You don’t want part of your business to be successful, you want each department to be productive and profitable. To accomplish this, you need a complete business management system, not disparate, specialty software. Today’s more powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) … Read more

 

Strong inventory management is essential for busy manufacturers and distributors. Overstocking the warehouse can put pressure on cash flow and losing sight of items can lead to stock-outs and back-orders, putting customer relationships at risk. On the other hand, taking … Read more

 

Businesses using stand-alone software systems often struggle at the end of the year to collect and validate data, then prepare the reports needed for year-end. Looking through financial transactions, inventory and labor utilization, customer services and satisfaction, and other core … Read more

 

There is a battle of technology in today’s consumer driven supply chain: Consumers use internet and mobile technology to shop for best prices around the globe, and distribution technology is used to keep earnings and profits maximized for local suppliers.

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There may have been a time when specialty software systems fit the bill. However, over time customizations and “creative” connections between disparate systems introduced more complications than they solved. Stop struggling with ineffective, disparate software and streamline operations with an … Read more

 

Waiting for business data to show up on your desk can lead to unexpected surprises. It’s difficult to plan for the future when you are reacting to last quarter’s data. In order to stay ahead of competitors in the fast-paced … Read more

 

Manufacturers that utilize consistent, standardized practices are more likely to be rewarded with superior labor productivity and reduced waste, which can lead to satisfactory profits and happy customers. Streamline operations and gain control and insight over key areas with an … Read more

 

Supply chain risk is a serious concern with serious consequences for many manufacturers and distributors. You may have a plan in place when your suppliers can’t deliver, but how well do you know your supplier’s suppliers? The deeper your supply … Read more

 

Big data is in the news a lot these days. Big data itself isn’t a new concept, although many businesses are in the early stages of learning how to capture and use data to their advantage. Manufacturers, on the other … Read more

 

Many manufacturers and distributors understand that there is a level of uncertainty when predicting customer demands, inventory needs, and revenue. This is particularly true when working with inadequate or disparate, specialty software solutions. Instead of managing the peaks and valleys … Read more

 

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