Your information system is the backbone of your industrial distribution business. It is not an exaggeration to say that many distribution managers run their companies through the information system. Good systems provide best practice capabilities and give the distributor competencies based on input from, and enhancements written for, hundreds of users. As advisors to leading distributors, and a former distribution business CEO and owner myself, our firm has a front row seat to how our clients manage (and fail to manage!) their information systems.
This research and analysis looks into why so many distributors are running obsolete software and some of the reasons they are putting off critical actions that could affect their ability to compete in the future.
We also point out some pitfalls we see in upgrading with your current software vendor without looking into potential advantages of switching to a different vendor. Learn more...