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Inventory Replenishment Best Practices

Published on June 16, 2020

The key to profitability in distribution is being able to fill orders your customer needs while minimizing your stock on-hand.  Quite often we see most of the focus placed on the sales side trying to generate orders to match what is in stock.  Too much stock, run a promotion, offer a discount, or bundle. 

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Topics: SAP Business One Cloud, Warehouse Management, distribution solutions


4 Actions for Distributors to Take During a Crisis

Published on April 13, 2020

Shelter in place orders have been in place for weeks and negatively impacting buinsess. 

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Topics: Distribution Software, Warehouse Management, distribution solutions


7 Tips to Prepare for Recession

Published on March 23, 2020

 

With restrictions on travel, social distancing and mandatory quarantines, the current estimates are for double digit decline in GDP in Q2 2020.  After surviving Y2k, the dot com bomb, and the financial crisis we have learned many lessons about how to survive a recession.  Since doing nothing is not an option and tightening the belt will only help so much, consider some of the following tips to prepare for and emerge stronger if there truly is an impending recession. 

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Topics: Cloud Computing, inventory management, distribution solutions, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Strategies for Slow Moving Inventory

Published on March 3, 2020

When you have items which are slow moving they are like keeping cash in a bank account with no interest and recurring fees.  If your inventory does not turn at a regular and frequent rate there are actions you can take to improve your cash flow and bottom line.

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Topics: inventory management, distribution solutions, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Using Inventory Classification to Optimize Inventory

Published on January 7, 2020

You optimize your inventory when you reduce your carrying value to the lowest amount necessary to meet your order fill rate objectives.  Classification is the segregation of inventory into categories.  One of the most common methods for classification is the ABC method where A are your most valuable items and C are your least valuable items.  The idea is to focus on your high value items which have the most impact on carrying value. 

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Topics: inventory management, distribution solutions, SAP Business One Tips and Tricks


Innovation for Small to Mid-Sized Distributors

Published on June 20, 2019

SAP has been a leader in distribution management software, and they have maintained their leadership by staying ahead of trends to meet customer needs.  The 2019 SAP SMB Innovation Summit held in Orlando June 18-20 was focused on how SAP customers are already using big data, coupled with artificial intelligence to create the Intelligent Enterprise.  

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Topics: digital transformation, distribution solutions, Technology Trends, SMB Market, intelligent enterprise


Is SAP as Easy to Use as QuickBooks?

Published on June 7, 2019

We are often asked if SAP Business One will be as easy to use as QuickBooks, but the question is not as simple as it may seem.   QuickBooks is a simpler system and built for small businesses that may not have a true accountant, or a logistics manager for their inventory.  So if you base the question on simplicity, the answer would be absolutely not. 

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Topics: SAP Business One, Distribution Software, SAP Business One Cloud, SMB ERP Software, distribution solutions, outgrowing quickbooks


Norsan perfects the recipe for growth with SAP Business One

Published on September 15, 2018
 
From opening its first Mexican restaurant in 1987, Norsan has become a diversified group distributing prime meat to 1,500 customers across 11 US states daily. As the business outgrew its existing software, it looked for an alternative to provide greater control and transparency. Now, with SAP Business One running every entity in the group, the business has streamlined processes, and deep insight for decision-making, which has driven 40% growth in the three years since implementation.

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Topics: SAP Business One, Distribution Software, digital transformation, distribution solutions


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