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 important part of the supply chain.
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The decision to move your mission-critical business applications to the Cloud is no longer IF but WHEN.
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 to store, select and ship the right products to the right customer at the right time.
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A recent McKinsey & Company report, “The Coming Shakeout in Industrial Distribution,” found industrial distributors are facing challenges that are causing many to rethink how they go to market, including:
Each year, Modern Distribution Management (MDM) releases the list of the top distributors in each segment. And each year, the big get bigger, reflecting successful investments in digital transformation, consolidation and other strategies that have helped them get and stay ahead.
Maximum productivity. It’s the holy grail of business, and with good reason. Because, as every distribution business leader knows, when you streamline processes, you increase margins and, if done well, improve the customer experience and grow sales.
Cardinal Workplace didn’t grow to become the largest independent dealer of office products in Kentucky and southern Indiana by ignoring what customers want. And today’s office products consumers want an easy-to-use, efficient ecommerce platform.
High-growth distribution companies can no longer rely on shoe leather and a rep’s product knowledge to drive sales. Winning companies know that data-driven sales efforts are the most efficient, and most productive.
Distributors today must embrace digital transformation or risk becoming irrelevant as more and more customers demand the convenience of an omnichannel buying experience.
We're pleased to announce Ole Isaksen has joined the leadership team at ENAVATE in the role of Vice President of Strategic Alliances. His primary role will be to enhance and expand ENAVATE's long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft as we support our customers with the latest Microsoft[...]