Manufacturers and distributors have complicated businesses operations in the front office, as well as the back warehouse. Disparate, specialty software only adds needless distraction, wasting valuable time throughout the company. Connect business operations, gain insight over key data, and collaborate … Read more

 

There is a battle of technology in today’s consumer driven supply chain: Consumers use internet and mobile technology to shop for best prices around the globe, and distribution technology is used to keep earnings and profits maximized for local suppliers.

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Healthcare networks often include a number of medical centers, hospitals, and other offices, each of which can go through a vast amount of inventory. In order to stay ahead, facilities may overestimate inventory needs in order to avoid stock-outs. Too … Read more

 

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) and other distributors need the agility and flexibility to respond to changing customer tastes. A competitive marketplace and evolving customer demands can put the pressure on inventory management, order fulfillment, and profit margins. Respond to these … Read more

 

The future of your business should be clear and bright and you should be able to envision the ideal path toward achieving your strategic goals. However, all too often businesses have a fuzzier view of their future because they can’t … Read more

 

The distribution marketplace is fast-paced and tight with competition, which makes customer service a critical factor for success. You need to be able to respond quickly to customer demands because if you can’t keep customers happy, there is a competitor … Read more

 

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

 

In addition to economic and marketplace variables, consumer packaged goods (CPG) businesses also have challenges at the retail level. Meeting customer, retailer and marketplace demands that can come from online stores as well as brick-and-mortar stores, while protecting thinning profit … Read more

 

Keeping close tabs on inventory is necessary for manufacturers to produce the products that customers want, when they want them. Too much inventory can slow cash flow, too little can lead to stock-outs. Forecasting doesn’t have to be difficult and … 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

 

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