A big warehouse, or multiple warehouse and distribution facilities, likely means that you have volumes of boxes coming and going at all times of the day or night.  Keeping tabs on incoming inventory and outgoing products can be challenging.  In Read more

 

Time seems to fly when you are busy doing something important like running a successful business.  After a few years of dedicated focus to your product offerings, operations, and customer satisfaction, we tend to forget about the technology behind the … Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors know that strengthening relationships with suppliers and vendors can have a positive impact on the bottom line.  First of all, you need to know the right place to get raw materials and products to satisfy customers at … Read more

 

By studying the past, we can improve the future.  In “Five Supply Chain Trends That Shaped 2012,” posted by Sean Riley on SCMR.Com, evaluating strategies and ideas that worked (or didn’t work) last year can provide the insight needed to … Read more

 

When shopping for your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, consider whether an off-the-shelf solution will do, or whether you really need something more customized to your specific operations.  Today’s premier software, like Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, offers comprehensive functionality right out … Read more

 

Supply Chain RopesIf the quickest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line, how did today’s supply chain get so knotted up?  Thanks to the introduction of the Internet and adding end-users into our distribution models, we … Read more

 

One of the major pains distributors feel is dealing with manual processes.  Even when companies realize the headaches associated with manual operations, automation can be intimidating.  However, the right technology is easy to use and can make noticeable improvements in … Read more

 

Distributors have a lot going on throughout the day and sometimes it may seem like you don’t know whether you are coming or going.  Get organized with the right technology and not only will you become more productive, you’ll take … Read more

 

Integration Defined
In previous posts we talked about the importance of integrating EDI to ERP. Reaching the desired state of integration means minimizing keystrokes and eliminating redundant effort through electronic, system-to-system updates of information. Suppliers using email, FAX, and/or webforms … 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

 

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