In today’s fast-paced world, organizations are expected to respond quickly to concerns from customers. How do you achieve that? Consider reducing busy-work and allowing more time to focus on the customer, which can reduce stress and increase productivity in the office. Technology can play a key[...]
We’re all facing a global crisis right now, and it’s affecting most companies in one way or another. Many have chosen to shift workers out of communal offices and into work-from-home situations,[...]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a lot of attention these days. But what are those “things,” and why does IoT matter to supply chain management?
In today’s market, operational efficiency is a must-have, and for distributors, that begins in the warehouse. Distributors and their manufacturer partners all depend on solid warehouse management[...]
You may know about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) from the video gaming world. Augmented reality has a place in manufacturing and distribution, as well, and in fact has become an[...]
While your current business management software probably worked perfectly at one point, it may be time for an upgrade.
How does it feel to have hit the five-year anniversary of ENAVATE?
Jeff Bezos once said, “All overnight successes take 10 years.” So we have 5 more years to go. I am really proud at how far we’ve come. Back when we started, people said we wouldn’t survive. And now we’re the talk of the town.[...]
As MDM Publisher Tom Gale recently wrote, more distribution companies are shifting what was once a traditional internal operational function — inventory management — into a more customer-focused value proposition leveraging technology and analytics.
Today, there is a constant push for initiatives that will create an environment that encourages innovation while coping with the interruptions of changing technology. However, typically employees are focused on completing daily tasks, without time to think about doing things differently.
When it comes to technology, what worked for a distribution company a year ago may not work for them now. In fact, legacy operating systems or accounting software is probably holding your company back from achieving its full potential.
Succession planning involves savvy talent management, with the goal of ensuring that the right people are in the pipeline for future leadership roles. While it can be stressful to think about leaders stepping down or moving on, your strategy for ensuring the future of your business doesn’t need[...]
There’s power in data. In fact, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella encourages Microsoft employees to use data to guide their every action. Companies generate a good deal of data in their day-to-day operations — data that can lend employees insights for better decision making, improved processes and[...]
Employees’ desires and demands — including what they want from their distribution company’s leadership team — are different than they were a generation ago. Some companies find it difficult to keep up. These days, keeping a great employee at a company requires more than just decent benefits and[...]
After the latest MDM-Baird quarterly distributor survey showed a slowdown in revenue growth, many companies may have scrambled to identify areas where they could cut back to protect margin if the market continued to soften.
How do you embrace efficiency and speed while engaging the human spirit, too? Take into consideration how the new technology will affect your current culture. Every time your employee is presented with a new technology tool, it takes a whole lot more than a convincing sales pitch to get them to[...]