Continuous flexibility in order to control costs and meet customer demand is critical to succeed in the distribution environment of today and tomorrow. The following survey was designed to help you analyze your current system’s ability to deliver the speed … Read more

 

The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center or TMAC is hosting the following event on September 18, 2013 in Arlington Texas.

The Supply Chain Optimization Initiative is based on establishing a comprehensive view of the Supply Chain and improving the visibility and … Read more

 

Recent changes in the overseas markets are raising the prices of commodities, which is making buying locally more lucrative.  In addition, according to a joint study conducted by ISIS Research Centre, LOCO BC and Columbia Institute, companies that purchase commodities … Read more

 

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Both large and small companies invest an enormous amount of money on inventory every year.  Smaller companies typically track inventory in a manual intensive paper driven process where larger companies have dedicated departments monitoring and tracking inventory.

At a … Read more

 

If you don’t know what ‘big data’ is or if you’re relatively new to the term; we’re here to help!  Your business generates a lot of data – we are talking income, expenses, profit margins, customers, and other financial data.  … Read more

 

Defining ‘BYOD’ for the Mobile World We Live In

In the digital era we live in, acronyms are everywhere.  To some, it’s almost like a brand new language. We have to’re-learn’ how to effectively communicate.  This especially applies to the business world where more and more employees are relying … 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

 

I was looking at one of our customer’s pricing structures this morning and was just amazed at how they jump through hoops to meet the demands of pricing for their customer base.  Why does pricing have to be so complicated?  … 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

 

More and more distribution companies are introducing mobile applications for our smartphones.  For example Grainger released a their mobile app in August and they are not the only distributor to introduce this technology to their customers and sales teams.  Let’s … Read more

 

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