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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Case Study: Mark Two Distributors Ltd.




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Mark Two: UK Distributor Uses SAP Software to Help Retailers Build Web Sales


Mark Two, a distributor of kitchen and bathroom products, manages a network of warehouses, logistic services, and call centers. The company serves both major retail chains and independent stores, and offers a range of 20,000 products. This case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce.

mark two distributors  case study examines how Mark Two has been developing innovative Web sites using an SAP solution as part of an effort to help customers leverage the power of e-commerce. Read More

Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Part 3: Meeting the Objectives


Because the technology has become easier to implement, use, and maintain, many of the challenges to achieving the benefits that supply chain management software applications can provide have been removed.

mark two distributors  About the Author    MARK WELLS has worked for the past 20 years on many aspects supply chain management from within industry, as a supply chain consultant, and as part of a software development organization. For two years, he worked for a steel service center as an internal consultant. He holds an MBA from Drexel University where he has also taught operations management and operations research. He currently works for the applications development division of Oracle Corporation, focusing on supply chain Read More

Microsoft Business Network (MBN)--Coming of Age? Part Two: Market Impact


Microsoft Business Network (MBN) has the potential to deliver the never really (or hardly ever) realized benefits of early dot-com era Internet trading exchanges or networks that could reasonably and effectively link customers to their trading partners.

mark two distributors  is nearing the 300,000 mark. Hence, one should not be surprised by MBS'' recent, more upbeat results in a great part from up-selling so-called surrounding applications like Microsoft Business Network ( MBN ), Microsoft Demand Planner , or Microsoft Business Portal to its existing ERP users (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ). In late 2003, MBS enhance its current line of ERP business solutions and service offerings in terms of helping its small, mid-market segment and even Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

mark two distributors  a hold on the market as possible before enterprise and platform vendors catch up. This is especially true for the remaining tier two and tier three retail point solution vendors. If they cannot gain significant traction and distinctive differentiation, they could find themselves in a position of needing to either being acquired or joining forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor via alliance or acquisition. User Recommendations Retailers will have to find a fine balance Read More

Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part Two


At the recent Acumatica Partner Summit 2014, the focus was on the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor’s partner ecosystem. In this post, part two of our series on the Partner Summit, we’ll look at Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and future possibilities for the partner ecosystem.

mark two distributors  building). In his opening remarks, Roskill said that 2014 has been another year of acceleration, as Acumatica continues to deliver a great product, add customers, and grow its partner channel.   Although coming from a smaller base, Acumatica is outgrowing the competition (including even the ever upbeat NetSuite ) with an over 50 percent annual growth rate in 2013–2014, and its reputation and brand is growing with a partner ecosystem-centric model, helping both its partners and customers unlock their Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims


ROI (return on investment) has taken on new importance in examining business initiatives and programs that often involve deployment of enterprise software and information technology. In some cases, "Show me the ROI" has become a smokescreen for "Let's wait and see" or, "Go away. Don't bother me."

mark two distributors  the demands of today''s market, enterprise software vendors at the very least play lip service to ROI selling. For many, this means showing prospects that under some average or typical conditions, implementing the software can lead to a direct cost savings that will cover the software license fee in some specified period. Vendors generally express this by saying something like, Customers will get a ROI in less than a year. Some vendors attempt a more sophisticated approach. Perhaps they provide an Read More

APV Reduces Stockkeeping by Two-Thirds with Intentia


Production based on the principles of lean manufacturing combined with Movex APP has been the key to significant improvements since the end of the 1990s at pump manufacturer APV Products in Horsens, Denmark. “By streamlining the many workflows, we have been able to cut out all the redundant processes. Thus we have seen an amazing reduction of delivery time, from twenty-five days to only a couple of days. At the same time our inventory turnover has increased, which means that our inventory has been reduced to a third. And last but not least, our productivity is higher.” Bjorn Sommer, Product Line Manager, APV Products.

mark two distributors  APV Products in Horsens, Denmark. “By streamlining the many workflows, we have been able to cut out all the redundant processes. Thus we have seen an amazing reduction of delivery time, from twenty-five days to only a couple of days. At the same time our inventory turnover has increased, which means that our inventory has been reduced to a third. And last but not least, our productivity is higher.” Bjorn Sommer, Product Line Manager, APV Products. Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Two: Market Impact


SMEs have recently begun to seek integration platforms that address the end-to-end business process management (BPM) rather than the traditional pesky point-to-point interconnectivity solutions. IBM's strategy of selling WebSphere Express through local VARs and of letting smaller enterprises deploy only what they need in an incremental fashion, should go a long way with the current buying patterns.

mark two distributors  help IBM penetrate the market and should give all other SME contestants run for their money and a need to rethink their value propositions. This concludes Part Two of a three-part note. Part One summarized the event. Part Three will discuss the Challenges and make User Recommendations. Read More

SOA From a Management Perspective: Part Two


Despite the numerous benefits companies can expect from service-oriented architecture, the technology is still relatively new and implementation costs are steep, raising several concerns. For most companies, a wait-and-see approach is likely the best course of action for now.

mark two distributors  in missing the SOA mark and achieving its expected benefits. How Can You Get to SOA? Now you''re excited about SOA. You have bought into the benefits and can''t wait to get started. Not so fast! SOA is a tough sell to company executives. SOA helps your company be more flexible and agile. However, it is difficult to make a business case or develop cost savings based on flexibility and agility. Except in the rare cases where responsiveness can mean the winning or losing market share, justification for a Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

mark two distributors  US dollars, European euro marks, Japanese yen, Danish kroner, or Mexican pesos. In any language, RFID serves closer inspection and should be on every company''s radar screen. However, given that KiMs is still running in parallel with its barcode systems and quantifying the benefits, two conclusions can be made. First, implementing RFID does not happen overnight and management needs to be prepared for this eventuality. Secondly, RFID requires a significant capital investment. According to a recent industry Read More

Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio Management


Two models exist for implementing project portfolio management (PPM) systems: the engagement profitability model, and the budget alignment model. The former uses projects and programs as vehicles for managing revenue-generating engagements. The latter is an operational environment where project value varies, and project costs constitute an expense overhead. PPM can align these models to shorten engagements through standard implementation plans.

mark two distributors  customer is the target market being served. In the budget alignment model, the customer is usually internal constituents and stakeholders. Creating Value In both models, PPM systems have tremendous potential to impact the ability to create value. Value creation in the budget alignment model requires tight control of costs, strategic resource allocation and coordinated delivery. In the engagement profitability model, value creation requires tight control of profit margins, maximum resource utilization and Read More

The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses


This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.

mark two distributors  Market Impact of Two Powerhouses Market Impact This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of the two superpowers at the (perhaps even more promising) lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One player is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) , who underwent two major, well-publicized acquisitions in the early 2000s (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions ). The other player is the UK-based the Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), who has been Read More

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mark two distributors  firms have created and market mind mapping software. In many ways, mind mapping has become an active subculture supported by a mind mapping application clearing-house at http://www.mindmap-software.com . A recent visit to the site found fifteen mind mapping application vendors for the PC. A Google search (relevancy listing) to narrow the search and find the top three competitors to MindManager resulted in two commercial applications and one Java open-source freeware product. The top two listed commercial Read More

Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good


For every vendor, focus often results with more value to its targeted customers. Two highly focused vendors that also remain profitable and growing even in these difficult economic times, Ross Systems and Prescient Systems, are thus seemingly poised to offer enriched combined value proposition to their respective markets.

mark two distributors  Vendors Team For Their Markets'' Good Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets'' Good P.J. Jakovljevic - August 5, 2002 Event Summary Ross Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ROSS , www.rossinc.com) is very focused on the ERP and e-business needs of the process markets. Privately held Prescient Systems (www.prescientsystems.com), on the other hand, is very focused on the supply chain needs of the consumer goods markets. Their recent announcement teams the two to provide a complete system for the target markets. Read More