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


Larger manufacturers or distributors often operate out of multiple business locations.  You may have offices or sales centers, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, or centralized distribution centers located across the country or the world.  Whether you have a handful of facilities or … 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 rely on technology to streamline procurement, order fulfillment, and inventory management processes.  Accurate data is critical when scheduling production and distribution activities in order to meet customer demands.  As the pace of business increases, you need to … Read more


A recent study of North American food manufacturers by TR Cutler, Inc. revealed an interesting and complex relationship with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.  In an industry facing thinning profit margins and expanding SKUs, food manufacturers indicated that they need … Read more


Business owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses are often torn between managing day-to-day operations and analyzing financial reports. You need to keep up with customers and make sure that your products or services are meeting their needs; however, … Read more





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