The Holiday season is amongst us, and with that brings the holiday shopping rush. This is the time of year when retailers enjoy significant revenues, but the holiday season can also bring challenges for retailers without a proper inventory management solution in place. It is estimated that 87 million people will be shopping during this holiday season. With that kind of demand for goods, it is imperative that retailers properly prepare and manage their inventory, with up to 40% of retailers’ annual sales occurring during the holiday season. (Source: National Retail Federation, derived from Bureau of Labor Statistics data). Along with in-house shoppers, retailers are experiencing a sizable increase to their e-commerce sales as well.
As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches, I would like to give special thanks to the core of VAI’s business operation…… both family members and our extended family, our VAI employees. Immediate family members have important roles in the organization and are ultimately responsible for maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction and providing leading edge products and services. Equally important are our employees, many whom have been with VAI for 20 to 30 years. They are also part of the VAI family, based on our years and time spent together, our mutual goals and objectives, and shared recognition that to be successful, we need to work together as a cohesive team. We take pride in running a business centered on core values that deliver exceptional customer service and expertise to our worldwide customer base. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work with such a talented and motivated team, as it has given VAI the opportunity to grow over the years by offering the highest level of customer satisfaction.
If you’re a food and beverage manufacturer operating in today’s economy, your ERP system must support the functions that are critical to run your business. Your system should be flexible and easy to use, support innovation, and have the potential to further your company’s future growth.
Fall, a time for pumpkin picking, apple cider, hayrides, roasted corn and a fan favorite amongst the kids…Halloween. As adults, the spooky aspects of this frightful time of year don’t seem to faze us. No matter how many ghouls and monsters we see roaming that misty 31st night we simply do not get scared.
Social mobility gives us the freedom to move amongst other social strata’s in society. To Millennials, it is life in the norm, to the older generations, it can often be confusing and a bit complicated but to the technologically savvy, it represents the present and the future. How many times a day – or an hour – do we use our phones to send a text, use a search engine tool, check our social media status or just take a selfie? The world of mobility is here and it is booming! Just like learning to walk, or eat with a fork, we must all learn to adapt to the ever changing waves of technology, and Mobile technology is at the forefront of innovation.
VAI Executive Summit 2015- The Future Of Technology Begins With Growth. Luscious green grass, the clinking of wine glasses and chatty crowds are just some of the sights and sounds you would have seen and heard during VAI’S 2015 Executive Summit.