In addition to economic and marketplace variables, consumer packaged goods (CPG) businesses also have challenges at the retail level. Meeting customer, retailer and marketplace demands that can come from online stores as well as brick-and-mortar stores, while protecting thinning profit … Read more


Supply Chain problems affect the entire company. If you don’t have the products that your customers want, when they want them, that is a problem. If this is a concern in your business, a lesson from the past may help … Read more


You rely on suppliers and vendors to deliver the quality raw materials that you need for production in order to provide superior products to customers.  However, what happens when deliveries arrive late?  Manufacturing schedules can be delayed and you risk … Read more


It may seem as though a supply chain disruption is one of those costs of doing business or just another problem faced by manufacturers.  Supplier problems can be lead to production delays, unhappy customers, and can put an unexpected dent … Read more


Manufacturers and distributors may have hundreds to thousands of inventory items to manage.  You need to maintain enough inventory to satisfy customers and prevent stock-outs without needlessly overstocking shelves.  Keeping tabs on so many items can quickly become time consuming … Read more


How well you know your supply chain can have an impact on the quality of your products, including the products you have in research and design.  When developing a new product, you may want to consider whether your suppliers will Read more


You likely rely on a set of suppliers for important parts or products for your customers.  Your ability to manufacture, assemble, or distribute these items to customers could come under threat if you are putting stress on your suppliers.  If Read more


We recently had an urgent call from a Dynamics GP distribution customer that was hit with a virus.  This was not our customer, however they are now.  Their system was compromised by the crypto virus and they did not have … 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





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