Topic: Distribution

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Ultra Pushes Chicago Tube ERP Project Forward Through COVID and Customization Challenges

Chicago Tube & Iron was at a technology dead-end: Its 30-year-old, Unix-based operations management system was heavily customized and difficult to maintain and update. While it served the distribution and fabrication company well for many years through changing business models, it was (past) time for an ERP upgrade. But COVID pandemic restrictions and complex customizations presented challenges.
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New ERP Software Vendor Report: Info & Insight on Today’s Top Solutions for Distributors

To accelerate core processes, maximize efficiency and have an up-to-the-minute view of operations, distributors need the right ERP solution – one that meets the unique needs of the industry and their organization. What is the best ERP software for your company? Get the detailed knowledge you need to make an informed and intelligent choice when you read the 2021 ERP Vendor Update: Distribution.

Key Distribution KPIs Offer Distributors New Efficiencies and Better Bottom Line (Video)

For distributors, metrics can point the way to profits. Up-to-the-minute, detailed and accurate key performance indicators (KPIs) – driven by data provided by your ERP solution – can tell you which processes are working well, which are broken, which can be improved and which offer the greatest opportunity to improve your bottom line.

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.

Robust Warehouse Management Capabilities Required for New Inventory Challenges (Video)

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?

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

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.
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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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6 SOFTWARE SELECTION & IMPLEMENTATION PAIN POINTS + SOLUTIONS

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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