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Multiple Product Rankings

June 4th 2012

The Key to Inventory Optimization When looking at inventory management and attempting t...

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Perpetual Inventory in Distribution

May 23rd 2012

Increased Efficiency with Perpetual Inventory Management The distribution industry faces ...

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Leveraging Your Management Software in Distribution

May 16th 2012

As a distributor, you work hard to stay profitable. In an age where margins are continuously shrinking it's important to be aware of all of the factors facing your business and to make the most of the tools that you have available to you. We all know how important customer satisfaction is, and yet we tend to value all customers as equal whether or not they are in fact profitable customers.

When To Stock New Product Lines

Should You Stock New Product Lines?

April 17th 2012

In this informative whitepaper, industry expert Jon Schreibfeder takes you through the process necessary to evaluate new product lines and determine whether or not you should stock them. Product analysis, inventory selection, and protecting your business' profitability are all discussed.

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Prevent Loss with a Warehouse Management System (WMS)

February 21st 2012

Distributors buy products and then sell them at a higher cost to generate profits. Any material that is purchased that cannot be sold or used to sell other products is “lost” material. In this whitepaper, expert Jon Schreibfeder, explains the reasons why employing a WMS will reduce a distributor's cost of inventory control.

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Best Practices for Inventory Management Systems

January 26th 2012

The goal of effective inventory management is impossible to reach without a comprehensive inventory management system. In this whitepaper, expert Jon Schreibfeder, talks you through the critical decision points necessary for achieving success with your inventory management system.

Get Lean

Distributors Must Get Lean in 2012

October 21st 2011

Time to Trim the Fat in Your Warehouse Unfortunately, the economic outlook for 2012 requires more efficiency, productivity and alignment from distributors then ever before. It's time to batten down the hatches, remove all the fat from our operations and simply get lean. (more...)...

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Light Manufacturing Software Requirements for 2012

October 1st 2011

Light Manufacturing Software Requirements In today's competitive business environment, light manufacturers have special inventory challenges that require a comprehensive and integrated set of tools. How is your current software system measuring up? (more...)...

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A Software Implementation Nightmare

May 10th 2011

What would you do if your software implementation not only ended in failure, but cost your organization a half-million dollars that could never be recovered? Find out how "Hope" battled a multi-headed hydra as this epic software implementation nightmare unfolds. (more...)...

Markets Reemerge - The Return on the Manufacturing Investment

The Return of Manufacturing Investment

April 20th 2011

Think the economic downturn means it's a bad time to invest in manufacturing management software? Though some manufacturers are still reining in IT spending, now, as the markets reemerge, is the time to reassess your infrastructure and ensure it's delivering the value you're looking for. (more...)...

Business Relationships - Using Information to Enhance Interactions

Enhance Supplier, Customer & Employee Interactions

April 15th 2011

Without an integrated CRM system, your company's relationships - with customers, suppliers and employees - are suffering. It's easier for mistakes to happen: wrong orders are delivered, invoice details incorrect and complaints unfiled. An integrated Business Relationships Management (BRM) system can multiply the value delivered by a traditional CRM system. (more...)...

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Is the Cloud Right for Your Distribution Business?

April 11th 2011

It's understandable that you are carefully weighing the pros and cons of adopting a cloud software solution for your distribution business. After all, the shift from relying on service bureaus using couriers and snail mail to software that lives in the cloud is a significant one. (more...)...

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Get Ready to Decide on ERP for your SME

March 31st 2011

You have made a considerable investment into the applications that manage your business and until now, they have worked. But the time has come to decide whether or not these applications have run their course. (more...)...

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Budgeting Beyond Spreadsheets

March 15th 2011

Budgets, forecasts and reports can make or break your business. Working with multipl...

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6 Game Changers about SaaS for Manufacturing

March 1st 2011

There is only a 50% chance your staff will use your on-premise manufacturing softwar...

Subscription Billing - A Miracle

8 Key Challenges Facing Your Subscription Billing System

February 16th 2011

Tracking revenue, performing collection, calculating royalties and recognizing revenue through manual entry into disconnected financial systems?  Is this limp-along process working for you? Discover the 8 Challenges Facing Your Subscription Billing System (more...)...

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How the Right Solution Provider Makes All The Difference

February 14th 2011

All solution providers are not the same. In fact, who you select to provide and i...

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Are You Maximizing Your BI or Sabotaging Success?

February 11th 2011

In an economic crisis, it is imperative to reduce your costs. However, in cutting...

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ERP Must-Haves for Medical Manufacturers

February 8th 2011

As a medical device manufacturer, mistakes can cost you more than profits - they can...

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A Strategic Shift From IT-Controlled Software Selection

February 1st 2011

Think the best approach to buying business management software is to pass it off to ...

RFPs as Extinct as Dinosaurs

Still Relying on RFPs to Buy ERP?

January 31st 2011

Using RFPs to select business management software is quickly going the way of the dinosaur. Software vendors and solution providers are increasingly refusing to respond to RFPs because of disappointing success rates - putting you in danger of choosing a poor match for your company's needs. (more...)...

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Stay on Target – Building a Business Case for ERP or CRM

January 30th 2011

When you forge ahead and engage software vendors without first building a business c...

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Utilize Working Capital to Grow Your Business

January 26th 2011

If you turn your inventory over six times a year, you have six opportunities to earn a profit from every dollar invested in inventory. Find out several ways to increase your inventory turnover, increase sales and lower your average inventory investment by: (more...)...

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Predictive Analytics – Make the Most of Your BI

January 24th 2011

Feel like getting ahead of the competition is an uphill battle? Worried about meeting your high-priority objectives in today's challenging economic climate? Enhancing your Business Intelligence (BI) with predictive analytics can be just the tonic your business needs to get on track and boost revenue. (more...)...

Problems with Hiring a Third-Party Software Selection Consultant

Hiring Third-Party Consultants-A Fatally-Flawed Approach

January 20th 2011

Think using an independent third-party software consultant is a sure way to ensure a...

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Get a Clear View of Your Shop Floor

January 18th 2011

Think traditional business management solutions hinder your visibility of what's really happening on your shop floor? A solution combining enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing technology can give you the precise, real-time data you need to boost productivity, reduce inventory and drive freight costs down. (more...)...

Why Business Executives Must Participate in the Software Selection Process

Why Executives Must be Involved in Selecting ERP

January 16th 2011

Lack of executive support is one of the Top 5 reasons business management software i...

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Security Concerns in the Cloud

January 11th 2011

The cloud offers many benefits to businesses: large capital expenditures become a thing of the past; information can be accessed from anywhere; and time is freed up for your IT department, just to name a few. However, smart businesses also need to consider the potential dangers it poses before moving to the cloud. (more...)...

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All Solutions are Not Created Equally

January 10th 2011

Separating fact from fiction when navigating software to uncover the right fit for y...

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Make Smarter Stock Decision for Every Location

December 29th 2010

If you aren’t carefully managing inventory levels at each of your distribution locations, you are running the risk of adding to the high cost of running your branches. There are several steps you can take to ensure a high level of service across your locations while minimizing your costs. (more...)...

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Make Inventory Analysis an Asset

December 21st 2010

Are poor inventory decisions taking a toll on your profit? Using several simple measurements, you can properly analyze your inventory needs and turn your fortunes around. (more...)...

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Maximize Replenishment Parameter Know-How

December 15th 2010

Having the nicest tools in the shed doesn’t mean a thing if you don’t know how to use them. By fully understanding your system’s parameters, you can properly automate processes in order to optimize inventory management. (more...)...

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The Dangers of Dashboard Distraction

December 10th 2010

Buying software solely based on the fancy graphics of its dashboard could leave you with a business management solution that looks pretty, but fails to deliver the data you need. (more...)...

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The Top 10 Inventory Management Mistakes

November 23rd 2010

No distributor wants to become another failure statistic in this economy. But many t...

Accurate Inventory Forecasting

Achieve Inventory Forecast Precision

November 21st 2010

You are tired of wasting money on overstocking to compensate for unreliable inventory forecasts. Knowing how to fine-tune your formulas can give you the accurate numbers needed to trim fat from your warehouse. (more...)...

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Stock Counts You Can Trust

November 19th 2010

When your stock counts are inconsistent, it is impossible to make realistic promises to your customers and follow through on your deadlines. Have confidence that your systems inventory counts are consistent with what is available in your warehouse. (more...)...

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How to Tightly Control Vendors to Reduce Costs

November 15th 2010

By tightly controlling your vendors, you can make better, more informed decisions and secure lower project costs.By tightly controlling your vendors, you can make better, more informed decisions and secure lower project costs. (more...)...

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Achieve Effective Inventory Control

November 10th 2010

Are stockouts hurting your customer relationships? Or are you constantly left with excess inventory gathering dust in your warehouse? (more...)...

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How to Negotiate Solution Provider Rates

November 7th 2010

Selecting your business software solution vendor solely based on price is dangerous; often decreased cost translates to increased risk. Selecting your business software solution vendor solely based on price is dangerous; often decreased cost translates to increased risk. (more...)...

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Guarantee Solution Provider Selection Success

October 24th 2010

Choosing business management software is a demanding process that will impact your business for the next 5-10 years. The wrong vendor can break your project; the right one will make it. Choosing business management software is a demanding process that will impact your business for the next 5-10 years. The wrong solution provider can break your project; the right one will make it. (more...)...

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Avoid 8 Common Software Selection Mistakes

October 12th 2010

Have you performed the due diligence needed to ensure the most important business decision you make in your career - selecting business management software - will be a successful one?Have you performed the due diligence needed to ensure the most important business decision you make in your career - selecting business management software - will be a successful one? (more...)...

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Eliminate Supply Chain Management Pain

September 18th 2010

Managing your supply chain is a constant headache. Juggling inventory from multiple warehouses using multiple systems, it’s impossible to have peace of mind that the numbers you are working with are accurate. Managing your supply chain is a constant headache. Juggling inventory from multiple warehouses using multiple systems, it’s impossible to have peace of mind that the numbers you are working with are accurate. (more...)...

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Prepare for Software Selection Success

September 2nd 2010

Did you know that for every $1 you spend preparing to make a software selection can save you $5 in implementing the solution you choose? Did you know that for every $1 you spend preparing to make a software selection can save you $5 in implementing the solution you choose? (more...)...

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Business Software Shouldn’t Be One-Size-Fits-All

August 18th 2010

Trying to downsize your needs in order to fit a business management solution can be as painful as trying to cram your foot into a shoe that is two sizes too small. Trying to downsize your needs in order to fit a business management solution can be as painful as trying to cram your foot into a shoe that is two sizes too small. (more...)...

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Economy stressing you out?

August 17th 2010

The worst of it may be over, but the worldwide recession is still creating uncertainty among executives in every industry. The worst of it may be over, but the worldwide recession is still creating uncertainty among executives in every industry. Cutting costs is No. 1 on everyone’s mind. (more...)...

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Tired of Payroll Confusion?

August 5th 2010

Ensuring your employees are paid on time without error is critical to your business. Ensuring your employees are paid on time without error is critical to your business. An overwhelming number of options makes choosing the right solution challenging. Discover the benefits of handling your own payroll in-house vs. outsourcing. (more...)...

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Breathe Life into Your Dead Inventory

August 1st 2010

Suffering from dead inventory, filling and shipping delays, and frequent back orders? B...

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Get a Panoramic View of Your Supply Chain

July 27th 2010

Spending countless hours devising ways to lower operating costs and still boost profits ...

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Exceed Customer Expectations

July 17th 2010

With razor-thin profit margins in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, it is beco...

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Keep Customers Coming Back

July 5th 2010

In the high tech industry, you have to act fast to stay a step ahead of the competition to keep customers coming back. In the high tech industry, you have to act fast to stay a step ahead of the competition to keep customers coming back. (more...)...