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The Case of A Boutique Vendor's Benefits of Focus - IRM Corporation
A tightly focused vendor, IRM Corporation, has fine tuned its products, services, its sales process and even its commercial terms to match the realities of its

foodservice distributors  focused by targeting only foodservice and vending industries and by adapting to the changes of how the market has been served by also evolving its product technology. The seasoned management team and a long history of working in and serving these markets have lead to in-depth knowledge of the target customer's business environment. That environment includes razor thin margins that have led to these manufacturers and their distributors taking a conservative approach to management. A target customer would

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.

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Case Study: Plasti Dip International


Plasti Dip International has been a leader in rubberized and specialty coatings since 1972, selling its products to manufacturers, retailers, and distributors worldwide. To compete in a crowded retail marketplace, dominated by large retailers, Plasti Dip required integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and electronic data interchange (EDI) functionality. Discover how the company found the right solution.

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Sage 100 Standard ERP


Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90 and 200) is a comprehensive business management suite for midsize and smaller distributors and manufacturers looking to streamline operations in a cost-effective, accessible, and secure way. Sage 100 ERP goes beyond simple accounting packages, offering a broad selection of integrated, feature-rich modules, in-depth capabilities, and services in the cloud. The modular design provides the flexibility to choose the functionality and platform that best suit current business needs, with the ability to grow into a more powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with the same functionality and user interface. The intuitive, user-centered design offers contextual information and related tasks to increase productivity and streamline workflows. Fast implementation, innovative easy customization that’s upgrade-safe, and minimal IT requirements keep total cost of ownership low.  

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Changing the Game in Industrial Distribution


A new generation of industrial distributors is defying convention. Rather than buying into the traditional rule book—scaling back investments during challenging economic times—innovative distributors see the upside. Leveraging technology and innovative approaches, a new generation of management is writing new rules for the sector, extending their business models to gain market share. This white paper looks at the trends that are impacting the industrial distribution sector and the strategies they are employing for growth.

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Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distributors: The Adaptive Supply Chain Network


To meet the challenges of rapidly changing market dynamics, wholesale distribution companies must transform traditional linear supply chains and their sequential processes into virtual communities or ecosystems—that is, into adaptive supply chain networks (ASCNs). Read about how warehouse management systems can help companies and their partners avoid supply chain problems.

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How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges


Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions.

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How to Solve Your Warehouse Woes


Today’s manufacturers and distributors are under immense pressure to ensure their warehouse and supply chain activities are continually operating at peak performance. But before any improvements can be made, they must first develop a warehouse management improvement strategy.

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Why Manufacturers and Distributors (Still) Need Different ERP Systems


The distinction between manufacturing- and distribution-focused enterprises used to be very clear. Lately, however, the offshore movement of manufacturing capacity has made many domestic manufacturers look and act very much like distributors, while distribution companies have had to start performing functions that typically have been performed by manufacturers. Yet, even as the lines become increasingly blurred between manufacturing and distribution, the key processing needs of these organizations remain significantly different. In this special primer, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at what those needs are and how they have changed over time.

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