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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors rely on fresh ingredients to produce delicious products for their customers.  You rely on your supply chain for these high quality raw materials; however, what do you do when they can’t deliver?  Gain greater … Read more

 

Food and beverage manufacturers are facing new changes to labels on packaged foods.  The term “gluten-free” has been defined and products that are labeled as gluten-free must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten.  However, the labeling is … 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

 

Businesses generate volumes of data every single day.  Most of that data is valuable when you are able to put it into a context that you can use.  Big data doesn’t always translate to good data and good data doesn’t … Read more

 

In today’s connected, ”always on” marketplace, customers are able to find what they are looking for quickly and want to receive those goods just as quickly.  Customers are also willing to hop from business to business in order to satisfy … Read more

 

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