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Fulfillment Company Reduces Shipping Errors with WMS
International Marketing Group (IMG) was used to tall orders. And although fulfillment mistakes were rare for the third-party logistics company, any errors that

fbo shipping  Company Reduces Shipping Errors with WMS International Marketing Group (IMG) was used to tall orders. And although fulfillment mistakes were rare for the third-party logistics company, any errors that did occur were extremely costly. In order to stay competitive, IMG realized that it would need to increase its fulfillment output. With its new warehouse management system (WMS), IMG’s shipping time has gone from several days to mere hours.

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Direct 500, LLC


Direct 500In today's world of highly competitive distribution sales, businesses are looking for ways to improve their call center, estore and catalog sales channels. Direct 500 is designed for organizations with multiple selling channels. Businesses often implement multiple software solutions to meet these many different business requirements. For Example, sales order entry and inventory management, a hosted eCommerce site that is not connected to their ERP software, spreadsheets to track marketing campaigns and many manual processes to overcome the shortcomings of a non-integrated solution. Direct 500 was built on the Sage MAS 500 ERP platform to meet these business needs with a single integrated solution.Call CenterCall centers are usually high volume order entry departments. Speed of entry and accuracy of data is critical. Direct 500 provides an enhanced sales order entry search engine to speed the lookup of current customers or prospects. It provides multi-field lookup using Postal Code, Last Name, Company Name, Phone Number and email address.Once the customer is located, Direct 500 focuses on speed of entry and access to information for the operator. We want the operator to be focused on serving the customer and not worried about the deals and promotions that they need to track on a manual sheet - we have incorporated all of this logic in the sales order entry module.eStore Many distributors offer their products on their website. However, many do not have an estore that is integrated with the ERP software. Ultimately, is serves as a glorified fax machine.The Direct 500 estore is an extension of MAS 500 and the Direct 500 call center capabilities. The business rules for pricing, sales tax, freight, credit card processing and many others that are defined for sales order entry are extended to the estore.MarketingDistributors that sell through multiple channels often face challenges in tracking sales, marketing campaigns and their effectiveness. Direct 500 offers a multi-level source code that tracks how new customers are created and the source of each new order, providing valuable analysis data for the business.Integrating source codes with the Call Center and the eStore provides the business with an effective promotion and analysis tool set. For Example, an email blast with integrated source codes and promotions can automatically take the buyer to a special offer on the eStore, complete the shopping cart with the promotion and place the order in MAS 500 with no interaction from the call center staff.Fulfillment Many distributors that sell through multiple channels are high volume shipping organizations. These companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Call Center and eStore transactions. Shipping methods have been expanded with features to allow shipments by address types, restrictions by postal codes and countries. Shipping charts can be defined by geographical region and level of service. Direct 500 also offers integration to StarShip, allowing customer to have a calculated freight and handling charge straight from the StarShip rate tables. The Direct 500 SolutionThere are many ways multi channel sales organizations can address their individual business requirements. However, addressing the business need as a whole requires a well designed application that provides the company with a call center, estore, marketing and fulfillment business solution.

fbo shipping  500, LLC Direct 500In today's world of highly competitive distribution sales, businesses are looking for ways to improve their call center, estore and catalog sales channels. Direct 500 is designed for organizations with multiple selling channels. Businesses often implement multiple software solutions to meet these many different business requirements. For Example, sales order entry and inventory management, a hosted eCommerce site that is not connected to their ERP software, spreadsheets to track Read More

Case Study: Rack-tracking System


The client: a US-based provider of reusable rack rental, recovery, and closed loop logistics management for bulk shipping and display of live goods, from nurseries to retailers. Faced with growing demand for its racks, the distributor required an enterprise-wide application that allowed flexibility for growth, while reducing operational complexity and maintaining the company’s excellent track record.

fbo shipping  Study: Rack-tracking System The client: a US-based provider of reusable rack rental, recovery, and closed loop logistics management for bulk shipping and display of live goods, from nurseries to retailers. Faced with growing demand for its racks, the distributor required an enterprise-wide application that allowed flexibility for growth, while reducing operational complexity and maintaining the company’s excellent track record. Read More

Precision Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration


Ongoing mergers in the enterprise applications continue to make strange bedfellows of fierce competitors. Most recently, Precision Software, a transportation and global trade management (GTM) division of QAD and a Gold level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN), announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Precision Software Transportation Management System (TMS) Parcel

fbo shipping  Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration Ongoing mergers in the enterprise applications continue to make strange bedfellows of fierce competitors. Most recently, Precision Software , a transportation and global trade management (GTM) division of QAD and a Gold level member of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) , announced that it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Precision Software Transportation Management System (TMS) Parcel v2012 with Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) 6.2 .� Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

fbo shipping  Plus and Beyond ERP Plus Although PowerCerv (now Verticent ) did not intentionally focused on any particular industry, its product has found place within many metal fabricators in a make-to-order (MTO), configure-to-order (CTO), and make-to-stock (MTS) environments. This may very well help Verticent to secure its position in the competitive ERP landscape. For additional information on Verticent's background see The Strengths of a Vertically Centric Enterprise Software Provider . Part two of the The Read More

Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing


Cover-time planning (CTP) is a "pull" system, but with the intent of planning and not merely waiting for the execution time to act.

fbo shipping  driven Planning in Manufacturing Push versus Pull In traditional manufacturing, the time and cost of changeover to produce different products is high, as are the costs of inventory, planning, and expediting. Thus, goods are pushed through production at levels determined by often inaccurate scheduling and forecasting tools common in material resource planning (MRP II) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. These levels often exceed demand, resulting in building excess finished inventory, whil Read More

Dell Sharpens Its Linux Focus


Building on its current Linux position, Dell will start shipping Linux-based systems that use file management software from developer Eazel.

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RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

fbo shipping  Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart Introduction One of the suppliers making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates is HP. We can all learn some lessons from the experience of these kinds of supplier programs. The Pilot In early May, 2004, Hewlett Packard began shipping EPC-tagged printers and scanners to Wal-Mart's Dallas/Fort Worth distribution center as one of eight suppliers in Wal-Mart's initial trials. HP expects to ship its entire range of consumer products sold through Wal-Mart many weeks Read More

SAP Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value


Electronic product code information services (EPCIS) is a standard mechanism for inter-company collaboration and data sharing, which can enable health care partners to deploy solutions that meet short-term mandates driven by patient safety, as well as lay the foundation for long-term business value. Learn more about the impact of EPCIS in a study concerning data management and data sharing in the health care supply chain.

fbo shipping  Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value SAP Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas' corporate Read More

How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won


As a supplier to Wal-Mart, appliance manufacturer Haier America was required to implement a radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging system. To satisfy this requirement and to keep costs to a minimum, Haier needed a solution that would seamlessly integrate with its current enterprise resource planning (ERP) application. That’s why it turned to a custom-designed modification package. But was it enough for Wal-Mart?

fbo shipping  One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game-And Won How One Distributor Played Wal-Mart's Distribution Game and Won If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Haier America Implements RFID Technology VAI designs fully integrated, customized system to meet the requirements of big box retailers. Source : Haier Resources Related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) How One Read More

Order Management RFI/RFP Template


Order Promising, Inventory Management, Sourcing, Execution Visibility, Inbound and Assembly Coordination or Multi-site Changing, Shipping and Outbound, OM-Specific Technology, Product Technology

fbo shipping  Management RFI/RFP Template The Order Management RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 420 features and functions found in Order Management software solutions. This Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Order Management software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Template: Order Promising Inventory Management Sourcing Execution Visibility Inbound and Assembly Coordination or Multi-site Changing Read More

Meat and Seafood Traceabilty: A Weighty Issue


If any of your activities include processing, packaging, labeling, storing, selling, and/or shipping meat and/or seafood products, then traceability plays a key role in your working life. The need for lot tracking backwards and forwards across the supply chain has never been more front-of-mind than today—a convergence of recent events points towards tougher traceability requirements for the food industry in general, and meat and seafood processors in particular. This white paper shares best practices on traceability and recall readiness, specifically around the management of product types unique to the meat and seafood industry such as catch-weights and by-products, and information on how technology can help you meet these unique requirements.

fbo shipping  and Seafood Traceabilty: A Weighty Issue If any of your activities include processing, packaging, labeling, storing, selling, and/or shipping meat and/or seafood products, then traceability plays a key role in your working life. The need for lot tracking backwards and forwards across the supply chain has never been more front-of-mind than today—a convergence of recent events points towards tougher traceability requirements for the food industry in general, and meat and seafood processors in Read More

Warehouse Management for Manufacturers: Why Extended ERP Might Be the Right Choice


As a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated workforce productivity solutions, we have seen many approaches to distribution automation. Adding a warehouse management system is a logical option for many manufacturers, but this article provides insight into another option: extending ERP distribution capabilities to take advantage of a single receiving, inventory, shipping database.

fbo shipping  Management for Manufacturers: Why Extended ERP Might Be the Right Choice Originally Published - June 16, 2008 Any manufacturer that makes a substantial number of shipments from a distribution facility has likely considered bringing a degree of automation to its warehouse and shipping functions. For some companies, a full-blown warehouse management system (WMS) is a necessity, particularly if their operation relies on an automated racking system, perhaps housed in a rack-mounted structure with its Read More

HP Joins the Athlon Pile-On


Hewlett-Packard announced that it will begin shipping PCs which use the Advanced Micro Devices-produced Athlon CPU.

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Demandware Gets Into Mainstream Order Management


Demandware, a cloud commerce solution provider, recently acquired the cloud-based order management solution provider Mainstreet Commerce. See how this acquisition will allow retailers to deliver faster and more rewarding omni-channel consumer experiences. Get the details in P.J.'s blog post.

fbo shipping  Gets Into Mainstream Order Management Demandware , a provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, recently announced that it has acquired privately held Mainstreet Commerce , a provider of cloud-based order management solutions. The combination of Demandware’s popular cloud commerce platform (see TEC’s article for more ) and Mainstreet Commerce’s distributed order management (DOM) solution is expected to simplify order orchestration between online and in-store shopping processes. It Read More