When it’s time to make decisions about increasing sales and profits, do you ever find yourself thinking, “There’s GOT to be a better way?”

Have you been nursing an old “packaged” accounting software, like Quickbooks or Peachtree, or old customized … Read more

 

Gearing up for the intense holiday shopping season required many manufacturers and distributors to ramp up activities.  An increase in production may put your business to the test.  However, with a strong business management solution, you can increase volume, product … Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors are looking for ways to improve warehouse operations and are increasingly turning to technology.  Advances in warehouse management solutions (WMS) and rugged handheld devices can reduce the time spent performing physical counts of inventory, can speed up … 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

 

As a manufacturer or distributor, you rely on your suppliers for prompt delivery of high quality raw materials or products that you need to satisfy your own customers.  Savvy businesses also spend time considering potential supply chain disruptions and prepare … Read more

 

The back warehouse can be a busy, noisy place that is easy to avoid.  It often appears disorganized with boxes everywhere and high traffic with people opening incoming boxes and sealing packages for customers.  However, if you don’t visit once … Read more

 

Collins_Distribution Quiz_July 2014Every distributor is looking for more good customers – customers that enjoy your products and services, place recurring orders, and pay on time.  It is more efficient to nurture long-term relationships than spend the time to look for and engage … Read more

 

Working in a global marketplace means dealing with different currencies, multiple suppliers, and various regulatory and compliance-related issues.  These complicated business processes require strong business management solutions, including an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Manufacturers and distributors working globally experience … Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors have a lot of moving parts in their business operations.  In addition to the critical finances that every business has to cope with, there is the supply chain and ever-changing inventory to manage, manufacturing activities, transportation issues, … Read more

 

Are you and your team tired of switching between customer sales, inventory, shipping, and financial systems?  Recording multiple types of data in multiple solutions is inefficient and can lead to mistakes every time you enter data from one system into Read more

 

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