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Wausau Supply cuts costs 30% with Infor Distribution SX.e
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wausau Supply is a privately owned company in Wausau, Wisconsin, distributing building materials from 11 distribution centers and 6 light manufacturing plants in 5 states in the Midwest. Wausau Supply also provides value-added services that include a complete line of custom-finished interior and exterior doors, engineered wood products, and custom-finished cement siding. The company’s major customers have been small,private lumber yards, as well as a growing number of customers that constitute large buying groups.

The primary business challenge that Wausau Supply faced was its ability to provide next-day delivery to not only small lumber yards, which had been its major customer over many years, but also a greater number of conglomerates that were purchasing together. Because the company began to see more competition from “big box” distribution centers, it required a refocusing of strategy to maintain profitability.

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On Time Supply Enhances Inventory Management with Distribution One
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

From high-quality tools to warranty repair service for air compressors, pneumatic tools, and more, On Time Supply is a distributor in the wholesale hardware industry. On Time Supply relies on the supplementary integration between Distribution One’s comprehensive ERP-ONE software and Amazon for accurate online inventory management and fast order processing.

Integrating ERP-ONE with Amazon provides auto-processing of orders as well as inventory auto-adjustments. The connectivity between Amazon and ERP-ONE has saved On Time Supply up to 2 hours of order processing time savings every day. When viewed on a monthly scale, this equates to a full week of productivity savings.

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Featured in the 2017 Software Guides: How To Create a Digital Transformation Scorecard
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Digital Transformation is the use of technology to radically improve the performance and reach of enterprises. Transformation means that digital usage enables new types of innovation and creativity rather than simply enhancing and supporting traditional methods.

The 2017 Software Guides are the only software selection guide specifically developed for the unique needs of the distribution and manufacturing community. The new editions are designed to assist you, the Wholesale Distributor and Manufacturer, evaluate, compare and analyze software to determine which products fit your operation.

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Leaping into the Cloud and Grow with QuickBooks Training
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Brown Smith Wallace and Intuit teamed up to bring you hands-on training and valuable resources to help you get the most out of QuickBooks Online.
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  Signavio Webinar: A Recipe for Process Improvement Success Signavio Webinar: A Recipe for Process Improvement Success
  In this webinar, we will take a look at the Recipe for Process Improvement Success. Todd Snover will take you through the ideal “ingredient list” for ongoing process improvement success, the mapping of current business processes, and objectively measuring performance, and much more. By the end, you’ll know the importance of a good recipe for success, and how to tell whether your company has the right materials that it needs to whip up your desired process improvements. Learn more...


Todd Snover, Supervisor at Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services, Business Process & Systems Group

 

 

  Infor And Brown Smith Wallace Team Up To Improve Your Business Processes With iMap Infor And Brown Smith Wallace Team Up To Improve Your Business Processes With iMap
  Drive your business forward with a process improvement evaluation. Learn more...

Infor And Brown Smith Wallace Team Up To Improve Your Business Processes With iMap
 

  Learn More About Business Process Improvement Services for Your Organization Infor, Learn More About Business Process Improvement Services for Your Organization
  As seen at Infor Town Hall Meeting
  Business process improvement can take many forms. We provide a full range of services that maximize the return on investment of your improvement projects. Learn more...  

Todd Snover, Supervisor at Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services, Business Process & Systems Group

 
 

  9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late 9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late
  Why should a distributor consider an outside ERP over their homegrown system? This new white paper discusses a number of reasons, ranging from data and systems architecture limitations to cost and integration issues. Learn more...
9 Reasons to Retire Your "Homegrown" ERP Software Solution Before It's Too Late

  11 Criteria for Selecting The Best ERP System Replacement 11 Criteria for Selecting The Best ERP System Replacement
 
An ERP system is your information backbone and reaches into all areas of your business and value-chain. Replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. Here are the 11 criteria that allow you to identify and select the solution that will meet these expectations. Learn more... 11 Criteria for Selecting The Best ERP System Replacement

  Distributors, are you ready to sell to, buy from and employ the next generation? Distributors, are you ready to sell to, buy from and employ the next generation?

 
Wholesale distribution is leapfrogging other industry sectors in its rapid adoption of mobile platforms. Although only 10% of wholesale distributors see themselves as mobility market leaders today, nearly 60% expect to fit that category by 2015. Although the distribution industry has a reputation as a tough audience for new technology options, Infor Distribution customers and partners are showing thought leadership on ways to filter and procure the data, all the way to actual application ideas. The experience points to three calls to action that mobile platforms can answer: empowering employees, engaging customers, and amplifying partnerships. Read the entire industry viewpoint article. Distributors, are you ready to sell to, buy from and employ the next generation?