Strong inventory management is essential for busy manufacturers and distributors. Overstocking the warehouse can put pressure on cash flow and losing sight of items can lead to stock-outs and back-orders, putting customer relationships at risk. On the other hand, taking … Read more

 

Many retailers are breathing a sigh of relief as the holiday shopping season is finally over. This relief may extend through the rest of the distribution chain, eventually down to product manufacturers. It’s an ideal time to start tallying the … Read more

 

The modern marketplace is crowded, customers can be fickle and demanding, and there is no downtime. The lights are always on. The key to staying profitable and ahead of top of the competition is data. Your managers and management … Read more

 

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

 

As we head into the busiest shopping season of the year, retailers are likely to see inventory movement pick up speed. As items fly off store shelves, manufacturers and distributors will feel the pressure to keep up. Inventory can move … Read more

 

Show me the product, tell me how much it costs.

Many distribution companies realize that this is sometimes easier said than done. But you also know that customers need to know how to calculate the price early in the process … Read more

 

Every company uses financial accounting software, but when you are a distribution company there is more to it than just debits and credits. There are specific features you distribution company needs in the software in order for your business to … 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

 

Food and beverage businesses are challenged by a fast-paced industry, urgent customer demands, and thinning profit margins. Juggling sales, service, and business operations with disparate software not only adds to the complexity, but can also cause delays and lead to … Read more

 

Business may be great and running so swiftly that it may seem inevitable that you are heading toward success. However, what you don’t know could come back to hurt you later. Unknowns with financial spending, inaccurate inventory counts or forecasts, … Read more

 

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