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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

wholesale trade fair  delivery model to the wholesale and distribution industry. We'll examine vendor's capabilities across four main business areas: SCM distribution process management retail and commerce back-office operations   About SCM SCM is the process of managing suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and customer business processes across five major areas: Warehouse management systems (WMSs) enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system

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PeopleSoft's Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! Part 2: User Recommendations


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wholesale trade fair  Packaged Goods (CPG), High-Tech, Wholesale-Distribution, Utilities, and Communications, it still possibly occupies the Top 5 place (at best) in the supply chain marketplace as a whole. It still lacks depth in manufacturing, with the exception of lean/flow manufacturing, and its algorithm-based supply chain planning (SCP) software inherited with the erstwhile Red Pepper acquisition. To that end, as the company is apparently keen to change the competitive landscape, and having a huge pile of cash, expect Read More

Software Selection Processes-Accelerating Vendor Identification


Software selection is complex and time-consuming. Taking shortcuts or skipping steps in the process increases the risk of making the wrong choice. But attending a virtual trade show can accelerate the selection process, increase vendor interaction, and reduce this risk.

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Workforce Scheduling and Optimization: The Missing Link on the Shop Floor?


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wholesale trade fair  sectors, such as retail, wholesale distribution, utilities, government agencies, and health care, they haven’t had an impact on the manufacturing industry. For example, case studies outlining the success of WFM vendors include those for Kronos in retail (see related article ), RedPrairie in retail stores and distribution centers (DCs), and ClickSoftware in varied field service environments (see related article ).  These vendors’ customers have seen drastic improvements in operational efficiencies, Read More

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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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Effective Food-service Trade-spending and Contract Management


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Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment


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wholesale trade fair  Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment The TEC   Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor , IBS , Infor , Microsoft , NetSuite , SAP , and VAI , as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. In  part 1 of this blog post series , I provided highlights from the TEC Vendor Challenge on how disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of the wholesale distribution industry. In this second post Read More

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.

wholesale trade fair  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. Read More

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wholesale trade fair  Keeps on Rounding Out Its GTM Set TradeBeam Keeps on Rounding Out Its GTM Set At the end of 2004, TradeBeam Holdings , Inc ., a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions that streamline global trading processes for enterprises and their partners, announced that it has acquired the assets of Open Harbor , a leading provider of international trade logistics (ITL) solutions. TradeBeam solutions include import and export compliance and global trade finance solutions like open Read More

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