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Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

wholesale 01  Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors.

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Giving Trade Companies Fast Time to Value


To succeed, wholesale distributors must respond quickly to customers’ expectations of high-quality, differentiated services. Good supplier relationships are crucial, too. Operational excellence and information transparency are key to keeping these important relationships running smoothly. Find out about solutions that can help you improve transparency and coordination, and also streamline inventory management.

wholesale 01  to Value To succeed, wholesale distributors must respond quickly to customers’ expectations of high-quality, differentiated services. Good supplier relationships are crucial, too. Operational excellence and information transparency are key to keeping these important relationships running smoothly. Find out about solutions that can help you improve transparency and coordination, and also streamline inventory management. Read More

Madison Electric and Standard Electric Select Infor SX.e


Infor’s reinvigorated wholesale distribution software has new wins. Most recently, the Madison Electric and Standard Electric companies, both family-owned and operated for 100 years, have selected Infor Distribution SX.e to improve internal processes as well as customer and vendor experiences.

wholesale 01  Infor SX.e Infor’s reinvigorated wholesale distribution software has new wins. Most recently, the Madison Electric and Standard Electric companies, both family-owned and operated for 100 years, have selected Infor Distribution SX.e to improve internal processes as well as customer and vendor experiences. It’s also expected that the flagship distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite (see vendor snapshot here ) will accommodate expanding operations and assist the companies in future growth. Read More

Winning IT Strategies for Automotive Sales and Aftersales


The global automotive and wholesale distribution industry moves more than 50 million motor vehicles from factory floor to dealer to customer every year. Companies that operate in this market sector perform a difficult balancing act between the vehicle makers on the one side and the dealers and the consumers on the other. However by leveraging IT strategies, their goals are attainable.

wholesale 01  The global automotive and wholesale distribution industry moves more than 50 million motor vehicles from factory floor to dealer to customer every year. Companies that operate in this market sector perform a difficult balancing act between the vehicle makers on the one side and the dealers and the consumers on the other. However by leveraging IT strategies, their goals are attainable. Read More

Evergreen Consulting LLC


Evergreen Consulting advises the wholesale distribution channel. The company’s focuses include strategic pricing, profitability improvement, sales effectiveness, and acquisition facilitation.

wholesale 01  Evergreen Consulting advises the wholesale distribution channel. The company’s focuses include strategic pricing, profitability improvement, sales effectiveness, and acquisition facilitation. Read More

Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management


Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason. Supply chains have gained complexity in recent years, but solutions for achieving supply chain management (SCM) effectiveness have become both more accessible and easier to deploy. Learn how these solutions can help your company overcome its SCM challenges.

wholesale 01  the priority list for wholesale distribution. On the demand side, manufacturers are moving factories to low-cost labor countries, forcing distributors to follow and pushing already inefficient supply chain infrastructures to the breaking point. Manufacturers also are driving in the direction of build-to-order or lean systems, requiring distributors to meet increasingly short leadtimes and achieve perfect on-time delivery performance. Without proper attention to supply chain effectiveness, those Read More

SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite’s Cloud Ebullience Goes On


“NetSuite is the real deal in the enterprise applications space”—the main message of the recent SuiteWorld 2014 conference—was proven by CEO Zach Nelson during his keynote speech citing recent growth figures in the enterprise cloud software space. The company experienced over 50% growth last year, compared to a modest 5% for Microsoft Dynamics and a measly 1% for Sage, while SAP was even negative 1% if one considers just ERP software license growth.

wholesale 01  is also strong in wholesale distribution, competing with Infor SX.e, IBS, Epicor Activant , etc. Omni-channel retail is also a strength, via SuiteCommerce (a lighter and simpler equivalent of over-engineered Oracle ATG or IBM WebSphere Commerce ), OrderMotion for distributed order management (DOM), and Retail Everywhere for cloud point of sale (POS) capabilities, while assortment planning comes via JustEnough and other partners. There are currently thousands of e-commerce NetSuite customers, and that Read More

SAP, Oracle, Consona, Epicor, Exact - Software Comparisons


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Crescent Electric Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


Epicor software has announced that the Crescent Electric Company selected the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to “advance operations to the next level of excellence,” said Martin Burbridge, president and CEO of Crescent Electric. Crescent is replacing its legacy system with the Epicor Eclipse solution. What is interesting to note is

wholesale 01  Electric Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP Epicor software has announced that the Crescent Electric Company selected the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to “advance operations to the next level of excellence,” said Martin Burbridge, president and CEO of Crescent Electric. Crescent is replacing its legacy system with the Epicor Eclipse solution. What is interesting to note is that no details were released about competitive solutions Read More

Siemens Buys TESIS PLMware for PLM Interoperability


At the end of 2013 Siemens entered into an agreement to acquire Munich-based TESIS PLMware, a provider of integration of product lifecycle management (PLM) software with other enterprise applications. Founded in 1988, TESIS PLMware has been a Siemens PLM Software and Technology Partner since 1992, and is experienced in bridging the gap between Teamcenter PLM and Siemens customers’ other critical enterprise systems.

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Prophet 21


Prophet 21 enterprise software solution for wholesale distribution, utilizes a Windows-based platform and a Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. This technology gives Prophet 21the familiarity of other Windows programs and can shorten the learning curve for new users. Prophet 21 includes the following functionality: order management, which features one-screen quote and order entry, customer relationship management (CRM), and pricing and availability features; inventory management, which can help reduce inventory levels while improving customer service; warehouse management, which provides flexible real-time control, and is designed to help minimize inventory losses, decrease shipping errors, and increase profitability; purchasing, which automates processes from a centralized location in order to optimize buying power and inventory levels across multiple warehouses and stocking locations; financial management, which includes real-time general ledger capabilities as well as cash collections and accounts receivable processes; and reporting and analysis. In addition, Prophet 21 is fully compatible with Trading Partner Connect, which can help streamline the commerce process between distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, and end users. Prophet 21 can be implemented either on site or remotely via an application service provider (ASP) or a hardware hosting option.

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Mobility in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean


Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in mobility that is quite interesting to look at is wholesale and distribution—not just because of how much this market represents in monetary size but also because of the potential benefits mobility brings to an industry which heavily relies on

wholesale 01  in Wholesale and Distribution: A Way to Be Lean Continuing with some of my observations on the TEC blog regarding the adoption of mobile technologies among different industries, one developing niche in mobility that is quite interesting to look at is wholesale and distribution—not just because of how much this market represents in monetary size but also because of the potential benefits mobility brings to an industry which heavily relies on collaboration and efficient logistics to work. Read More

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Freight costs can represent a significant component of your supply chain—often around 5-7 percent of sales for manufacturing, retail, and wholesale/distribution companies. For many firms, this responsibility is not managed as well as it could be. This white paper shares 10 best practices in transportation management, with valuable insights from industry professionals.

wholesale 01  for manufacturing, retail, and wholesale/distribution companies. For many firms, this responsibility is not managed as well as it could be. This white paper shares 10 best practices in transportation management, with valuable insights from industry professionals. Read More

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Wholesale distribution operations are becoming more complex, with ever-changing customer requirements, global and electronic marketplaces, multiple distribution channels, and compliance initiatives adding to the perennial challenges of accurate delivery. Traditional warehouse management or enterprise resource planning solutions are simply not enough. Operational efficiency is the key to increasing inventory turns, improving order fulfillment rates, reducing cycle time, and eliminating charge-backs.

wholesale 01  Improve Distribution Operation Productivity Wholesale distribution operations are becoming more complex, with ever-changing customer requirements, global and electronic marketplaces, multiple distribution channels, and compliance initiatives adding to the perennial challenges of accurate delivery. Traditional warehouse management or enterprise resource planning solutions are simply not enough. Operational efficiency is the key to increasing inventory turns, improving order fulfillment rates, reducing Read More