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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

wholesale sourcing  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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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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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTED, IMPLEMENTED, AND PUT TO GOOD USEHorticultural tools distribution business goes live with Sage ERP X3 Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade "The 127-year-old company A.M. Leonard, which currently operates mostly via catalog and Internet commerce, selected Sage ERP X3 to replace its aged legacy system. The Sage product was chosen mainly because of its rich functionality and

wholesale sourcing  ERP X3 Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade The 127-year-old company A.M. Leonard, which currently operates mostly via catalog and Internet commerce, selected Sage ERP X3 to replace its aged legacy system. The Sage product was chosen mainly because of its rich functionality and capability to make modifications and, notably, because they liked the people who sold the software . The entire implementation project took less than four months, which is a good result considering seven major modifications Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

wholesale sourcing  challenges largely prevail throughout wholesale distribution. The technology is available, and the implementation path proven, that can help manage the four critical success factors (inventory, service, sourcing and ROA) within this context. Decision support tools such as those that help optimize inventory and service will improve margins significantly for SSC's, as well as other distributors, as they have for manufacturers. Supply chain planning software is one of the tools that can be used to release Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 2: The Critical Objectives


There are critical objectives that Supply Chain Management Software must satisfy to meet the challenges faced by wholesale distributors.

wholesale sourcing  As anyone in the wholesale distribution business knows, there are some objectives that are critical to removing time and money from operations and enhancing competitive advantage. They include: Optimizing inventory investment Ensuring service Sourcing effectively Maximizing return on assets The structure of the steel industry provides a detailed perspective for examining the special attention that distributors must pay to these objectives. While steel service centers face some specific concerns, many of Read More

Coupa Expands Supplier Network via Alibaba.com


Coupa, a provider finance cloud solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Alibaba.com, the leader in cross-border wholesale trade. Read about the benefits of Coupa's supplier network expansion.

wholesale sourcing  leading platform for cross-border wholesale trade serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the globe. Through Alibaba.com, small businesses can sell their products to companies in other countries and source merchandise from abroad.   On the other hand, Coupa is a bullish provider of user-friendly cloud applications for finance, including sourcing, procurement, expense management, and accounts payable. More than 400 corporate customers headquartered in more than 40 countries use the Coupa suite ( Read More

The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes


The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.

wholesale sourcing  Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and fewer stockouts, more competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access Read More

Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing


TradeStone recently announced the commercial availability of its Unified Buying Engine, a technology platform that should enable user companies to streamline all purchasing into a single view and business process.

wholesale sourcing  based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing Progressing Towards Unified Buying Process As a gradual and logical evolutionary step, in mid-2005, TradeStone Software, Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ), a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies, set its sights towards becoming the leader in enabling domestic and international sourcing through a unified buying process. This is a bold strategic initiative to support a single cohesive view and business Read More

Epicor Enhances Its Major Wholesale Distribution ERP Product


Based on a recent slew of announcements by Epicor, both in terms of customer wins and product releases (across the original Epicor business as well as in the former Activant and Solarsoft businesses), I expect the upcoming Epicor Insights 2013 conference will be an interesting multiday event. Most recently, Epicor announced the general availability of version 12.11 of the Epicor Prophet 21

wholesale sourcing  Enhances Its Major Wholesale Distribution ERP Product Based on a recent slew of announcements by Epicor , both in terms of customer wins and product releases (across the original Epicor business as well as in the former Activant and Solarsoft businesses), I expect the upcoming Epicor Insights 2013 conference will be an interesting multiday event. Most recently, Epicor announced the general availability of version 12.11 of the  Epicor Prophet 21  wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning Read More

One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem


Having started as a business-to-business integration provider for a few major retailers in the United Kingdom, Eqos has evolved into a full-fledged, worldwide provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions.

wholesale sourcing  Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem Many articles by TEC and other sources have depicted in great detail not only the opportunities of global sourcing for retailers and their manufacturer suppliers, but the potential perils as well. There has indeed been much talk about globalization and its effects these days on business, and there is no doubt that competing corporations are increasingly butting heads in the global playing field. Yet competing in supply networks that cross borders Read More

Laurier CIM Group


Group Laurier’s team of distribution consulting experts has provided Canadian wholesale distributors with leading distribution software technology and exceptional service for over 20 years. Group Laurier supports Infor10 Distribution (SX.enterprise), a full set of ERP modules designed to meet the ever changing needs of a wholesale distributor. The combination of Infor10 Distribution and Laurier’s team of distribution consulting experts will lead your company to the next level. 

wholesale sourcing  experts has provided Canadian wholesale distributors with leading distribution software technology and exceptional service for over 20 years. Group Laurier supports Infor10 Distribution (SX.enterprise), a full set of ERP modules designed to meet the ever changing needs of a wholesale distributor. The combination of Infor10 Distribution and Laurier’s team of distribution consulting experts will lead your company to the next level. Read More

A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works


TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

wholesale sourcing  Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works The Technological Foundation Explained TradeStone Software, Inc . ( http://www.tradestonesoftware.com ) has displayed consummate perseverance in becoming a provider of collaborative e-sourcing solutions for Global 2000 companies. The vendor offers what is possibly the first composite application to the retail global sourcing market that leverages an organization's information technology (IT) infrastructure. This Read More

Warehouse Management for Wholesale Distribution: Customer Demands Lead to New Opportunities


Manufacturers and retailers are making great demands on their supply chains, and no one is better positioned to turn these challenges into growth opportunities than wholesale distribution companies. This white paper addresses how wholesalers can take advantage of these opportunities with an application that offers warehouse management features for even the most complex wholesale distribution environment.

wholesale sourcing  Management for Wholesale Distribution: Customer Demands Lead to New Opportunities Manufacturers and retailers are making great demands on their supply chains, and no one is better positioned to turn these challenges into growth opportunities than wholesale distribution companies. This white paper addresses how wholesalers can take advantage of these opportunities with an application that offers warehouse management features for even the most complex wholesale distribution environment. Read More

Achieving Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success


Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working closely with suppliers around the globe is the best way to streamline and reduce costs and increase value. With practical tips and techniques on how to achieve your vision statement, you can attain sourcing excellence while setting a pace that’s right for your company.

wholesale sourcing  Sourcing Excellence: A Three-year Plan for Success Globalization is one of the top issues affecting organizations’ supplier management strategies. True supplier collaboration can no longer be avoided: working closely with suppliers around the globe is the best way to streamline and reduce costs and increase value. With practical tips and techniques on how to achieve your vision statement, you can attain sourcing excellence while setting a pace that’s right for your company. Read More

Traceability: Sourcing the Data, A Critical Challenge


Forward and backward traceability, and determining the data attributes required to create traceability records, requires a thorough analysis of suppliers, materials, and processes, all while keeping in mind customer and industry requirements and government regulations. In the event of a recall, data collected along a traceability chain can be validated through manual, automated, or integrated efforts and then stored in a traceability database for accessibility and future reference. The type of solution architecture to achieve this is selected based on organization size and budget and compliance requirements.

wholesale sourcing  Sourcing the Data, A Critical Challenge Forward and backward traceability, and determining the data attributes required to create traceability records, requires a thorough analysis of suppliers, materials, and processes, all while keeping in mind customer and industry requirements and government regulations. In the event of a recall, data collected along a traceability chain can be validated through manual, automated, or integrated efforts and then stored in a traceability database for Read More

Enabling Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization


Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are using.

wholesale sourcing  Profitable Growth through Procurement: Transforming the Sourcing and Procurement Organization Historically, sourcing and procurement companies have been concerned mainly with reducing costs and ensuring supply availability and quality. However, this is changing. Savvy businesses are moving beyond traditional sourcing and procurement goals, and looking to the procurement company to drive competitive advantage and deliver value. Discover the sourcing strategy tricks some successful companies are usin Read More