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1. Teenage Truckers, Solution to Nation’s Shipping Woes?
... legislation,” said Mark Allen, president and CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association, “creates opportunity while reinforcing a culture of safety to provide our nation’s youth with ...
Created on 07 May 2018
2. Distributors Improve by Integrating ERP
...  with supply chains.In an article on the Industrial Distribution site, Stefan Hoffman describes how distributors are adding value to their businesses through their system implementations. Check it out ...
Created on 12 August 2016
3. Outsourcing EDI Is The Way To Go, Says Expert
... is the predominant communication tool incorporating retailers, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers,” says Davis. Because most companies aren’t adept at translating the complicated language of the ...
Created on 05 October 2015
4. Integrating 3pl with Omnichannel Sales Can be a Big Plus
... and logistic services to retailers, wholesalers and distributors needing help to get their product to their customers. In fact, they also house your operation’s inventory and fill orders, so you don’t ...
Created on 12 August 2015
5. Distributors and Sustainability
The distribution industry is getting greener, according to an article by Michael Wilson on the Environmental Leader site. From packaging decisions to requirements placed on manufacturer partners, distributors ...
Created on 28 March 2015
6. How ERP, CRM and SCM Fit Together
We have recently looked at various Supply Chain models including “Lean” Supply Chain and virtual manufacturing. There are others too; for instance, distributors who purchase everything they sell. We have ...
Created on 06 March 2015
7. Distributors and Technology
In an industry (industrial distribution) not known for its cutting edge technology, efficiency and 'the wow factor' are big differentiators. But how do you get there? By using technology, naturally!In ...
Created on 02 August 2014
8. What is Amazon Supply Doing?
... to mesh with their processes, and who value the services provided by distributors as part of their relationship, are. It gets back to a key difference between B2C and B2B purchasers. B2B is all about process, ...
Created on 14 May 2014
9. Stabilizing The Supply Chain
A comment to us from a large supply chain “hub”: “The GXS mess shows how fragile everything is in the supply chain. Stakeholders (suppliers, manufacturers, distributors) do not control their own destiny ...
Created on 20 December 2013
10. Lean for Distributors
If you're a wholesale distributor who is considered a move to an ERP system, there's another tool out there to consider. Lean processes plus ERP is a powerful combination.Check out Paul Myerson's blog ...
Created on 27 November 2013
11. Revolution In CRM
... nalytics software. Complicating this challenge is the lack of true social media servicing software. Contact center vendors from many disciplines -- including CRM, automatic call distributors, recording,  ...
Created on 08 November 2013
12. Sensors
...  been expanded since to include sensor devices that enable machine to machine communication and autonomous event-driven decision making. Sensors are appearing in traffic signals, factories, distributors ...
Created on 28 August 2013
13. Check Out the Latest in Social Media
... 4) "Hybrid" Social Networks (business-social) are available to the public but allow an extended company (your suppliers, distributors, 3PL logistics) to act as a private platform and still use the platfo ...
Created on 10 April 2013
14. That Darn UOM Problem
... the same thing. They have lots of customers and too many products, so they can’t keep a cross reference for every partner. Our problem is that we buy lots of MRO items from lots of distributors and we ...
Created on 03 April 2013
15. Industrial Distribution eCommerce
Industrial distributors are typically not on the technological cutting edge. Mobile and ecommerce are having quite an impact, though.In a Modern Distribution Management article, Jonathan Bein and Robert ...
Created on 20 February 2013
16. Is Amazon Making Waves?
Are 'traditional' industrial distributors quaking in their boots over the entry of Amazon Supply into their space? Or is Amazon only a price play with no value-add?In a Supply House Times article, Eri ...
Created on 12 January 2013
17. B2B2C2B2B.... Huh?
It seems that B2C ecommerce continues to exert an influence on the B2B world. What used to seem like two different worlds isn't like that anymore. On the GXS blog site, Matthew Walker shares his thoughts ...
Created on 19 December 2012
18. E-Commerce for Components
The B2B market for electronic components is beginning to embrace ecommerce in a big way. The promises of efficiency and cost effectiveness are becoming realized. Anne Ting on EBN describes how this evolution ...
Created on 07 October 2012
19. Do Sustainability the Right Way
Can you get a decent ROI on your supply chain sustainability efforts? You bet you can! In a Forbes blog, Richard Crespin discusses the results of some recent research on the subject. Be sure to click ...
Created on 31 August 2012
20. The Amazon Effect on Distributors
... those poor industrial distributors? Will they go the way of the buggy whip, typewriter, and bookstore, or will they survive the onslaught of the feared Amazon machine? Well, although it’s early and little ...
Created on 10 July 2012