Thank goodness we no longer use carbon copies or faxes for processing orders.  Shuffling papers is time-consuming and creates delays for many internal processes, as well as for the customer.  However, using spreadsheets or the wrong software solution can create 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Technology and IT services firms are not generally thought of as distributors. But in fact they are. PCNet Inc, a Connecticut based technology services firm and hardware distributor wanted to personalize their financial system to match the unique features of 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

 

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