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Wholesale and Retail Trade
Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations
Trade Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations in demand; heavy competition; and local, national, and international regulatory compliance issues. These companies have also seen increases in business costs, ranging from transportation and delivery to the necessity of managing a large number of remote divisions.
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Giving Trade Companies Fast Time to Value
To succeed, wholesale distributors must respond quickly to customers’ expectations of high-quality, differentiated services. Good supplier relationships are
to Value To succeed, wholesale distributors must respond quickly to customers’ expectations of high-quality, differentiated services. Good supplier relationships are crucial, too. Operational excellence and information transparency are key to keeping these important relationships running smoothly. Find out about solutions that can help you improve transparency and coordination, and also streamline inventory management.
SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.
delivery model to the wholesale and distribution industry. We'll examine vendor's capabilities across four main business areas: SCM distribution process management retail and commerce back-office operations About SCM SCM is the process of managing suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and customer business processes across five major areas: Warehouse management systems (WMSs) enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system
Case Study: Noble Trade
Noble Trade, a wholesale distributor of industrial materials, lacked a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Customer data wasn’t organized, and
Trade Noble Trade, a wholesale distributor of industrial materials, lacked a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Customer data wasn’t organized, and customer activity history was being lost. To address these issues, managers selected Microsoft® Dynamics CRM Online as the company’s CRM solution. One of the benefits is better collaboration between sales and service, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
International Trade or ITL Adoption
Globalization of the Supply Chain means adoption of ITL is not an option.
the supplier-retailer link. The wholesale movement of manufacturing overseas, especially to the Far East, is accelerating. The US balance of trade numbers make painfully clear the high percentage of US-consumed goods manufactured overseas. There is also a boom in private labeling, with some retailers dealing directly with overseas manufacturers. There has been an onslaught of security-related regulations and requirements. And competition to make supply chains leaner and quicker has increased the pressure
The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain
The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However,
Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.
Single Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues
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Source or Best of Breed - The Debate Continues The Situation The ERP base is up and running and now the needs of the business demand the addition of functionality beyond that base. The additional functionality may be supply chain management (SCM), business intelligence (BI) New Product Development (NPD), or any of a long list of acronyms. Perhaps your ERP vendor will not have the extension or its functionality will be clearly inappropriate for your needs and you will turn to another vendor for the
Future Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment
The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor, IBS, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, SAP, and VAI, as
Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Part 2: Outside-In Omnichannel Fulfillment The TEC Vendor Challenge was in full swing last week, with 2 days' worth of vendor demonstrations from Epicor , IBS , Infor , Microsoft , NetSuite , SAP , and VAI , as well as presentations and dynamic discussions. In part 1 of this blog post series , I provided highlights from the TEC Vendor Challenge on how disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of the wholesale distribution industry. In this second post
Global Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations
The global trade management market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and competition will only increase in the future. While each GTM
Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations Competition TradeBeam , one of the largest global trade management (GTM) solution providers in the market, provides an indisputably competitive product. Through a series of mergers and in-house, organic developments, TradeBeam has developed or is in the process of cultivating a holistic approach to global trade, encompassing import shipment visibility to trade compliance. However, the GTM market is characterized by early adopters and
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Distribution for Trade and Service Companies
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services, high tech, and wholesale distribution. Its features include partner channel management, marketing, sales, professional services, interaction center management, real-time offer management, web channel management, trade promotion management, and business communication management.
Amber Road, headquartered in New Jersey, is a provider of global trade management (GTM) software for importers, exporters, and third-party logistics service
Road Amber Road, headquartered in New Jersey, is a provider of global trade management (GTM) software for importers, exporters, and third-party logistics service providers. Amber Road GTM solutions automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow unimpeded across international borders in the most efficient, compliant, and profitable way. These solutions use a combination of enterprise-class software, intelligent trade content, and a global trade network that connects supply chain
Case Study: TradeTools Direct
Since opening its first location in 1987, Australia’s TradeTools Direct has become a multilocation retailer to customers in the building trade. When it came
Global Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic?
After 9/11, the analyst community optimistically predicted a sharp rise in the demand for global trade management (GTM) software. While initially vendor shares
Trade Management Software Vendors Under-Perform, But Were Predictions Overly Optimistic? Background The Internet has enabled a networked world. Communication infrastructures and emerging applications, coupled with global sourcing alternatives have dramatically opened the door for international trade. Unfortunately, as a direct result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York (US), scrutiny and security, not e-commerce, have become the main themes for global trade today. By
Does Supply Chain Management Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution?
This paper examines the steel service center segment of the wholesale distribution industry as a case in point of the challenges facing distributors and the
Software Make Sense in Wholesale Distribution? Executive Summary Growing competitive pressures compel strategies and tactics that yield efficiency and efficacy within virtual supply chains. This is especially true for middle tier suppliers. For example, distributors are finding that they need managers who are not only good expediters and know their products, but who also understand how to use decision support tools to make their work more effective. Advances in information technology now make it
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