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Distribution One Offers Guidance On ERP Implementation
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Are you stuck on the “When” of ERP implementation? If you’re having difficulty selecting the timing, you are not alone. Many distributors postpone ERP hoping that some sign will reveal the perfect time to implement.

Rationalizations drive delays. Yet without the improvements of interconnected ERP software, days, weeks, and months equate to lost opportunities for compounding savings, productivity, and growth. Remember that the longer implementation is put off, the longer your company will be mired in redundant, inefficient processes. 

For over 20 years, Distribution One has successfully helped hundreds of distributors find their “best time” for the ERP implementation process. 

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Nelson Electric Supply Company Gains Functionality With Savance
Wednesday, July 5, 2018

Nelson Electric is a supplier of industrial automation equipment and services headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin. In operation since 1949, the company has grown to over 50 people, and now features two separate distribution centers in addition to its headquarters and training facility.  

The company was running its enterprise on a legacy system originally implemented in 1981 and its warehouse management software was in particular need of updating. Nelson also recognized the need to serve a new generation of customers interested in shopping online from a browser or a smartphone. In order not to disrupt day-to-day operations, any new functionality would have to be implemented incrementally. The company found precisely what it was looking for in Savance's warehouse management and Web store functionality.

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Todd Snover is presenting Applying Business Process Management (BPM) to Improve Quality and Lower Costs
Monday, April 23, 2018

Todd Snover, Advisory Services Supervisor from Brown Smith Wallace Business Process and Systems Group will be presenting on April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm at the 15th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIUC.

In his presentation, Business Process Management (BPM) is introduced as an area of expertise that leverages tools and techniques from a number of quality methodologies including Lean, Six Sigma, BPMN process mapping & simulation, metrics, benchmarking, VSM, and other process improvement activities.

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New 2017 Mid-Year Supplement Guides Available
Monday, October 23, 2017

The 2017 Mid-Year Supplement is now available. This guide provides everything you need to know when beginning your software selection and evaluation process.

Developed through a partnership with Industrial Distribution, Industrial Supply, Contractor Supply Magazine and Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services, this 12-page Supplement Guide provides valuable, independently researched information.

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  VAI Enterprise Applications ROI Case Study

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

 
Imperial Bag & Paper leveraged VAI's unlimited user licensing to add hundreds of new users obtained during recent acquisitions. Nucleus found that S2K ERP enabled the company to migrate multiple software applications into one integrated ERP solution, providing a view of the entire business and providing real-time visibility throughout the organization. Learn more... VAI Enterprise Applications ROI Case Study

  VAI and IBM: smarter enterprise management with mobile and social business

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

 
A personalized, web-based user experience that helps manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations remotely access VAI S2K ERP solutions to improve decision making and collaboration. Learn more... VAI and IBM: smarter enterprise management with mobile and social business

  The Future of Distribution

Tribridge

 

The distribution industry is experiencing monumental change at every level—direct relationships with consumers, expanding channel options and growing global connections. Building profits is no longer as simple as moving inventory and optimizing the supply chain.

In this eBook, you'll be introduced to the key concepts that thriving distributors are incorporating into their business models. Learn more...

The Future of Distribution

  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

  Choosing An Enterprise Software Solution

Choosing An Enterprise Software Solution

 
Buying, replacing, or upgrading your enterprise software can easily overwhelm even the savviest distributor. Yet, by assembling a good team, creating a strong plan, and following a few simple steps, you can make purchasing the software that will carry your business into the future a profitable experience. Learn more...