Topic: Distribution

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.

Video: Robust Warehouse Management Capabilities Required for New Inventory Challenges

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past, distributors still are challenged like never before: Supply chain networks remain exceptionally complex, customer demands continue to escalate and disruptions are near-constant. What can forward-thinking distributors do to optimize operations today and enable success tomorrow?

Video: What is Low-Code? How Does it Help Overcome ERP Adaptation Hurdles?

ERP software vendors have been talking about low-code solutions for some time. And manufacturers and distributors have questions: How can low-code help organizations adapt faster to the changes in the marketplace? Etienne Ouvry, Senior Business Consultant for QAD, offers answers.

Video: Pacific Plumbing Supply Enables Future Success With Broad Change Now

Like many mid-sized distributors, Pacific Plumbing Supply Company chafed against the limitations of its legacy management platform and scraped by with a number of time-consuming manual workaround processes. Owners and managers knew it was well past time to implement a modern ERP solution and gain the advantages it would offer.

Video Insight: Ultra’s Jeff Carr on Business Process Maturity

Listen in as Ultra's CEO Jeff Carr covers a broad list of topics, including how manufacturers are coping with today’s business challenges and how Industry 4.0 technologies offer mid-sized organizations huge benefits.

Distributors: How to Be Like Amazon (3 Steps)

At this point, business customers, like consumers, expect the Amazon experience: They want what they want ASAP. And they want the buying process to be frictionless.
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Distributors feel the impact from customer-focused, high-volume retailers like Amazon and big-box organizations. This shifting competitive landscape places pressure on wholesalers and distributors to fulfill orders faster and more efficiently.

When it comes to technology initiatives to address these challenges, successful projects look at more than implementing enterprise technology.

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Software selection and implementation processes often present challenges of their own. To steer you around trouble and help you drive success, Ultra’s experts compiled a list of pain points and solutions to be aware of as you embark on this journey.

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