Wholesalers and distributors are facing increasing pressure at the retail level. In addition to fierce competition, there are demanding customers and logistical issues that can easily eat into profit margins. Businesses can face the pressure head-on and thrive when the … Read more

 

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) and other distributors need the agility and flexibility to respond to changing customer tastes. A competitive marketplace and evolving customer demands can put the pressure on inventory management, order fulfillment, and profit margins. Respond to these … Read more

 

Many manufacturers and distributors utilize multiple warehouses and distribution centers.  Most often viewed as cost center, rather than a profit center, these facilities can offer more than just extra storage or a faster way to drop-ship products to customers.  A … Read more

 

Manufacturers and distributors are only going to get busier as we close in on the hectic holiday shopping season and the last quarter of the year. There is no time to waste and this is not the time to get … 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

 

For the last few months, manufacturers and distributors have been focused on  fine-tuning operations in preparation for the busy holiday shopping season.  In order to prevent costly stock-outs and annoying back-orders for customers choosing thoughtful holiday gifts for their family Read more

 

This has to be one of the best catch phrases for businesses who have survived the most recent economic squeeze – working smarter, not harder.  In recent years, many businesses have had to reduce headcount, slash budgets, and find ways Read more

 

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