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How Chemical Companies Can Mitigate the Impacts of the War in Ukraine

Earlier this year, as the world economy continued reopening, the US chemical industry was poised for a strong recovery. But just when chemical companies thought they could catch their breath, Russia sucked the air out of the room. How the…

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The ‘Just in Case’ Supply Chain Mindset:
How Manufacturers are Accelerating Digital Strategies

Over the last two years manufacturing has been the definition of resilient. From losses in financial and human capital to complete operational overhaul, it’s weathered the worst – and come out ahead. Not only did manufacturers make in-the-moment pivots, they’ve…

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Project Spotlight: How JR’s POS Depot is Forging Ahead with Net at Work and Acumatica

JR’s POS Depot are distributors of a full complement of point-of-sale equipment to financial institutions and gateway partners. Founded more than 20 years ago, JR’s POS Depot has a well-earned reputation for providing a wide-range of equipment coupled with value-added…

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Discrete Manufacturers: Say Goodbye to Supply Chain Headaches and Hello to Traceability

For discrete manufacturers, supply chain challenges are increasing every year and becoming more of a daily concern. A recent report from IDC says that 97% of discrete manufacturers will focus on visibility, with 60% concentrating their efforts on end-to-end traceability…

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Demand Planning Takes on New Importance: Post-pandemic Forecasting Requires Clear Insight

It seems everyone is talking about the shock to the world’s supply chains triggered by the pandemic and its nascent recovery. With much of the focus on how to get raw materials when and where we need them, less of…

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The Digital Imperative for Manufacturers

It’s ingrained in the American psyche — the scrappy, hardworking individualism, resourcefulness, and sheer determination that leads to entrepreneurial success. The only trouble with that trope is that scrappy is just not scalable. While brute force and a commitment to…

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How Manufacturers and Distributors Can Build an Agile Supply Chain for the Post-Pandemic Era

Slowly but surely, the world is reopening. Factories are catching up on backlogs, and supply chains are rumbling back to life. Despite these positive signs, no one is suggesting we go back to business as usual. Wholesale distributors and manufacturers…

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The Strategic Supply Chain Role of the Post-Pandemic CFO

Manufacturers and distributors find themselves amidst a new set of post-pandemic challenges. Demand is sky-high, costs are volatile, labor is scarce, and over-stressed supply chains struggle to get back up to speed. In fact, with so much disruption to global…

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The Supply and Demand Roller Coaster — How Manufacturers and Distributors Can Stop the Ride

At the height of the pandemic, demand for many goods and services tanked. Restaurants and retailers shuttered and millions were out of work. Today, we seem to have the opposite problem. Demand is sky-high, supplies are limited, and skilled workers…

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Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Challenges: How Manufacturers and Distributors can Grow Amidst Uncertainty

The pandemic revealed significant vulnerabilities in supply chains around the world. The challenge now is to build them back — better. The coronavirus pandemic disrupted supply chains around the world. Almost instantly, we saw lead times and prices jump while…

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Key Strategies to Grow Profits in Manufacturing

Many growing manufacturing businesses operate with fixed budgets and finite resources. Forced to put out daily fires, fulfill the most pressing customer requests and manage customer issues, managers don’t always have the time or energy to develop—and put into action—new…

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Profit from ERP – Nice Link, Net at Work and Acumatica Cloud ERP (Podcast)

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March, Nice Link, a wholesale distributor of furniture began to see a slew of orders cancelled. Nice Link had projects underway to upgrade the backend software of his US based business. Quickbooks couldn’t handle…

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Project Spotlight: Designs on Growth – Net at Work Helps Nice Link Home Furnishings Scale

A direct importer of fashion-forward furnishings from China, Nice Link Home Furnishings distributes its products through major eCommerce and brick-and-mortar retailers including Wayfair, Costco, Ashley, and Macy’s. Nice Link, running on QuickBooks, knew it needed to modernize its company’s technology…

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Are You Losing Money with Inefficient Warehouse Operations?

Whether you’re a small distributor, a mid-size manufacturer or even a large retailer, warehouse optimization should be the top-most concern as no other area of the business can deliver greater gains in efficiency, accuracy, speed, customer service, and ultimately profitability….

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