When evaluating new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, you (of course) need to factor in the cost of the software, but it doesn’t end there. You also need to compare that cost with the efficiencies and benefits you will eventually … Read more

 

Who would have thought??  All kidding aside, this example of tight cost controls for supply retailers, such as Office Depot Inc. and OfficeMax Inc., teaches us the exact correlation between lower costs and higher profitability.

Both office-supply retailers reported earnings … 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

 

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

 

What happens when a business grows by 40%?  Of course this is good news, but it also can bring about some pretty severe growing pains. For a distribution company this can mean a 40% increase in transactions, purchasing, inventory and … 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

 

What do you do when you have spent tens of thousands of dollars on a deluxe ERP software system and after two years it is still not functioning properly or helping you run your business better?  That was the situation Read more

 

Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is ERP/accounting software that grows with your business, easily integrates with other systems, and is quick to set up, customize and use. But how much does it cost? Now, less than you might expect. … Read more

 

We’ve all heard it.  “It’s a tough economy and it’s hard to justify investing in ________ when my company is:  a) Laying-off workers, b) Not selling as much product, c) Paying more for inventory, d) All the above.”

But some … Read more

 

Cloud computing streamlines doing business with external trading partners, makes supply chains much more efficient, and makes it less costly for companies to do business with each other.

Businesses are finding that cloud computing will save time and money through … Read more

 

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