The Cloud has been a major conversational component among many businesses over the past several years. It is no longer a question that the cloud trend will continue however but rather, how quickly the cloud adoption rate will advance for mid-size businesses running the core business on an ERP solution.
Smart, efficient, accurate and green – these are the attributes of the modern warehouse. Best-in-class manufacturers and distributors understand that today’s economic climate requires the ability to respond to market conditions quickly and effectively. In addition, as public scrutiny continues to put pressure on companies to become better environmental stewards, technology serves the dual purpose of helping firms to save money and to reduce their environmental impact.
Your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution is the backbone of your business. An ERP solution provides visibility to decision-makers, and encourages efficiency and collaboration. Organizations that do not upgrade their ERP may miss out on new technology that could significantly improve their business because the system they have in place today may not be meeting their needs, or may not be able to support the growth and innovation that is key to the organization’s future success. An outdated ERP solution can thwart a company’s success, and ultimately lead to organizational failure.
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With summer quickly coming to a close, retailers are eyeing their warehouses expectantly in preparation for the back to school shopping rush, which is widely considered one of retail’s busiest seasons. And thanks to e-commerce, back-to-school shoppers can now do all of their shopping from the comfort of their own homes, avoiding the hassle of fighting department store crowds for this year’s coolest, must-have items. With a few slides and clicks on a smartphone, shoppers can now expect to receive an item at their doorstep the next day – or in some cases, in just a few hours. As evidence of the colossal growth of online shopping in recent years, retail giant Walmart recently acquired Jet.com, one of the fastest growing and most innovative e-commerce companies in the U.S, to expand its e-commerce operations.
Successful food and beverage manufacturers should commit to providing quality, consistent, and safe products. To remain competitive in the Food and Beverage industry, manufacturers need to proactively manage compliance in a constantly demanding and continuously changing regulatory environment. If your ERP is designed for the food industry, chances are, being food safety compliant and managing recalls will be easier for you. The food industry is unique in many ways; Inventory management, lot and date tracking, quality control and recall reporting are critical. A good Food ERP system should be specifically designed to meet these requirements and help processors cope with the challenges of FSMA by automating and integrating the business process across the organization.