last few years, the challenges of our economy have taught many businesses a hard lesson – how to do more, with less.  This can be a big challenge for distributors that already work hard to provide high quality … Read more


Providing superior customer service is important to winning the loyalty of customers.  Working with your supply chain and having the ability to stock or order the right inventory quickly is important to keeping customers.  Controlling inventory and supply chain is … Read more


Lately, the Kinect ‘gaming’ device has really made news with businesses and youngsters alike as the ‘ideal’ way to control a transaction, especially if you don’t want to have to touch a keyboard, mouse, or controller!  Here’s a short Kinect … Read more


Despite economic, regulatory, and other uncertainties, manufacturers are feeling the pressure to go global in 2012.  When expanding operations, it’s important to maintain balance and communication between local and global facilities.  Using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software like Microsoft Dynamics® … Read more


Few manufacturing businesses can afford mistakes, and since it is impossible to be mistake-free, the best result manufacturers can hope for is to avoid the major ones and minimize the damage caused by the minor ones. Careful financial planning is … Read more


If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book Moneyball I highly recommend it. The movie is based on the true story of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. After several seasons of painful losses, the team’s general manager, Billy … Read more





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