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Distribution Q&A: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – and Smart Changes to Make

Many distributors struggled in the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is old news. What’s interesting – and important – now is to look at how distributors reacted and adapted to a suddenly (and fundamentally) changed business environment, determine the lessons learned from the unprecedented disruption, and identify the changes required to be ready for the (inevitable) disruptions to come.

Video: 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid in ERP Software Selection

The ERP software you choose will affect the way you conduct business for years to come, and it will impact virtually every business function. It’s a significant investment, too. So it’s critical to find a solution suited to your industry and your company’s unique needs. Whether or not you manufacture industrial equipment, you’ll learn how to choose the right ERP solution for your organization in this excerpt from a recent webinar.

Top 10 Distribution KPIs: Our Experts Discuss Today’s Most Critical Metrics

In today’s new now, it’s important for distributors to do everything they can to shave costs, increase revenue and boost profitability. The question – and challenge – is identifying the processes and functions where efficiencies, pennies and a tenth of a percentage point in margin improvement can be found. The right metrics will make the answer clear.

7 IEM Pain Points (and How Modern ERP Offers Solutions)

With extraordinarily complex products, complicated production processes and unique management, financial, integration, quoting and planning challenges, industrial equipment manufacturers are looking at today’s advanced ERP solutions to ease their pains.

3 Questions about PLM and ERP

As a member of Ultra’s team of independent ERP consultants guiding manufacturers and distributors, I often work with engineering-intensive companies seeking the capabilities of product lifecycle management software (PLM).

What’s Ahead in Manufacturing in 2019?

Looking ahead to the New Year, Ultra sees key trends for what’s ahead in manufacturing in 2019.

We’re expecting “smart manufacturing” to get even smarter. At the same time, manufacturing in 2019 will see continued market volatility. We also see managing change as a key aspect of the New Year.

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