What if companies could tear down application and departmental boundaries to quickly collaborate and tackle unexpected problems – at a moment’s notice? This is the…
Countless sci-fi novels and Hollywood blockbusters feature futuristic worlds where flying objects are the norm. Guess what? We are starting to see this come to…
DALLAS — SAP today announced the availability of the SAP ERP Customer Order Entry mobile app on SAP Store.
I have compared my daughters’ consumer habits to distributors using software solutions for enterprise purchasing and to determine the cost to serve. So it’s no surprise that there are similarities between how they manage or don’t manage their rooms to how distributors manage their warehouses.
Last time we discussed how my daughters’ spending was out of control and how that compared to some distributors I have worked with whose spending was also out of control. I had a few suggestions that could help both my kids and these distributors get their spending under control. And since there are similarities (or since the analogy worked so well) that exist between the two, I’m going to use the analogy again on the topic of cost to serve.
Distributors focus upon a narrower list of Transportation Management Solution (TMS) features than manufacturers. Here is how I would categorize TMS features in three tiers based on additional input wholesale companies consistently tell me.
I consider myself a reasonable person, despite the fact that I have two teenage daughters. In these formable years I try to instill life lessons whenever possible, such as pick-up after yourself and save some money so you have something to fall back on. But this “mall” thing may be a challenge that’s just too big for me.
As a follow-up to my September 27, 2011 blog entitled “Wholesale Distribution in the Moment”, I thought I would extend my point of view on the mobility topic by sharing my recent experiences in the field with several distributor sales representatives.
As I make my way around the U.S. talking with wholesale distributors about their business challenges, and, the opportunities to leverage enterprise technology to solve…
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