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The Advantages of Using Inventory Management Software in Distribution

Last November we suggested "Strategies for Improving Inventory Management in Distribution/Wholesaling", and this past March we identified the "5 Steps for Improving Demand Planning and Forecasting". This post will discuss why it's necessary, and how to achieve this using inventory management software. Distribution companies understand how inventory software simplifies the process of managing and tracking stock […]

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Microsoft Dynamics: Managing Different Inventory Rules

Does each inventory item in your warehouse have the same reordering guidelines? For most distributors, the answer is no. Certain items often require different restocking policies based on item type and historical usage. When trying to manage sets of inventory that need to be treated differently, you can either rely on mostly manual tracking or […]

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Would You Believe that Logistics and Supply Chain Date Back to the 19th century?

Talk about shock and awe! When I think about logistics and supply chain, it is in the same breath with business software. And since business software is a relatively new invention, I was quite surprised by the timeline in this well researched and documented infographic: History of Logistics and SCM prepared by scm-operations.com. As bloggers […]

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Five Requirements of Distribution ERP Software

From a recent telephone survey of 2,500 wholesale distributors, we found that 47% of all distribution companies are dealing with antiquated software that doesn’t meet their current needs. This is a large percent and if you’re in this bucket, you know how frustrating outdated software can be. Outdated software contributes to the #1 pain of […]

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Everything is Taxable until Proven Otherwise

All it takes is just one missing, expired, or incorrect sales tax exemption certificate for your business to be at risk of losing thousands of dollars in an audit.  While you might think this is a slight exaggeration, it has become a hard reality for many businesses. The truth is that your non-taxable sales are […]

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Top Reasons Why I Like Microsoft Dynamics GP and SalesPad for Distributors

One of the great aspects of Microsoft Dynamics ERP products is the hundreds if not thousands of add-on solutions that have been built by the Microsoft Dynamics ISV (Independent Software Vendor) community to support and enhance the already great functionality of the products. ISV’s play a key role in unlocking the power of Dynamics ERP solutions. […]

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How Can Customer Segmentation Help Your Wholesale Distribution Business?

We all want to be treated fairly and be sure our customers are treated fairly while maximizing every customer’s contribution to our business.  Many Wholesale Distributors tend to treat all customers the same, not recognizing that some customers are looking for value added services to help them lower their cost of doing business. Some of your […]

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What Are The Top 5 Business Issues Faced By Medical Device Manufacturers and Distributors, and How Does Microsoft Dynamics GP Help to Handle Those Issues?

By Mike Kean, Altico Advisors As the President of a company that specializes in Microsoft Dynamics GP systems for manufacturing and distribution with a sub-specialty in the medical device sector, I asked two of our Dynamics GP clients in the medical device sector to answer that question, i.e. how does Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) […]

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Investing In A Tight Economy – Practical Successes From The Company Next Door

Written by Scott Driggs,  Custom Information Services One of the joys of my job at Custom Information Services is the opportunity to interact every week with literal dozens of financial decision makers across just about every industry.  As a Microsoft Dynamics GP  salesman, I am in a unique position to see a cross-section of the economy […]

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When Buying ERP Software for your Distribution Business, Don’t Pick the Wrong EDI Model

Back when I was a young marketing manager, companies I spoke with that were looking to purchase ERP software would often describe business requirements that made no sense to me. (ok, it still happens today too).  But now, as then, I know enough to nod my head, take good notes and then go ask the […]

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