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Keeping the Warehouse Clean

A clean warehouse is an important element for ensuring efficient pick, pack, and ship operations.  By clean, I don’t mean free of dust and debris, I mean free of boxes of raw materials that haven’t been accounted for and placed on inventory shelves or that are stored haphazardly around the warehouse.  An unorganized warehouse can […]

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Identifying Your Need for Multiple Shipping Carriers

You may have gotten away with one shipping carrier in the past, but more and more companies are finding the need to put their eggs in multiple baskets. It’s not just convenient to have carrier options―it can be more cost-efficient, as well as help you provide better customer service. Today’s technology has changed the way […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Compare ERP Software Packages, ERP for distribution, ERP for manufacturing, ERP for retail and hospitality, Supply chain management (SCM)

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It’s the Dawn of the Digital Era

Here are two words to watch for over the upcoming months―digital and nexus.  In Gartner: ‘Every budget is an IT budget’, posted on Zdnet.com, Larry Dignan discusses that within the next few years, 25 percent of companies will have a chief ‘digital’ officer and companies will be searching for new ways to digitize their business. […]

Categories: Business Intelligence, Choosing an ERP VAR/Partner, Epicor ERP Solutions, ERP Functionality

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What’s in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)?

A manufacturing execution system (MES) enables the manufacturer to reduce material, inventory, and labor costs through demand-driven procurement, lean scheduling opportunities, and increased real-time visibility throughout the production cycle.  Sounds complicated, but it isn’t if you have the right technology. You already have defined manufacturing operations in place.  You have a sequence of operations that […]

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Find your Critical Data Faster with a Single Software Solution

Do you spend more time looking for data than actually using it?  By the time you find a customer sales history, last quarter’s P/L, or try to figure out whether your project is still within budget, you risk having old data and worse yet, using old data to make important business decisions.  Get your entire […]

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Sustainable Value Chain Management

Businesses these days are under increasing pressure to ensure that they have the most effective supply chain management system in place. This pressure is not only internally, where the business is expected to have a supply chain that is as streamlined and cost effective as possible, but also externally from various organizations and government who […]

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Epicor raised the bar with its latest release

Business is not stagnant, it is constantly changing due to fluctuations in the marketplace, customer demands, and many other factors.  Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software shouldn’t be stagnant either and Epicor Software Corporation just released its newest version of the Epicor® ERP software solution.  This new release offers over 300 new features and enhancements […]

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You can have it all in a single software

Remember the days when we would tote a heavy briefcase was full of gadgets and papers to client meetings – a PDA for schedule and client information, cell phone, and file folders full of customer contracts and documents? It’s amazing that today you can have all of these features on a small Smartphone or tablet, […]

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Don’t let your supply chain be a weak link

The ability to manage your supply chain has a significant effect on the products you supply your customers.  If you can’t get the raw materials in a timely fashion or at the right price, then you risk customer satisfaction.  Know your most reliable suppliers and strengthen business relationships with the others by using Epicor® Distribution […]

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Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable at the Heart of your Business

There is no doubt that financials is the lifeblood of your organization.  At the heart of your financials are the processes surrounding accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR).  If you can successfully manage both AP and AR, you’ll see healthier overall business success, but how do you achieve this?  A recent Aberdeen Group Research […]

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