The U.S. Census Bureau reported that United States wholesale inventories rose by 0.5 percent from July to August to a seasonally adjusted $487.5 billion.  Wholesale sales were also up in August, from July, and also up from sale figures collected … Read more

 

With Tropical Storm, ‘Sandy’ still in our midst, risk management is especially top of mind. It’s one thing to know your risks, but an entirely different thing to be prepared for those risks.  Are you one of the many holding … Read more

 

In most cases, transactions are very important to your business.  Transactions pertain to all of the data that is created and shared within your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution, including monetary- and order-related transactions.  If you’re a distributor, transactions … Read more

 

Discussions about Cloud computing have become very mainstream amongst businesses today.  Most companies, from small startups to large enterprise corporations, are investigating what benefits that the Cloud could bring to their operations.  One of the most often talked about benefits … Read more

 

Businesses choose to use third-party logistics providers (3PL) because it makes sense for the bottom line.  Contracting with a 3PL to manage warehousing, transportation, and other supply chain activities can be more efficient than doing it yourself.  However, how do … Read more

 

Infographic:  Remote Inventories can be difficult to manage due to carrying too much or not having a way to get accurate real-time counts.  And ultimately we need to measure consumption so that we can properly invoice on a timely basis.  … Read more

 

Growth for the sake of growth isn’t the recipe for success.  Opening doors in other regions or expanding offerings without doing your homework could actually set you up for failure instead of success.

Making a successful plan for growth begins … Read more

 

According to a survey by Ernst & Young and posted in CGMA Magazine online, corporate treasurers are taking on new roles as a result of the economic crisis.  Instead of just handling basic finances, treasurers are being pressured to monitor … Read more

 

Just like you don’t want your kids to be late for school, you don’t want your important products or services to be late getting to your customers.  Tardiness is never a trait that is much admired and can actually cause … Read more

 

The 1, 2, 3’s of Distribution: Cut costs, Streamline Delivery Processes and Beef Up Departments

I’m not going to go as far as to say that Distribution is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  But I will say most distributors have three similar goals: 1. Cut costs, 2. Streamline delivery processes, and 3. Beef-up departments.  … Read more

 

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