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Modern Distribution Management: 2014 State of Analytics in Distribution
The use of analytics is indeed maturing, and its adoption is accelerating across wholesale distribution sectors. But there is wide disparity in how distribution

wholesale distributors ontario  adoption is accelerating across wholesale distribution sectors. But there is wide disparity in how distribution companies are deploying analytics and sharing data in 2014. Find out more about the trends in how distributors are using analytics.

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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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Effective Inventory Analysis


For many distributors, inventory is the largest and perhaps the most important asset. Inventory ties up more money than buildings or equipment, and is often less “liquid.” It is crucial, then, that distributors develop and use a comprehensive set of tools that allows close monitoring of the performance of inventory investments. Read more about simple measurements that can help you maximize your investment in inventory.

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Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution


This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized. Improved results from lean distribution can include increased profits, improved delivery performance, better customer satisfaction and supplier relations, and shorter lead times.

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VAI


VAI provides end-to-end, integrated enterprise solutions for the wholesale distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail, and service industries. An IBM Premier Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI was founded in 1978.

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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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JustEnough Software—Becoming a Retail Planning Stalwart


JustEnough Software is gaining prominence in the demand management space, providing solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses. Read this report from TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic and see how JustEnough's software helps retailers stock the right merchandise in the right locations—driving customer service and revenue through improved availability.

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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

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Management Information Tools


MITS helps distributors and manufacturers leverage the data in their business systems to make better decisions. Established in 1996, MITS’ interactive reporting and business intelligence software uses industry best practices. From standard to custom reports, dashboards and scorecards, MITS drives sales growth, profitability, and operational efficiency for competitive advantage.

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Expanding Your Gross Margin in Distribution


The recent recession has forced distributors and manufacturers to pay closer attention to their bottom lines and to the financial factors that contribute to profitability. Gross margin is a popular measure of a company’s financial condition; but using gross margin without understanding how it affects profitability and business strategy can be misleading. An understanding of the relationship between the financial components of gross margin is essential for formulating sales and product strategies, and to implement techniques enabling an increase in net profit and maximization of return on investment.

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SuperOffice


SuperOffice solutions are delivered and implemented through subsidiaries, distributors, and value-added resellers (VARs) in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK, Benelux, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, the US, Canada, Australia, and Japan. More than 11,000 companies use SuperOffice CRM solutions. In addition to providing software solutions, SuperOffice also delivers consulting services related to strategic customer relationship management (CRM) issues, implementation, integration, and user education. SuperOffice ASA is a publicly traded company, and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. SuperOffice is headquartered in Oslo (Norway).

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Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured "to order," with lead times measured in hours rather than days or weeks.

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