You may have a long list of suppliers but do you know whether your suppliers use other suppliers to get the products you need?  Deep, complex supply chains can be difficult to manage.  What’s worse is that if there is Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors have complex business operations that require robust business solutions.  Working with disparate, specialty solutions introduces delays, which can turn real-time data into old data, and data sets can be full of errors.  Multiply the confusion with multiple Read more

 

Your customers have different needs in the products they buy, as well as when they buy them.  Trying to maintain safe inventory levels can become confusing when some customers need weekly replenishments and other’s need it monthly or quarterly.  The Read more

 

Are you stuck with too much inventory because your physical count was miscounted or sales forecasts were overinflated?  It can be challenging to manage high volumes of inventory as raw materials arrive to the warehouse, are used on the floor, Read more

 

We recently had an urgent call from a Dynamics GP distribution customer that was hit with a virus.  This was not our customer, however they are now.  Their system was compromised by the crypto virus and they did not have … Read more

 

It is usually a pretty rare occurrence that you are able to place an order for raw materials or products for the precise quantity that you need for a customer order.  More likely, you order products in greater volume than Read more

 

For the last few months, manufacturers and distributors have been focused on  fine-tuning operations in preparation for the busy holiday shopping season.  In order to prevent costly stock-outs and annoying back-orders for customers choosing thoughtful holiday gifts for their family Read more

 

Rated high on the list of things to know and track is your business profitability and profit margins by product or service.  After all, without profits, the doors don’t stay open for long.  Knowing your margins becomes even more important Read more

 

How well do you know your customers’ interests and how well can you match their demands?  Customer buying habits, the economy, and even seasonal demand (like upcoming holiday shopping) can have major influences on your inventory, sales, and customer satisfaction.  Read more

 

As a manufacturer or distributor, you need clear, precise inventory control.  Whether you have a small amount of individual items in one warehouse or thousands of items in multiple warehouses, lost or damaged products, inaccurate counts, or incorrect customer orders Read more

 

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