Continuous flexibility in order to control costs and meet customer demand is critical to succeed in the distribution environment of today and tomorrow. The following survey was designed to help you analyze your current system’s ability to deliver the speed … Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors rely on a swift moving, high-quality supply chain for the products that they, in turn, supply their customers.  You need to have control, insight, and sound risk management plans in place in order to maintain control over … Read more

 

Growing your business is an important part of success; however, it does not come without challenges.  You may outgrow your entry-level business solutions and lose sight of the important data and processes that lead to growth.  If you can’t get 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

 

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

 

How well do you know your suppliers and how often do you communicate beyond placing orders and ironing out product specifications and payment issues?  Taking the time to nurture your wholesaler, distributor, manufacturer, and supplier relationships can lead to greater Read more

 

Start-up distributors often begin with a small footprint, with a focus on providing a high quality product to their local community.  Working with other local businesses, usually face-to-face, strengthens their network of suppliers, vendors, and customers.  While it may feel … Read more

 

Every business has a keen focus on the bottom line.  Producing a profitable product with minimal expenses is basic business.  However, cheap raw materials and cheap labor may not be the best way to keep expenses down.  The old adage, … Read more

 

McLane Logistics Technology, a Microsoft Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV), specializes in optimizing processes and technologies to deliver Supply Chain systems based on Microsoft Dynamics AX. These distribution solutions create value for distributors, enabling them to deliver continuous improvement and … Read more

 

The wheel has already been invented, so instead of reinventing the wheel, let’s study what has already been done, good or bad, by those around us.  For manufacturers and distributors, an effective logistics process and reliable supply chain are key … Read more

 

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