You can’t deny it, the internet has changed everything; from how we socialize to how we buy, to how we do business. Over the past decade, just like every other industry, distributors have adapted to this new way of doing … Read more

 

Integration Defined
In previous posts we talked about the importance of integrating EDI to ERP. Reaching the desired state of integration means minimizing keystrokes and eliminating redundant effort through electronic, system-to-system updates of information. Suppliers using email, FAX, and/or webforms … 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

 

Michael Koploy, ERP Analyst at SoftwareAdvice.com (website) recently profiled four technology solutions that transportation companies can use to improve the efficiencies of their fleets and increase margins and profits within the company.

1. Activity-Based Costing Software
One way to improve … 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

 

If you’re struggling with warehouse management and the sending/receiving of transactions, then it may be time to transition to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).  EDI is the transmission of various data by electronic or automatic means, and in the context of … Read more

 

Last month we discussed the importance of driving further automation into your fulfillment processes and improving customer satisfaction as a result.

So just how do you get started on determining where the opportunities for improved automation lie?  Here’s a quick Read more

 

The whole concept of an order-to-cash solution is to enable the wholesale distribution enterprise. This concept allows for planning that enables better forecasting, optimizes inventory and increases your ability to sense and anticipate movements in the marketplace. By anticipating, you … Read more

 

Whether you’re relying on accurate data in inventory, sales or shipping – how you see the numbers can make or break profitability. You’ve probably experienced several instances where inaccurate data spoiled a big sale or lost a valued customer. We … Read more

 

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