As your manufacturing or distribution operation grows, you’ll likely expand the number or type of products that you offer to your growing list of customers. New inventory and a corresponding higher volume of transactions can quickly overwhelm home-grown systems or … Read more


Manufacturers and distributors have to be able to access accurate data in order to respond quickly to changing economic conditions and customer demands. Spreadsheets and other specialty software can be confusing and overly complicated, which can conceal or skew the … Read more


How much do you rely on spreadsheets for critical business data such as inventory levels or inventory planning? If spreadsheets are your only way to know what you have stocked in the warehouse or promised to customers, then you could … Read more


When customers walk through your store, you don’t want to see them walk out empty-handed because of poor stocking decisions. Learn how to keep the right products on your shelves, in the ideal quantities, without breaking the bank by implementing … Read more


Growing your business is an important part of success; however, it does not come without challenges.  You may outgrow your entry-level business solutions and lose sight of the important data and processes that lead to growth.  If you can’t get Read more


Your customers have different needs in the products they buy, as well as when they buy them.  Trying to maintain safe inventory levels can become confusing when some customers need weekly replenishments and other’s need it monthly or quarterly.  The Read more


It is usually a pretty rare occurrence that you are able to place an order for raw materials or products for the precise quantity that you need for a customer order.  More likely, you order products in greater volume than Read more


If you hum those words as you walk through the warehouse, then you could either be close to finalizing the latest pop song or wondering how you can fix problems with inventory.  Too much inventory can eat up cash flow, Read more


The number of details you need to manage for your import/export business is endless. You need to closely monitor and track licensing and documentation, pay attention to cultural barriers, meet ethical standards, sell across a number of different distribution channels, … Read more


Start-up distributors often begin with a small footprint, with a focus on providing a high quality product to their local community.  Working with other local businesses, usually face-to-face, strengthens their network of suppliers, vendors, and customers.  While it may feel … Read more





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