Big data is in the news a lot these days. Big data itself isn’t a new concept, although many businesses are in the early stages of learning how to capture and use data to their advantage. Manufacturers, on the other … Read more

 

Many manufacturers provide a line of innovative products in addition to offering service or aftermarket parts and accessories. Manufacturing products often requires a different strategy from the aftermarket parts production; however, that doesn’t mean you need separate management solutions. You … Read more

 

According to a survey by Kantar Retail, General Mills and Procter & Gamble tied for the top spot on the ranking of top consumer packaged goods supply chains. Several well-known businesses made the list and one was even nudged off … Read more

 

Many manufacturers and distributors utilize multiple warehouses and distribution centers.  Most often viewed as cost center, rather than a profit center, these facilities can offer more than just extra storage or a faster way to drop-ship products to customers.  A … Read more

 

After recent data breaches at major retailers and at Sony, most businesses would be concerned about the theft of customer or employee data.  Obviously credit card, social security, and other personal information is very valuable to cybercriminals.  However, how important … Read more

 

There are different kinds of manufacturers and manufacturing operations, including process manufacturing, discreet manufacturing, and possibly even a mix of the two.  No matter what operations you have going on, you need a business management solution that can provide the … Read more

 

Larger manufacturers or distributors often operate out of multiple business locations.  You may have offices or sales centers, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, or centralized distribution centers located across the country or the world.  Whether you have a handful of facilities or … Read more

 

Gearing up for the intense holiday shopping season required many manufacturers and distributors to ramp up activities.  An increase in production may put your business to the test.  However, with a strong business management solution, you can increase volume, product … Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors rely on technology to streamline procurement, order fulfillment, and inventory management processes.  Accurate data is critical when scheduling production and distribution activities in order to meet customer demands.  As the pace of business increases, you need to … Read more

 

A recent study of North American food manufacturers by TR Cutler, Inc. revealed an interesting and complex relationship with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.  In an industry facing thinning profit margins and expanding SKUs, food manufacturers indicated that they need … Read more

 

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