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A Distribution Manufacturing Company Shows How to Grow Without Adding Headcount

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There is an old expression that goes, "Work smarter, not harder." In many cases, you might still end up working pretty hard, but if you can get the work done more efficiently, you will see better, faster results. Imagine if you could take that theory to a global scale and boost the growth of your manufacturing and distribution company by as much as 40 percent. Such was the case with a specialty chemical manufacturer and distributor named Thor, which prospered thanks in large part to Microsoft Dynamics GP combined with SalesPad.

Microsoft Dynamics GP gave the manufacturer the tools it needed to take on 30 percent more business without adding new staff. By keeping the headcount down by 2 or 3 people, Thor will save $150,000 to $200,00 each year.

With the help of CAL Business Solutions, Thor was able to infuse Microsoft Dynamics GP into its distribution by providing detailed information on inventory lot tracking and product expiration dates. Thor staff can also know exactly where products were manufactured, even if they originated outside of the U.S. With SalesPad, Thor can now have all of this Dynamics GP data in an easy access format so they know exactly what is in inventory and when they can get it. The company can also monitor LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipping costs according to the number of miles from the warehouse.

By leveraging the power of Microsoft Dynamics GP with SalesPad along with support and training from CAL Business Solutions, Thor can expect continued growth and savings over the coming years.

For more insight into boosting distributor profits as well as more real-world success stories like this one, download the free white paper, "12 Revolutionary Ideas That Fuel Distributor Profits" from . This company success story is featured on page 5.

Or read the full Thor case study at

If you are a manufacturing or distribution company looking to grow your business without adding headcount, due to efficient software systems, contact CAL Business Solutions. 860-485-0910 x4.

By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner focused on distribution,

One Response to “A Distribution Manufacturing Company Shows How to Grow Without Adding Headcount”

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