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:
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[...]
Chances are that your team is employing workarounds in your system for day-to-day tasks that enable them to get things done for your customers.
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,[...]
Leading technology research firm Forrester recently interviewed seven Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers that implemented the cloud-based ERP to replace aging, siloed ERP systems that offered bad[...]
Last weekend I took my 5-year-old daughter to a playground. She climbed up really high on a playground climbing wall and got stuck. She was scared and called for help.
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.
Everyone knows that to create sophisticated, workable workplace solutions, you need trained professionals, and a lot of code.
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.
It's the end of the traditional sale.
Of all the exciting talk at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit this month in Atlanta, one subject stood out to me as having the biggest potential impact on distributor operations: product integration.
Microsoft’s latest Manufacturing Enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations release contains plenty of features and improvements that promise to make invoicing, planning and plenty of other functions smoother and more efficient for manufacturers and distributors alike.
Distributors today must embrace digital transformation or risk becoming irrelevant as more and more customers demand the convenience of an omnichannel buying experience.
Those of us who were fortunate enough to attend the MDM Sales GPS conference last month came away with some surprising insights – and I don’t just mean the fact that it actually snows occasionally in Las Vegas.