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   Friday November 7, 2008 | Spotlight on Distribution | Issue 2605
How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry

If you're a manufacturer supplying Wal-Mart or other big-box retailers, you know how hard they can squeeze on price, payment terms, and distribution requirements. Add to that a weak economy, fluctuating fuel costs, and tighter credit, and the squeeze may be feeling more like a noose. So what's a manufacturer to do? Today's feature blog post offers some suggestions.

Today's feature case study looks at a midsized appliance manufacturer forced to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) solution in order to meet Wal-Mart's distribution requirements. It was a classic case of come through or lose the business. Here's how they pulled it off.

Today's feature article gives you a closer look at the history, rise, and functionality of ERP-distribution software—a powerful combination of traditional ERP and supply chain management (SCM) designed to meet the complex needs of global manufacturing.

Read the blog post: How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry

Read the case study: How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game—And Won

Read the article: From Manufacturing to Distribution: The Evolution of ERP in Our New Global Economy

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Meridian Knowledge Solutions How to Develop, Maintain, and Support a Quality Management and Development Process
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Emanio 5 Keys to Automated Data Interchange
Vendor Guru How CRM Helps Companies Market to Buyers
APC Deploying High-density Zones in a Low-density Data Center
Microsoft Business Solutions How to Keep Stock Balances Accurate
Sage 17 Rules of the Road for Customer Relationship Management
SAP Giving Service Companies a Fast Start: SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program
Market News

Beverage Manufacturer Satisfies Thirst for Integrated Processes, Reliable Data with DEACOM

WAYNE, PAOctober 29, 2008 – Deacom, Inc. (www.deacom.net) today announced that JUS-MADE LP, a quality manufacturer and distributor of frozen beverages and juices, has licensed the DEACOM Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software System to integrate all of its business processes in a single software solution.

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