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How important is the IoT to the future of your business?

The internet of things (IoT) is being heralded as a breakthrough technology that will be instrumental in enabling other next-generation technologies, such as AI, driverless cars and robotics. So far, much of the hype has focused on consumer items like…


Leveraging B2B eCommerce Opportunities in Chemical Distribution

Gone are the days when eCommerce only meant being able to place an order online, and as we covered in a previous post, chemical distributors should at least be evaluating if eCommerce is right for their specific business model, as…

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eCommerce for Chemical Distributors: The Time is Now

The overall digitization transformation in the chemical industry demonstrates the capacity to move beyond the current growth and productivity levels and deliver value in terms of innovation, increased reliability and efficiency. However, perceived negatives, fear of more competition, lower market…


Inventory and Warehouse Management Software Buyer Trends 2018

As the year 2018 continues to roll along, there are technology trends that businesses need to be aware of if they are to stay ahead of the game this year and beyond. Some of such trends are the Warehouse Management…


The Immense Value of ERP for Wholesale Distributors

The continued shift to a more distributed environment and global trade relationships is inducing change in every industry and wholesale distribution is no different. There are both benignant and malignant aspects to this change. On one hand, with technological advances…


Resources for Digital Transformation in the Chemical Enterprise

Chemical distributors and manufacturers (like those in many other industries) are faced with the fast-pace of digital adoption amongst their competitors while combating various complex challenges, not limited to how to meet ever-changing compliance rules, drive down cost, and manage…


Top Manufacturing Technology Predictions for 2018

As the year 2017 comes to an end and we look forward to the new year with great expectations, some extraordinary changes that will impact the manufacturing sector are forecasted to occur in the coming years. Already evident are some…


Wholesale and Distribution: Leveraging ERP to Stay Ahead

Over the last several years leaders in the wholesale distribution space have discovered that the secret to managing customers’ demands is to take advantage of the most up-to-date, emerging capabilities that ERP and related digital technologies can offer. In addition…


WMS for the SMB: Factors to Consider When Implementing a Warehouse Management System

In a previous post, we highlighted ten signs that indicate it’s time for a SMB to invest in a warehouse management system (WMS). This post will examine some attributes to look for when implementing a WMS, to reduce the risk…


Digitization Trends in the Chemical Distribution Industry

Earlier this year, The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) conducted a study to see how chemical distributors fit into the larger economy and how their efforts to enhance safety compare to other industries. The project yielded some pretty interesting…

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