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Food & Beverage Distribution for 2016: What Things Should You Focus on This Year?

Food & beverage distribution is a continually complex process that also requires constant evolution to keep up with demands. As a result, those in this industry frequently have to meet to come up with new solutions to stay ahead of the herd. You can see examples of this through meetings like the Food & Beverage Distribution 2016 expo that was held back in January.

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Posted by Joe Gliatta -- Mar 24, 2016 7:09:58 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Business System, Industry News, Distributors, Food & Beverage

Implementation Planning Meeting – An Often Overlooked Step in the ERP Evaluation Process

One of the steps that is often ignored or undervalued in the ERP selection process is the implementation planning meeting. Key stakeholders should be in attendance at this meeting in order for them to provide input into the process, as well as gain in the benefits. This type of meeting should be held with your short-listed providers or at least your finalists.

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Posted by Jim McCarter -- Mar 23, 2016 8:02:41 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Business System, ERP Systems, Software

How Can You Manage Your Medical Device Distribution More Effectively?

Medical device distribution is a competitive business that requires the right strategy for success. Without an edge on your competition, profits can suffer. Most distributors in this space will spend a lot on technology for product, but often overlook the best technologies for process and operations improvement.

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Posted by Angelica Roman -- Mar 18, 2016 7:46:49 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Distributors, Warehouse Management, Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals, Software

Cost Savings in the Warehouse You Might Not Have Thought About

Cost savings in the warehouse is essential today as competition gets more intense and the distribution process has more demands. When you're already working on a budget, you may worry doing cost-cutting would degrade the way your warehouse functions. This isn't true when you smartly streamline operations.

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Posted by Jim McCarter -- Mar 16, 2016 8:17:06 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Business System, Distributors, Warehouse Management

5 Benefits You Should Be Getting from Your Inventory Management Software as a Soft Goods Distributor

The unpredictability of the soft goods market can wreak havoc with the ability to successfully meet client demand, and is a business aspect many distributors and wholesalers struggle with.

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Posted by Sanjay Ejantkar -- Mar 10, 2016 2:16:32 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Business System, Cloud Business, Distributors, Warehouse Management, Software

The Different Costing Methods for Managing Inventory

Costing methods offer a business different ways to assign costs for inventory. Smart businesses explore all of the different costing methods available: FIFO, LIFO, average and standard. The good news is that you are free to choose whichever costing method will work best for your business—the bad news is that once you've selected your method of cost accounting, you're stuck with it. You can’t decide to use the FIFO method in January, the LIFO method in May, the average during summer months and the standard method every other time.

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Posted by John Vander Wagen -- Mar 10, 2016 7:52:16 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Industry News, Distributors, Warehouse Management

11 Facts About Food and Beverage Distribution That Will Impress Your Friends and Family

Did you know that wine and spirit wholesalers account for more
than 63,000 jobs, paying $4.95 billion in wages? That’s not all; little-known fun facts abound when it comes to food and beverage distribution! Here are ten more fun – and educational – facts about food and beverage distribution that will make you a virtual guru among your friends and family:

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Posted by Sanjay Ejantkar -- Mar 8, 2016 8:01:01 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business System, Industry News, Distributors, Food & Beverage

5 Aspects for Successful Warehouse Management

Proper management of a warehouse requires a combination of useful resources and management skills, including a high level of organization, innovative software implementation and an aptitude for interpersonal relations. The warehouse regulates the physical flow of goods and products and is the forefront for quality control. The warehouse is also key in keeping to a schedule.

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Posted by Joe Vitiello -- Mar 1, 2016 7:48:55 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Business System, Distributors, Warehouse Management, Software

Cracking Down on Pharmaceutical Counterfeits

If you want a monumental problem to solve, how about the proliferation of counterfeit drugs across the world? These days, with product sales possible over the Internet, a greater volume of high-cost medications, and better counterfeiting technology, the counterfeit drug manufacturing and distribution business is certainly on the rise. According to one recent PBS piece, counterfeit prescription drugs have become an "exploding" industry, with an estimated market worth $75 billion worldwide. Most of these counterfeits originate in India and China, according to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and with such long supply chains these days, there are more and more opportunities for foul play.

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Posted by Michelle Harris -- Feb 9, 2016 8:49:10 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Info News, Business System, Industry News, Data Security, Distributors

How Businesses Benefit from the Application Lifecycle

Line-of-business applications, as with most things, go through cycles. In the early days, you had separate financial applications, best of breed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, and separate Warehouse Management Systems. If you had a storefront, it was a custom application, built by early web developers. Then these pieces started to get consolidated, first by companies acquiring the pieces and integrating them, then they started to build all the functionality on one platform. 

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Posted by Sanjay Ejantkar -- Jan 26, 2016 8:44:42 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Business System, Cloud Business, ERP Systems, CRM Systems, eCommerce Applications