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Maintaining Stock in Branch Locations

Source: Microsoft
Though it’s advantageous to maintain operations in one location, distributors must sometimes operate multiple locations to meet local customers’ needs. Unfortunately, branch operations are expensive to operate, and to be successful, their services must be equal—but not identical—to those the home office provides. The challenges of knowing how to stock those branches can be overcome with a distribution software solution.


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