Distribution Management, Posts, Supply Chain
Five Secrets to Supercharge Your Industrial Distribution
Industrial distributors have an absolute need to provide timely customer service, fulfill orders accurately and carry the right mix of inventory. If you can’t do this, your customers will go elsewhere. One of the key components to being more competitive is information technology. Not just choosing any technology—choosing the right information technology for your business.…
Demand Planning and Forecasting, Posts, Supply Chain
Role of the Distributor in a Demand-driven Supply Chain
There is a famous anecdote about Volvo car dealers heavily discounting green models because consumers preferred other colors. Volvo’s manufacturing plant, seeing the resulting spike in demand for green models, perceived it as consumer interest and upped the production. That’s right…even more green cars! Ouch!!
Platform, Posts, Software Development, Supply Chain
The Benefits of 20/20 Hindsight
Choosing the technology for a long-term project is a risky business – this season’s hottest software may be horribly out of fashion a year or two from now. That’s a big problem if you’ve built your supply chain on it; no-one wants to upgrade their software platform very often.