How does the procurement department rate within your business enterprise?  If your sales teams are by-passing procurement to get what they need from other managers, then you may be short-changing your profitability.  Procurement could be one line of defense against Read more

 

You  invest to add to your inventory at the distribution center, but what does it really cost when it sits around the warehouse waiting to get packed and shipped to a customer?  Connecting your accounting system with inventory control could Read more

 

How quickly you can get stock off the shelves, properly packed, and shipped to the right customers on time can depend on your team as well as your software solution.  Do you know how many boxes your team can pack Read more

 

If you hum those words as you walk through the warehouse, then you could either be close to finalizing the latest pop song or wondering how you can fix problems with inventory.  Too much inventory can eat up cash flow, Read more

 

A big warehouse, or multiple warehouse and distribution facilities, likely means that you have volumes of boxes coming and going at all times of the day or night.  Keeping tabs on incoming inventory and outgoing products can be challenging.  In Read more

 

Your sales team knows your products and product lines well enough to keep you in business, but what happens after the sale?  Busy warehouses can experience times of excess inventory, stock-outs, miscalculations between records and physical inventory, or lost inventory.  Read more

 

Many businesses are still keeping a close watch over budgets and looking for ways to cut costs.  Cutting personnel may look good on the books, but could lead to bottlenecks because there simply aren’t enough hands to manage manufacturing and Read more

 

Do you happen to know how many SKUs you managed last year or how many you are tracking this year?  According to a study by Motorola Solutions discussed in “Supply Chain News: Where are Warehouses and Distribution Centers Headed? Read more

 

Most people aren’t familiar with how food gets to the kitchen table unless they are in the food and beverage industry.  Food and beverage distributors and manufacturers have a lot of regulations to comply with, including lot traceability.  The ability Read more

 

The main goal for a distributor is to make sure that their customers have the products they need, when they need them, at reasonable prices.  So, how do you satisfy your customer’s needs, while making sure you have a strong Read more

 

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