Build a Profitable Distribution Business in North America by Understanding and Tracking Your True Landed Costs

Identification of landed costs—a long-time goal of manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers—has grown in importance for all successful businesses in today’s increasingly competitive market. This white paper focuses on mid-size business needs. It provides comprehensive background information; examines some common business challenges; suggests cost-effective solutions provides links to case studies; and lists resources for additional information.

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Quickly Build Reports with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

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See how easily you can build distribution-ready reports that analyze your business. Read More

Mid-Market Analytics in North America: Transforming Data into Insight

This Aberdeen Sector Insight explores the impact of business analytics in the mid-market. The research shows that Best-in-Class companies are leveraging analytics to gather the right data to create actionable insight, and deliver timely results to their key decision makers. Additionally, while many mid-market companies struggle with complexity in their data environments, the research shows that an analytical solution to exploit this data need not be complex or technically overwhelming. Read More

5 Steps to the Benefits of EAM Software

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As someone coming from a plant maintenance background who has spent several years implementing enterprise asset management software, Jerry Browning, business consultant for IFS North America, has learned a lot about EAM solutions. This white paper provides his thoughts about what the benefits of EAM software really are, in simple and straightforward terms, and five specific ways these benefits may manifest themselves in an organization. Read More

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SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution

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SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk. Learn how SaaS works, who the major vendors are, how SaaS can help your business grow, and how to find the SaaS solution that’s right for you. It’s all in this comprehensive SaaS Buyer’s Guide for Wholesale and Distribution from TEC and SupplyChainBrain. Read More

Enabling Growth for Midsize Companies: Three Strategies for Growing Your Business

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Growth—whether organic or acquisitive—is challenging executives today from a strategic as well as an operational perspective. Studies estimate that 50 to 80 percent of deals fail to reach their projected results. Discover the challenges inherent in three common growth models, and find out how to implement a solid, flexible, and adaptive foundation that can support your company’s corporate growth strategies. Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry

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