Every business has a keen focus on the bottom line.  Producing a profitable product with minimal expenses is basic business.  However, cheap raw materials and cheap labor may not be the best way to keep expenses down.  The old adage, … Read more

 

When there is a problem with inventory, packing, or shipping in your warehouse, then profitability and customer satisfaction is on the line.  The right technology can be just the grease you need to keep the entire warehouse working at optimal … Read more

 

McLane Logistics Technology, a Microsoft Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV), specializes in optimizing processes and technologies to deliver Supply Chain systems based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. These distribution solutions create value for distributors, enabling them to deliver continuous improvement and … Read more

 

The wheel has already been invented, so instead of reinventing the wheel, let’s study what has already been done, good or bad, by those around us.  For manufacturers and distributors, an effective logistics process and reliable supply chain are key … Read more

 

A supply chain visibility solution can provide several advantages for your company, including higher customer satisfaction and improved forecasting, Robert Clesi writes in “Guest Commentary: Considerations When Evaluating Supply Chain Visibility Solutions” posted on Logistics Viewpoints.  While there are many … Read more

 

The traditional role of the chief information officer (CIO) is quickly evolving to meet a new strategic business need revolving around how distributors interact with their customers.  More than just installing software and using social media, CIO’s are now being … Read more

 

Process automation necessarily means integration with Enterprise Resource Planning because ERP is the core business system for most mid-sized companies. ERP takes on this central role by joining multiple, formerly separate, business applications through a common database and a consistent … Read more

 

You presented the ROI case to management and your proposal for warehouse and ASN automation was approved!  Now you need to implement your new solution and processes.  But that’s the easy part.  The hard part will be getting your existing … Read more

 

Remember the scene in “Rain Man” when Dustin Hoffman’s character could calculate the number of toothpicks on the floor faster than we could even see them?  Well, what about your Distribution System, can it keep track of the number of … Read more

 

Following our last blog post, How to Drive ASN Process Automation Improvement, you went to work to envision, design and document a new automated approach to pick, pack, and ship operations.  With your new approach you will meet your customers’ Read more

 

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