There are many things to consider when growing and expanding distribution operations.  For the electronics distributors, the last twenty-plus years were focused around mergers and acquisition.  Why reinvent the wheel when there are complimentary companies that can fill the need … Read more

 

The 1, 2, 3’s of Distribution: Cut costs, Streamline Delivery Processes and Beef Up Departments

I’m not going to go as far as to say that Distribution is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  But I will say most distributors have three similar goals: 1. Cut costs, 2. Streamline delivery processes, and 3. Beef-up departments.  … Read more

 

Putting 2 and 2 Together to Equal Success

Complex distribution companies require powerful software to manage the many aspects of their operations.  A great deal of data can be generated and used by a distribution company to drive business growth.  To get the most out of your enterprise … Read more

 

Whatever the reasons behind a shift to manufacturing overseas, it definitely creates complexity for your supply chain.  But no chain is too complex for Microsoft Dynamics® NAV.  Whether you currently have multi-national operations or are planning to test those waters, … Read more

 

If you’re a distributor, you’re probably wondering what the differences are between Microsoft Dynamics® AX and Microsoft Dynamics® NAV.  Both are powerhouses in the Microsoft line of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that are often compared and considered by businesses … Read more

 

A supply chain visibility solution can provide several advantages for your company, including higher customer satisfaction and improved forecasting, Robert Clesi writes in “Guest Commentary: Considerations When Evaluating Supply Chain Visibility Solutions” posted on Logistics Viewpoints.  While there are many … Read more

 

Process automation necessarily means integration with Enterprise Resource Planning because ERP is the core business system for most mid-sized companies. ERP takes on this central role by joining multiple, formerly separate, business applications through a common database and a consistent … Read more

 

You Know it’s Time to use Distribution Software When…

If your warehouse is a disaster, inventory is coming and going without your knowledge, and your desk is covered in stacks of multi-colored papers, then you probably need enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with distribution functionality. Although this is an Read more

 

You presented the ROI case to management and your proposal for warehouse and ASN automation was approved!  Now you need to implement your new solution and processes.  But that’s the easy part.  The hard part will be getting your existing … Read more

 

Following our last blog post, How to Drive ASN Process Automation Improvement, you went to work to envision, design and document a new automated approach to pick, pack, and ship operations.  With your new approach you will meet your customers’ Read more

 

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