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2016: The year of customer engagement

02/10/2016

Get ready for the year of customer engagement. That’s the emerging theme for wholesalers in 2016, based on Infor’s analysis and conversations with key customers, according to Lisa Russell, industry and solution strategy director for Infor Distribution. “There’s a lot of consensus about where the focus and attention needs to ... Continue reading 2016: The year of customer engagement »

10 ways to build your business with advanced inventory management

12/14/2015

The basics of advanced inventory management (AIM) are simple enough: To succeed in today’s hard-edged distribution industry, you earn customers’ confidence and build their fanatical loyalty by knowing what products they need, how many they’re looking for, and when they expect the shipment. But the details take a lot more ... Continue reading 10 ways to build your business with advanced inventory management »

Here come the Millennials, part 2: New expectations bring new rules to distribution businesses

11/17/2015

Ready or not, here they come. With 80 million Millennials across the United States, Jason Dorsey of the Center for Generational Kinetics says a new generation of employees and customers is already making its way into your business, gaining influence with each passing day. This generational shift translates into a ... Continue reading Here come the Millennials, part 2: New expectations bring new rules to distribution businesses »

Infor SX.e conversion delivers huge efficiency for Kerr Controls

10/26/2015

When Kerr Controls Ltd. of Truro, Nova Scotia, was looking for an ERP upgrade to boost efficiency, cut costs, and keep a growing business competitive, its search for the right system quickly led to Infor Distribution SX.e. Kerr Controls launched its HVAC and refrigeration business in Halifax in 1949 out ... Continue reading Infor SX.e conversion delivers huge efficiency for Kerr Controls »

Streamline Warehouse Management with Pull Replenishment

10/15/2015

The best way to deal with variability in inventory is to recognize that it exists and “exploit the constraint,” advises distribution management specialist Howard Coleman, principal of MCA Associates, in a new white paper: How to Unlock the Secret—A “More Perfect” Supply Chain and Inventory Replenishment System. “Anyone in inventory ... Continue reading Streamline Warehouse Management with Pull Replenishment »

Here come the millennials, part 1: How the generational shift will affect distributor’s bottom line

10/05/2015

With four generations in the workforce and new assumptions beginning to shape your employee relationships, it’s becoming more important than ever to pay attention to effective human resource management. Jason Dorsey, Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Generational Kinetics, says a company that adapts to the needs of the ... Continue reading Here come the millennials, part 1: How the generational shift will affect distributor’s bottom line »

Analysts say growth in distribution IT investment isn’t fast enough

09/09/2015

Anyone who owns a house knows better than to ever assume they can stop investing in maintenance, improvements, and upgrades. (If they don’t know better, they will soon enough.) An investment guide produced by IDC Manufacturing Insights is recommending a similar strategy for distribution businesses. “Full commitment to investing in ... Continue reading Analysts say growth in distribution IT investment isn’t fast enough »

5 key strategies for successful supply chain management

05/04/2015

Demand management. Promoting and protecting flow. Throughput and productivity. RFID for distribution. Supply chain talent. These are key factors that can make or break any distribution business. In a recent white paper, management consultant Howard Coleman identifies them as the 5 key strategies for supply chain management (SCM) excellence. Supply ... Continue reading 5 key strategies for successful supply chain management »

Prepare for “Warehouse Feud” at WERC 2015

05/01/2015

Survey says! You know the TV game show “Family Feud.” Well, now there’s “Warehouse Feud.” If you’re headed to the 2015 WERC conference in Orlando, Florida next week, May 3-6, you really need to check out this breakout session: “aLive from WERC’s Celebrity Studio: Warehouse [Family] Feud.” The Warehousing Education ... Continue reading Prepare for “Warehouse Feud” at WERC 2015 »

ERP upgrades: ‘The best-in-class stay current’

04/21/2015

Why is it so important to get on with the job of upgrading your ERP—even if you would desperately prefer to put it off? A new white paper from the Aberdeen Group explains. When it comes to your ERP, it’s easy to keep postponing the inevitable: It’s the system your ... Continue reading ERP upgrades: ‘The best-in-class stay current’ »




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