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BWI Companies Selects VAI’s S2K ERP
BWI, a Texas-based wholesale distributor of lawn and garden products, selects VAI's S2K ERP system to enhance collaboration within its distributed sales force

wholesale 501 levis  BWI, a Texas-based wholesale distributor of lawn and garden products with numerous locations servicing a diversified customer base in 15 states, sought a solution to automate and integrate its core business functions. It also looked to eliminate manual processes associated with building reports, and to extract data into customer buying trends and product line profitability. BWI determined that with its ease of use and full integration with existing information technology (IT) systems, VAI’s S2K

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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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Demand Management, Inc.-Supply Chain Planning for the SMB


Demand Management Inc. has been very busy as of late, with a recent flurry of new products and features. In a series of press releases, Demand Management has recently announced the availability of the Demand Solutions platform as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering; configurable workflows that provide alerts for exceptions and escalations; a new predictive lead time capability; and new

wholesale 501 levis  apparel, food and beverage, wholesale distribution, general manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, service parts, and retail industries. Demand Management was acquired by  American Software ’s  Logility  in late 2004. Now, with nearly 70 employees, Demand Management has come to be a not insignificant contributor to Logility’s revenues. (Logility reports having some 330+ employees; the vendors do not split out revenues.) The original version of the Microsoft -based Demand Solutions, DS1, underwent 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 501 levis  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

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 3: Emergent and Emerging Technologies


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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 501 levis  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

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 501 levis  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

SAP CRM


SAP CRM has been used in over twenty-five industries including automotive, chemicals, consumer products, professional services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management.  

wholesale 501 levis  services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management. Read More

Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 1: Disruptive Innovations


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Case Study: VAI Improves Customer Service with Business Portal


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Winning IT Strategies for Automotive Sales and Aftersales


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wholesale 501 levis  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

Case Study: Johnson Plastics


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Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distribution: Customer Demands Lead to New Opportunities


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