When you are focused on getting thousands of products to the marketplace and in the hands of customers, you might overlook that each customer has their own set of expectations.  Product quality, pricing, timing, and other variables are rated differently … 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


Distributors are under increasing pressures to do more with less everywhere, including the warehouse. Recent research by Intermec, discussed in “Inefficient Work Flows Go Unchecked by Management,” posted on MHLnews.com, reveals that in the last six months alone, nearly eight … Read more


Massive volumes of data are being generated every day by consumers using social media, search engines, and making online and in-store purchases.  This volume of information has the force of a tidal wave and you can either float or sink, … Read more


How do you deliver thousands of one-pint containers of rocky road ice cream to the grocery store before it melts?  As quickly as possible.  To get to that point though, you need to have a reliable team that can attract … 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


Your mother was right, if you are going to do something, you should do it right the first time.  Many businesses have policies and procedures, but may be missing the right tools – the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution … Read more


Drawing lines between vendors, supply chain, your facilities, and customers can be loopy and confusing.  Using spreadsheets to manage important data is like following a trail of breadcrumbs, it’s inaccurate and fraught with errors.  Software, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, … Read more


Is Your Technology Trendy or Old-Fashioned?

In today’s marketplace, consumers want 24/7 access to product information and customer service, as well as the ability to place online orders at any time of the day or night.  Whether you have a top-notch IT department or rely on … Read more


No, we’re not getting philosophical on you, we’re especially excited about a new functionality in Microsoft Dynamics® GP 2013 called ‘reason codes’. Users of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 can gain valuable insight into the reasons behind certain business operations.

Reason … Read more





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