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


Today’s manufacturers must be able to promptly cater to customer fluctuations in demand and maintain profitability. With agile workforces, companies have a real-time supply chain and produce/deliver only what is required at the best possible cost. Learn about the challenges facing manufacturing companies, as well as the benefits of implementing a workforce managing system that offers automated workforce scheduling and optimization.

wholesale trade profit  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

TradeStone Software Delivers Omni-costing Capabilities


TradeStone Software, a provider of merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions that unify the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of retail goods, has announced the release of Dynamic Omni-Costing. Most product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are rudimentary in terms of product costing, as typically there is only a first cost estimate and possibly a cost broken down by the bill of

wholesale trade profit  formats, such as apparel, wholesale brands, and trading companies. While TradeStone provides retail PLM capabilities, its can also use PLM data from other PLM solutions that may not have strong costing capabilities. Read More

What Can Manufacturers Do in a Tough Economy? - Part I


According to the proverb “calamity is the touchstone of a brave mind,” in these tough times some supply chain management (SCM) vendors have been trying to take stock (no pun intended) of their offerings and how best to offer these to customers, to mutual benefit. In fact, I have recently seen some intriguing (if not bizarre) press releases (PRs), which read like some type of whitepapers or

wholesale trade profit  (SVP) of manufacturing and wholesale distribution, outlined some of the winning strategies that manufacturers can immediately deploy to drive up margins and protect shareholder value in the current economic climate. I also took the liberty of mapping, with the help of some current and/or former employees of JDA and former Manugistics   (now part of JDA), the appropriate current JDA solutions for each suggested strategy. JDA’s Advice (And My Analysis Thereof) Advice #1 Immediately Analyze Demand to Read More

SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2


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The Pathway to Profit and Competitive Advantage


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Sausage Producer Packs Out the Profit with Technology


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Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center


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wholesale trade profit  Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor offers a full range of enterprise business software including customer relationship management, enterprise asset management, enterprise resource planning, financial management, human capital management... Infor SCM Planner is a Read More

International Trade Logistics (ITL) RFI/RFP Template


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How Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors


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Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

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MITS recently surveyed its customers to find out how they justified the purchase of a reporting and business intelligence (BI) or analytics solution, and what value they received from the implementation. This whitepaper contains 13 examples of the most common ways that software can generate a return on investment for wholesale distribution companies.

wholesale trade profit  Guide: 13 Metrics for Wholesale Distributors MITS recently surveyed its customers to find out how they justified the purchase of a reporting and business intelligence (BI) or analytics solution, and what value they received from the implementation. This whitepaper contains 13 examples of the most common ways that software can generate a return on investment for wholesale distribution companies. Read More

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wholesale trade profit  Trade Hits Home at MegaResistCap-Part I: You’ve Got Mail Jim, information technology (IT) director of MegaResistCap Inc., was finally getting back to a reasonable schedule 3 months after the “go-live” date of the company’s new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. He was hoping to spend the weekend in the garden, and was looking forward to checking messages on Sunday to get ready for a productive week. That was, until he saw the memo from the company’s chief legal counsel, forwarded Read More