Manufacturers and distributors that are using disparate specialty software to manage customer orders, inventory, shipping, and financial systems are spending a lot of time with redundant data entry.  Every time data is entered into one system and again into another, Read more

 

How well you know your supply chain can have an impact on the quality of your products, including the products you have in research and design.  When developing a new product, you may want to consider whether your suppliers will Read more

 

There is no better way to lose a customer than to get an order wrong and there are lots of ways that this process can go haywire – wrong product, wrong quantity, delayed shipments, billing errors, and more.  Streamline and Read more

 

Like all manufacturing and distribution businesses, inventory management is crucial to cash flow and fiscal health.  Maintaining too much inventory, for example, can siphon cash flow away from other important business operations as well as needlessly fill up the warehouse. Read more

 

Businesses are often so focused on the quality of the products that are offered that improving the quality within the business enterprise is often overlooked.  Improving the efficiency and productivity of the common business processes are just as critical to Read more

 

You rely on certain suppliers and vendors to provide the raw materials or products that keep your business operations humming.  A handful of those suppliers may be able to stop your business in its tracks if they are unable to Read more

 

Food and beverage distributors know that there are products that don’t always weigh what they are supposed to weigh.  Variations in weight can impact shipping costs as well as final item pricing costs.  Catch weight processing can be tricky if Read more

 

You likely rely on a set of suppliers for important parts or products for your customers.  Your ability to manufacture, assemble, or distribute these items to customers could come under threat if you are putting stress on your suppliers.  If Read more

 

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

 

It’s hard to imagine that a trusted employee would take advantage of your business, but fraud does happen.  So much so that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has created a new task force to investigate accounting fraud and improper Read more

 

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