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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

VIETRI Streamlines Processes With Vision33

Vision33, the largest global SAP Business One partner, recently announced the latest recipients of the 2017 Visionary Awards. Selected from over 800 customers worldwide, Visionary Award recipients highlight fast-growing companies committed to delivering the best experience possible to their customers through transformative business technology.


Vision33 presented the awards at this year’s Biz.One Conference held in October. Chief SAP Business One Ambassador, and host of the Vision33 TOTAL Care Wednesday Web Chat series, Carl Lewis presented the Visionary Awards to those in attendance. One of the award recipients was Italian ceramic distributor, VIETRI. VIETRI is the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products, working with family owned and operated factories throughout Italy. Their mission today remains the same as it was over 30 years ago: to inspire the celebration of life with family and friends through the joy of handcrafted Italian designs for the table, home, and garden.


Working with Vision33, VIETRI leveraged the SAP Business One's transparent inventory control and distribution functionality so that it could streamline its business processes. In doing so, its operations became more efficient and it could provide shorter shipping times, a huge for customer satisfaction.


"SAP Business One has streamlined our processes and helped us become one of the fastest shippers in the industry," says Jody Davis, Customer Service and IT Manager, VIETRI. To learn more exemplary ways that VIETRI leveraged SAP Business One solution to achieve its goals for growth and success, read the VIETRI customer success story.





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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wolf Creek Distribution Optimizes Inventory With MITS

Wolf Creek Company is a wholesale distributor of equipment and supplies for landscape, golf course and agricultural irrigation, landscape lighting, water features, lake aeration, fountains, and systems for pumping, waste harvesting, retention and drainage. Founded in 1961, the Dayton, Ohio-based firm serves hundreds of customers in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky.


Wolf Creek uses Epicor Prophet 21 to manage its business and run day-to-day operations. That software solution enables the company to carefully manage their business, but there are a number of critical answers the ERP system doesn’t directly provide—answers that are essential to Wolf Creek’s success: inventory and sales.


Through its participation in the irrigation industry’s Virtualrain buying group, Wolf Creek learned that MITS had an analytics solution in use with other ERP’s. The MITS Distributor Analytics solution was prepared to work with Prophet 21 as well. Wolf Creek acquired a server to host the solution, and the MITS team installed and adapted its analytic solution to work seamlessly with Prophet 21.


With the new solution in place, Wolf Creek sees significant advantages already. Now, sales reps can log into the MITS solution directly on their iPads and see how things are going across their entire customer base. With access to deep, item by- item inventory analysis, the company can—in a general way—better decide what to store in what quantities, and where. More specifically, it’s much faster and easier to identify specific instances of too much or too little stock.






To read more, and access additional case studies, visit the http://www.mits.com/mits-customer-success?resources=80



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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kerridge K8 Brings Success For ADM Pressings

ADM Pressings is a manufacturer of pressings, assemblies and fabricated products for the automotive industry. The company first implemented Kerridge's K8 Manufacturing in 1999 and played a key role in supporting the development of the system’s management information dashboard tools. The K8 Manufacturing system in use at ADM today is a much more advanced integrated product than the original version, and since then, the system’s value to ADM has grown progressively.


K8 Manufacturing enables ADM to operate efficiently with tight process controls in every area. From customer contacts, inquiries, quotations and orders through to purchasing, stock control, production scheduling and dispatch, the system lies at the heart of the business.


Gains and benefits include:
  • Real time data for effective decision making
  • A robust, integrated software platform
  • A scalable system for future developments
  • Integrated process control sales order to delivery
  • Effective stock control and purchasing
  • Comprehensive production and resource planning
  • Integrated accounts and robust financial management
  • User-defined and maintained management dashboards
  • Fully supported business processes


To read more about the ADM implementation and learn more about Kerridge K8 Manufacturing, visit the Kerridge Newsroom.








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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rowleys Wholesale Gains Efficiencies With Tour de Force

Rowleys Wholesale is a distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants, tires, equipment, and a variety of other products related to the automotive industry. Rowleys selected Tour de Force to provide customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), and business intelligence (BI).


The Rowleys Wholesale team responsible for selecting a CRM system unanimously agreed that Tour de Force was the best solution for them. The primary reasons that Rowleys Wholesale selected Tour de Force were the extensive integration to their Infor SX.enterprise ERP system, extensive integration with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server, the full range of features offered through the mobile solution, and Tour de Force’s extensive background and experience in the distribution industry.


“After reviewing a wide range of CRM solutions, it was clear to everyone involved that Tour de Force was the best fit for Rowleys Wholesale,” remarked Mike Rowley, co-owner and CIO. “Once we saw a demo, we were amazed at the extensive out of the box integration they provided to Infor SX.enterprise, without the need for expensive customizations or add-on middleware."


Other features of the system, such as the flexible permission structure, easy to navigate Manager’s Console, powerful Gap Analysis, and use of user defined fields contributed to Rowleys decision.


To read more about the Rowleys integration and learn about the features provided by Tour de Force, visit their online Case Studies.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wausau Supply cuts costs 30% with Infor Distribution SX.e

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.


Wausau Supply decided to change its mission and become a value-added-products distributor providing customized building products and features. Following that decision, the need arose to revise its software. The company was using a product that allocated inventory well but it did not have an up-to-date operating system for back office or logistics operations. With 11 distribution centers, Wausau Supply needed broad-based visibility into its inventory in every location.


After implementing Infor Distribution SX.e, Wausau Supply began seeing immediate process improvements. With an increased manufacturing presence, Wausau Supply has become stronger and its market share continues to expand. Infor Distribution SX.e has helped to increase productivity and reduce costs—both by 30%—while offering customers exactly what they want when they want it.


To read more, and access additional case studies, visit the Infor Newsroom.



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On Time Supply Enhances Inventory Management with Distribution One

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.


On Time Supply has also realized productivity improvements relating to their inventory. Under their manual method, the process of maintaining accurate inventory levels on Amazon required 4-5 hours of active daily oversight. After integration, ERP-ONE provides Amazon with real-time inventory levels to reconcile new changes to stock without employee interaction.


Another key component of On Time Supply’s success has been its ability to maintain accurate inventory levels between its storefront and Amazon. If a drill is purchased from the physical storefront, the adjusted information transfers from ERP-ONE to Amazon to ensure the correct product amounts are displayed. Having this inventory auto-update capability is crucial to successful marketplace selling as Amazon does not tolerate order cancellation rates over 2.5% due to out of stock items.


Read more on the Distribution One website.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Foundation Distributing Inc. Increases Flexibility, Fulfillment With Blue Link

Foundation Distributing Inc. is a wholesaler of Christian books, gifts and curriculum products in Canada and the U.S. and was faced with the challenge of implementing an accounting and inventory management software system to manage their business. Their key requirements were focused on inventory management and order fulfillment. A sophisticated and flexible inventory system was required to manage advance orders and the multitude of backorders and partial shipments that would result.


FDI needed enterprise inventory management software that could provide unrestricted real-time access to analyse and mine their data. There was a need to provide customers with various analyses of their purchases. In addition, they needed access to detailed inventory movement and history to maintain high fill rates without excess inventory. Bust most importantly, FDI needed an inventory management system that would meet their needs without blowing their budget.


FDI selected Blue Link Solutions as their inventory management software. The addition of order types gave users the ability to flag orders as ship completeor advance orders with a ship date in the future. A routine was developed to automatically fill backorders on a FIFO basis, after taking into consideration the special order types. A new screen was developed to consolidate multiple orders by customer and print a consolidated picking slip for the warehouse. This consolidation cut the picking time for multiple orders by over 70%.


FDI’s Pat Chown says, “Choosing Blue Link Solutions as our core inventory software was definitely the right decision! Blue Link has delivered a solution that allows us to manage our business very efficiently. The modifications to the software were implemented with great precision and have changed the way we do business today. We are able to upgrade to current versions of the software when we want, while retaining our custom modifications."




Learn more about Blue Link by visiting the Case Studies page on their website.



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