Automation streamlines distribution tasks, but some companies automate before they have a good process in place. This actually sets companies back and is a mistake we can all learn from. Implementations often fail if processes are not set up according … Read more

 

Employees are often the very heart of a business, all functioning toward the success of the business.  In this economy, when employee counts are shrinking, the remaining employees pick up more responsibilities of their departing co-workers.  Sometimes the duties that … 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

 

It’s hard to find good help these days.  How many times have you heard that or thought that same sentiment.  Businesses have always strived to capture the attention of the best of the best.  After all, a business is only … Read more

 

By Steve Dwyer, Vice President, Appolis

What if you could maximize your order fill rates while minimizing your extra inventory?  What if maintaining full lot-control throughout production is critical to your business?  Whether you are a Make to Order or … Read more

 

Companies can’t expand without confidence in their supply chain, say experts within this article, who note that disaster-recovery plans are vital. “Supply chain risks are aligned directly with company concerns about their ability to execute their broader corporate strategies.” Without … Read more

 

The typical sales order process has many steps involving numerous people within each organization.   From the point the order is taken through sales, customer service or numerous electronic methods all the way through the pick and pack operations – each … Read more

 

In today’s economy, businesses are reducing spending and trimming workforces. This sometimes means you can only afford to keep employees and processes that are integral to keeping the business afloat. With modern advances in technological processes, it is more than … Read more

 

Why does a company like Appolis put an ad in a parking garage with a QR code?  Well, this brings me to the topic of tracking.  In my analysis, most marketers see the value in QR codes as providing tracking … Read more

 

As a manufacturer, you may spend billions of dollars building your brand and generating demand for your products, but you may have no clue who your end users really are. Because you usually sell to distributors and not to end … Read more

 

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