Increasing the productivity and profitability of your inventory investment may seem to be an overwhelming task.  But with the right action plan, it is possible to increase inventory turnover, customer service levels and net profits – all at the same … Read more


This month the movie “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt will hit theaters. The movie is based on a popular book of the same name by Michael Lewis that chronicles the evolution of player acquisition in Major League Baseball. A forward thinking … Read more


As you’re probably well aware if you’re in the distribution industry, customers want your product when they want it.  In order to meet these demands, you need to have a solution that meets a few strict requirements.  Microsoft Dynamics® GP … Read more


It’s difficult for many businesses to calculate how much time, money and customer goodwill is lost because information gets keyed into disparate systems several times. For example: when orders are entered in the ERP system, much of the same information … Read more


Some of our clients at The Resource Group have specific solutions in place required by their industry to perform the mandatory functions of their business. For example, distributors are required to use approved system packages to meet federal regulations regarding … Read more


Most businesses will utilize a set of policies and procedures in an effort to fulfill the corporate mission or goals and streamline operations.  Policies are broad guidelines defining objectives or principles that the company aims to achieve.  Policies are often … Read more


Simplification of Warehouse Management Reporting

Making the right business decision requires data from collaborative reporting and every Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) utilizes a different strategy when considering how to generate reports and barcode labels throughout their application.   Appolis has committed … Read more


Supply chains like to focus on visibility, but few can see everything within their organizations, much less outside them, writes James LeTart in “Guest Commentary:  Invisible Visibility”.  Overcoming issues of logistics and secrecy may be a job for the cloud.… Read more


Picture yourself facing a product recall. Going through your mind are things like:

  • Where did the recalled product originate from?
  • Where did it get shipped to?
  • When did the recalled product start shipping?
  • What is the magnitude of this recall?
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Last month we discussed the importance of driving further automation into your fulfillment processes and improving customer satisfaction as a result.

So just how do you get started on determining where the opportunities for improved automation lie?  Here’s a quick Read more





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