The right Warehouse Management System (WMS) can save your business time and money, enhance customer satisfaction, and boost employee productivity. Choosing the wrong system for your business however can actually impair your customer service, drag down productivity and drive up costs. Your business requires a WMS that can automate your operation and increase your ROI. What then, should you consider when evaluating your warehouse operations and needs?
We have all been to an event or business meeting at some point in our careers. Learning the do’s and don’ts of networking takes experience, trial, and error. Business networking is an effective, low-cost marketing method that can help develop sales opportunities. It is the connecting of individuals, through trust and relationship building, and these individuals can become walking, talking advertisements for your business. Networking doesn’t have to be your typical face-to-face encounter. Rather, it can be a simple phone call, email or social media connection. Immersing into one or all of these business savvy communication methods can give you the chance to not only discuss your business with professionals, but also the opportunity to learn from others.
April 4, 2016 Software/Technology
By the time you finish reading this sentence, two more Americans will have fallen prey to credit card fraud. That’s right: according to recent research, $16 billion was stolen from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, equating to one new fraud victim every two seconds. Because of the prevalence of fraud, EMV chip cards have been introduced in the United States as a safer payment option.
March 26, 2016 Cloud Computing
Cloud nine can be defined as a feeling of great happiness, almost as if you’re drifting away with no care in sight, on a soft luxurious cloud. Those who are operating their ERP through Cloud technology are on their way to achieving that exact same feeling. Cloud solutions offer cost reductions, an increase in more user friendly features, as well as drastic visibility connection. Companies running their ERP in the cloud have seen increased efficiency, flexibility, and collaboration, and have witnessed the potential for more accurate and timely forecasting, with real-time access to data. With Cloud ERP implementation on the rise, wholesale distributors and manufacturers who utilize cloud technology place themselves in a position to succeed, and rest easy on “Cloud 9.”
Keeping on top of today’s ever-changing technology can be a challenge, one that HVAC distributors particularly can find overwhelming. There are numerous technology options that can change the way the HVAC industry does business. Here is 1 of 3 tips to power the way you look at technology. To read the full article, head to Distribution Center.
February 16, 2016 Software/Technology
With the age of Big Data among us, technologies continue to transform the way we do business in the retail marketplace. Unfortunately, many businesses lack the talent and structure to turn big data into a competitive advantage. According to Aberdeen “Next-Generation Retail: Blend the Power if Big Data,” companies that excel in building and managing a data-driven infrastructure while managing shopper interactions will see annual improvements in ROI. Understanding and addressing the needs of consumers has always remained a challenge for many retailers. Companies that do excel in building and managing a data-driven infrastructure allow business leaders to translate the confusion of the data into clear insights. Here are 3 reasons it makes good business sense to follow their lead.