The back warehouse can be a busy, noisy place that is easy to avoid.  It often appears disorganized with boxes everywhere and high traffic with people opening incoming boxes and sealing packages for customers.  However, if you don’t visit once … Read more

 

There has been a lot of noise in the last week about the Apple-IBM collaboration agreement. It is certainly newsworthy and has all the appropriate levels of intrigue. The originator of the PC, teaming up with their former competitor and … Read more

 

Maintaining the right inventory, at the right time, in the right quantities is not an easy task.  A number of variables can change rapidly which can lead to knee-jerk decisions that may not be in the best interest of inventory … Read more

 

A miscalculation, typo, decimal error, or simply rushing to complete an assignment could have been the culprit of a mistake that tainted the grand opening of Target Canada.  A significant loss, nearly $1.4 billion to date, may have been due … Read more

 

Collins_Distribution Quiz_July 2014Every distributor is looking for more good customers – customers that enjoy your products and services, place recurring orders, and pay on time.  It is more efficient to nurture long-term relationships than spend the time to look for and engage … Read more

 

Today’s manufacturers and distributors must be agile and able to respond quickly in the event of a supply chain disruption.  They must also be flexible and able to view the supply chain and inventory management strategically.  Looking at your supply … Read more

 

Busy manufacturers and distributors have volumes of boxes coming and going out of warehouses and distribution centers.  It can be challenging to determine whether you are hitting inventory target levels when you can’t keep track of the inventory coming in, … Read more

 

Businesses generate volumes of data every single day.  Most of that data is valuable when you are able to put it into a context that you can use.  Big data doesn’t always translate to good data and good data doesn’t … Read more

 

Many small manufacturers and wholesalers believe enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions are too expensive and don’t feel that these solutions would benefit their business.  However, ERP is designed to streamline operations, boost sales, and improve productivity – three of the … Read more

 

When running a business, it’s important to have swift access to accurate data.  In this blog series, we’ll discuss how you can get your facts straight by trading in disparate, specialty software solutions for an integrated, more powerful business management … Read more

 

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