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How a Distributor Used Microsoft Dynamics ERP To Outsmart the Competition and 24 Other Brilliant Examples

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The ERP Software Blog just released a new white paper 25 Brilliant Ideas to Outsmart Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics ERP. This easy to read paper highlights 25 real life scenarios. CAL Business Solutions contributed #10: Pricing negotiations. This features the story of our Rhode Island based distribution client, Amax Inc.  Using Microsoft Dynamics GP, the company  gained  control  of  their margins —  not  only  leveling  them  out  but  increasing  them  — through  real-time  visibility  into  ever-changing  inventory  costs. Competitors, lacking access to margin data don’t stand a chance in tight negotiations.

Other distribution and manufacturing companies are featured in the white paper:

#1 – Food manufacturer that lowered landed costs, reduced shipping costs, increased inventory turns and improved margins OR Food manufacturer able to track inventory levels by location and manage cross warehouse transfers

#4 – Merchandise display distributor streamlined shipping process and saves $1million in the first year.

#6 – Food manufacturer minimized the costs and impact associated with product recall

#7 – Electrical goods wholesaler used barcoding and hand held devices to automate the picking process to ensure accurate, rapid fulfillment

#9 – Spice manufacturer implements processes to automate compliance and quality control.

#10 – Office supply distributer uses knowledge of their true cost of inventory to win pricing negotiations.

#11 – Automotive supplier builds alert system for delays in imported goods giving them more time to plan and react.

#12 – Specialty bike manufacturer shares product pricing and stock levels with sales reps, distributions and customers 24/7.

#15 – Truck part manufacturer uses a Digital White Board to set the production schedule and automatically assign jobs.

#17 – Wholesale restaurant equipment distributor reduced warehouse staff and decreased fulfillment time by more than 50%.

#23 – A RFID device manufacture “goes green” with electronic document approval and saves 16 hours per week

#24 – Multi-Line Distributor uses a B2B ecommerce system to increase revenue by 40%

Read the full white paper to get details on all companies. Download 25 Brilliant Ideas to Outsmart Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics ERP at www.erpsoftwareblog.com/brilliant-erp.

And check out the related infographic 10 Brilliant Ways to Outsmart Your Competition With Microsoft Dynamics ERP at www.erpsoftwareblog.com/brilliant-erp-infographic.

By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

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