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Volume 6 Issue 89
Why Manufacturers and Distributors (Still) Need Different ERP Systems


Manufacturing and distribution:
still distinct despite functional overlap

As manufacturers develop increasingly complex distribution arms, and distributors provide more “value-added services,” it might look like we’re heading for some kind of convergence. But according to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic, manufacturing and distribution are still very distinct businesses with very distinct ERP needs. Get the details in P.J.'s latest report.

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Mobility in Manufacturing—No More a “Nice to Have”

From sales and customer service all the way to the shop floor, mobile applications are changing the way that manufacturers do business. In his latest blog post, mobility analyst Jorge García looks at some innovative apps that are augmenting, and in some cases even replacing, core manufacturing ERP functions. Read the blog post.


Mobility: coming soon
to a manufacturer
near you


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Operational Guide to Implementing Lean in Distribution

This whitepaper is a guide for distributors on implementing and integrating lean practices into their businesses. Lean is not just a tool, but also is a culture, philosophy, process, and methodology. A main goal in becoming more lean, to become more efficient and profitable at every iteration, can be brought about in ways such as analyzing end-to-end processes and determining how to deliver more with less and becoming more organized.

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