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Effective Food-service Trade-spending and Contract Management
For food-service manufacturers, effective trade-spending and contract management are essential to stimulate demand, and to reward distributors and operators for

wholesale distributors pet supplies  Food-service Trade-spending and Contract Management For food-service manufacturers, effective trade-spending and contract management are essential to stimulate demand, and to reward distributors and operators for achieving volume and growth objectives. The execution of such programs, however, is often a painful process for all parties involved. Find out how you can manage the entire bill-back life cycle, from initiation to settlement, and minimize error-prone manual intervention.

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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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Management Information Tools


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wholesale distributors pet supplies  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. Read More

Case Study: Noble Trade


Noble Trade, a wholesale distributor of industrial materials, lacked a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Customer data wasn’t organized, and customer activity history was being lost. To address these issues, managers selected Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online as the company’s CRM solution. One of the benefits is better collaboration between sales and service, leading to increased customer satisfaction.

wholesale distributors pet supplies  Trade Noble Trade, a wholesale distributor of industrial materials, lacked a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Customer data wasn’t organized, and customer activity history was being lost. To address these issues, managers selected Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online as the company’s CRM solution. One of the benefits is better collaboration between sales and service, leading to increased customer satisfaction. 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.

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When it comes to the business challenges of the distribution industry, one solution does not fit all. Packaged with smart functionality to address key business issues, Infor’s products have successfully fulfilled the needs of distributors worldwide. Learn how its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions have helped companies improve market position, streamline business processes, and more.

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Geode GX is a warehouse management system (WMS) designed for midsized manufacturers and distributors. The system is an incremental step for companies that require warehousing functionality that is available in standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but want to limit the number of vendors used to obtain robust back-office, shop floor, and warehousing capabilities. Geode GX helps companies move from basic inventory control or radio frequency-based stock locator systems to a configurable rule-based WMS. Geode GX is designed to support international data requirements and processing needs found in warehouse storage facilities. Its multisite and multinational orientation is for midsized companies who have expanded or are seeking to expand their businesses into global markets.

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Winning IT Strategies for Automotive Sales and Aftersales


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wholesale distributors pet supplies  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

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Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management


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Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP


Fort Worth Bolt & Tool Co. of Fort Worth, Texas, has recently selected the Epicor Prophet 21 wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as well as Epicor B2B Seller to support e-commerce (to facilitate new ways for customers to purchase and interact with the retailer).

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