Many firms—including those in the wholesale distribution sector—have achieved more efficient and business operations by using cloud-based ERP. Whatever the variations on the theme, wholesale distributors face challenges ranging from tight margins to supply chain and delivery-carrier dependencies. Succeeding in this demanding and fast-paced sector requires that companies operate with high efficiency and low error rates. Wholesale distributors that don’t closely track and optimize their core operations can put critical business relationships at risk, seriously undermining their profitability and growth potential.
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As an IT leader, a lot is being asked of you: drive transformational change, get the most out of your current IT investments with even higher performance, and be the strategic advisor to your business partners. What if you could transform your company's future by increasing the flexibility and agility of your IT infrastructure to support the rapidly evolving needs of your business? Read this paper to discover how modern enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe have adopted new ERP strategies to support their growth.
In this paper you will learn:
The challenges facing IT and how to evolve your IT architecture to support the modern business.
A new strategy for the enterprise involving ERP that increases the flexibility and agility required to add new business models, integrate acquisitions and support innovation.
Answers to frequently asked questions when modernizing IT.
Seemingly unrelated events can conspire to harm your business when you rely on far-flung networks of suppliers, vendors, and service providers. Read “The Butterfly Effect” to learn how global organizations can address the threat of third party disruption in today’s economy.
Can a better demand-driven supply chain positively impact the bottom line? The future belongs to the new customer. Customer experience is becoming undeniably more important, yet many companies lack responsive and agile supply chains that can continually adjust to fluctuating customer requirements. Read more.
Manufacturers are gunning for growth and plan to put significant investment into R&D and new markets in order to achieve their ambitions. But without overall market growth, competition will be fierce. Read more.
Manufacturers who want to link machines, sensors, processes, and people together face a daunting challenge. Here are three things that can help you improve supply chain visibility, mitigate risk and grow into new markets.
This series explores the role of modern digital technology in the evolution of manufacturing production, defined here as the value chain of internal and external contributors to the manufacture and delivery of products. Each chapter is designed to help operators visualize how they can build-out production of the future, and how to leverage help from the value chain to make faster progress.
The production of counterfeit products is an increasing problem that affects the entire electrical industry. Counterfeit protective devices, like circuit breakers, including GFCI and AFCI for personal protection, pose one of the most significant risks to facility and employee safety.
Because counterfeit products are more difficult to detect than ever, we as an industry must do more to guard against their risks and liabilities. By purchasing products from authorized resellers and using available tools to authenticate products, buyers can ensure a safer supply chain that mitigates the risk sub-standard and counterfeit electrical safety devices pose.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
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Learn about how an Information Agenda can help your organization create information agility, invest in the right Information On Demand projects and create a long term Information On Demand enabled infrastructure to achieve business goals and create competitive advantages.
"Get this white paper to learn 10 ways senior executives can more effectively manage their assets in an uncertain economy. David Berger, a Partner at Western Management Consultants, outlines strategies that help to avoid any damage, as well as improve in productivity and profitability.
In the IBM white paper, "Supply Chain Management 2010 and Beyond WP," you'll see how the role of the supply chain manager is shifting from tactical to strategic. And learn why successful supply chains must be strategic, dynamic and customer-driven.
In the IBM white paper, "The Smarter Supply Chain of the Future: Global Chief Officer Supply Chain Study," you'll see how sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques can predict, if not prevent, disruptions before they occur.
Major retailers and mass merchandisers are turning up the pressure on their trading partners and even other retailers to implement Global Data Synchronization (GDS) within their organizations. These advocates see GDS and participation in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) as the best path to improving the timeliness and accuracy of their supply chains, particularly once these efforts are broadly supported across the retail supply chain landscape.
When companies adopted Just-In-Time (JIT) tactics, they did so primarily to reduce inventory costs. For the most part, this strategy worked. Reducing stocks of raw materials, parts, assemblies and finished goods reduces carrying costs, allowing companies to invest the freed-up funds in more productive assets and projects.
This white paper provides an overview of the growing opportunities for EDI managers and coordinators. It highlights how their role can change from being responsible for implementation of technologies for operational activities to being infrastructure leaders. It shows how they can deliver increased efficiencies and velocity for value chain automation, which increases visibility, control and agility for a business.
The challenges presented by multiple Value-Added Networks (VANs) and managing diverse trading partners create barriers to the efficiencies promised by EDI. Multiple providers mean multiple points of failure with no one entity to hold accountable. Also, as trading communities grow, end-to-end supply chain visibility becomes an essential operational requirement.
No enterprise is an island. Goods and services flow in from suppliers. When you include suppliers of wares for raw material extractors, along with recyclers that turn consumer and commercial waste into new raw materials and finished goods, it is a supply chain with no beginning and no end.
Business Community Management is a strategic vision that creates a comprehensive view of the supply chain by integrating the technology, business processes and communication of the entire business community to facilitate end-to-end supply chain visibility. This white paper will examine the current state of B2B communication; detail the steps needed to mitigate the challenges created by B2B; and more.
The question for today's supply chain professional isn't whether your ERP offers warehouse management functionality. The question is whether you'll actually be able to achieve efficient order fulfillment operations when using it.
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