Busy manufacturers and distributors don’t often have the time to sit back and take a look at business operations. Many times it’s more like a fire drill – responding to problems as they arise. However, evaluating areas where the business … Read more

 

How much do you rely on spreadsheets for critical business data such as inventory levels or inventory planning? If spreadsheets are your only way to know what you have stocked in the warehouse or promised to customers, then you could … 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

 

Any business owner or manager will tell you that their business, obviously, requires a building with electricity, water, and other modern conveniences. According to a survey by Manufacturing Business Technology, manufacturers are also rating enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as … Read more

 

According to a survey by Kantar Retail, General Mills and Procter & Gamble tied for the top spot on the ranking of top consumer packaged goods supply chains. Several well-known businesses made the list and one was even nudged off … Read more

 

After recent data breaches at major retailers and at Sony, most businesses would be concerned about the theft of customer or employee data.  Obviously credit card, social security, and other personal information is very valuable to cybercriminals.  However, how important … Read more

 

There are different kinds of manufacturers and manufacturing operations, including process manufacturing, discreet manufacturing, and possibly even a mix of the two.  No matter what operations you have going on, you need a business management solution that can provide the … Read more

 

As businesses gear up to close the year, there is a lot of data to get through, reports to prepare, and tax season is right around the corner. Month-end, quarter-end, and year-end can be closed much faster with the support … Read more

 

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