The Informed Distributor

Transforming distribution: Is your business structure ready?

10/27/2014

We’ve been talking about a new generation of employees and rapid innovations and technologies as key success factors for distribution businesses. But a new white paper by the Aberdeen Group also points to the business structures that will open the door for distributors to boost efficiency, open up new markets, ... Continue reading Transforming distribution: Is your business structure ready? »

Innovation in distribution depends on the right technology

10/21/2014

The best distribution companies are innovating at the speed of business, embracing new attitudes and welcoming a new generation of employees who can shake up old modes of operation. But the transformation will falter unless disruptive in-house innovators have their hands on technology that can help them get the job ... Continue reading Innovation in distribution depends on the right technology »

Distributors can seize the moment by hiring tomorrow’s change agents

10/17/2014

The arrival of a new generation of employees in the wholesale distribution work force is creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for business owners to transform their operations. But a new white paper by the Aberdeen Group warns that transformation will succeed only if distributors hire employees with the technical savvy, disruptive ... Continue reading Distributors can seize the moment by hiring tomorrow’s change agents »

Calculate your risk: How lucky do you feel?

08/20/2014

If you’re with one of the 74% of companies that don’t have a disaster recovery (DR) plan, one of the first questions you’ll want to ask is how lucky you feel. Businesses with fewer, larger, relatively slow-moving sales still rely on a steady, dependable flow of data. But they may ... Continue reading Calculate your risk: How lucky do you feel? »

Is your ERP ready for the next generation of company leadership?

08/13/2014

Fit, functionality, and ease of use are the three leading criteria that will determine whether your current ERP system can carry your company through the transition to a new generation of leadership. With 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turning 65 each day, enterprise consultant Mint Jutras LLC released a white paper ... Continue reading Is your ERP ready for the next generation of company leadership? »

What can you expect at Inforum for Infor Distribution FACTS

07/25/2014

Inforum 2014 Sept 15–18 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans Inforum 2014 is the perfect venue to see Infor Distribution FACTS in action and experience firsthand the innovative functionality that allows you to make better, faster decisions in your constantly changing business. With sessions kicking off the ... Continue reading What can you expect at Inforum for Infor Distribution FACTS »

What you can expect at Inforum for Infor A+

07/22/2014

Inforum 2014 Sept 15–18, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana Hear from Infor product experts, customers, and industry specialists as they discuss best practices and ideas to help you solve your most challenging issues. You can choose frommore than 100 distribution sessionsto personalize your schedule. This trackwill help ... Continue reading What you can expect at Inforum for Infor A+ »

What you can expect at Inforum for Infor Distribution SX.e

07/17/2014

Hear from Infor product experts, customers, and industry specialists as they discuss best practices and ideas to help you solve your most challenging issues. You can choose from more than 100 distribution sessions to personalize your schedule. This track will help you maximize your SX.e investment. Here are some of ... Continue reading What you can expect at Inforum for Infor Distribution SX.e »

Investing in technology while interest rates are low will lead distributors to the path of profitability

06/26/2014

Wholesaler/distributors as a group are enjoying a nice period of prosperity. Cumulative profits in 2013 reached $152.2 billion and continue to climb. The year-end growth rate of 10.4% is healthy. However, a closer look shows that the rate of profit growth is definitely slowing. The quarterly growth rate is a ... Continue reading Investing in technology while interest rates are low will lead distributors to the path of profitability »

Choose your own adventure at Inforum

05/28/2014

With more than 94 distribution-specific sessions already crafted and many more on the way, Inforum2014 is shaping up as a golden opportunity to choose your own adventure, focusing on the topics and platforms that will help your business succeed. Simply visit the Inforum site, browse the session catalog and filter ... Continue reading Choose your own adventure at Inforum »





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