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Do You Have a Modern ERP System?

As COVID continues to rage and some areas of the country are locked down, many businesses struggle. On the other hand, by all reports, many other businesses had their best year ever in 2020. What is clear across the board is that the pace of technological change has accelerated. [...]

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The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology Technology is a tricky topic. On one hand, almost everyone has put technology and ERP implementations on hold due to concerns about COVID impacts and to conserve cash. On the other hand, it is the best time to gain employees' attention and focus to upgrade [...]

Have You Thought About Whether You are Maximizing the Use of Your ERP System?

Client Question Before jumping to conclusions and pursuing a system upgrade, should we explore whether we are maximizing the use of our current system? Or is it just not modern enough to support our growth in a scalable, profitable way? This is often the subject of a client call. [...]

When Is It Time to Upgrade?

A Client Question A client didn't feel prepared to launch into an ERP system upgrade as they had just bought the business and had invested significant funds into the transition; however, this client was also starting to worry about scalability and the risk associated with old technology. After all, [...]

Pricing & Profits: It’s Not All About Revenue

According to CFO Magazine, Amazon's profit doubled to a record $3.6 billion in the first quarter yet reported its lowest growth rate in quarterly revenue since 2015. In today’s Amazonian environment, subscription services such as Amazon cloud and Kindle services as well as disruptive forces such as the 3rd [...]

What do UPS, Shamrock Foods, Amazon & a 3PL Have in Common?

In touring multiple facilities, ranging from package shipments to cold storage food service delivery to the e-commerce behemoth to 3PL organizations, it became clear that as many conversations that take place about labor costs and other daily concerns, the #1 concern across the board is transportation costs. The numbers [...]

Top Importers & Exporters… E-Commerce Impacts

June 1, 2017 According to the Journal of Commerce, the top importers were impacted by e-commerce and that trend is expected to continue.  Imports grew by 8% last year (2.2 million TEU) whereas exports grew by 3% (just under a million TEU).  The rankings are showing signs of a [...]

Case Study in the Power of Design

Taking a big picture view while simultaneously eyeing execution when implementing an ERP system will help companies not only achieve desired results, but do it quickly.Situation:  Our client had implemented an ERP system several years ago. As is typical when a system is implemented, they implemented the basics and [...]

Why Customer Service Trumps All!

Start with building a customer service culture with your employees to give your clients reason to come back and refer you to others.Although we work on many topics impacting manufacturers and distributors, we have found that the most popular - and vital - is customer service. Prior to the [...]

Why Blame Doesn’t Work

September 16, 2016 I've been spending the majority of my time this week with two clients:  one is preparing to go live on a new ERP system and the other is working to improve service levels by implementing improved planning and order flow processes.  Although these specific objectives are [...]

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