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DDI System News & Information

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Examining Qualities of Modern Distributors

By Lauren Verner on 3/30/16 11:39 AM

What sets modern distributors apart from traditional ones? It comes down to five qualities - Growth, insight, efficiency, responsiveness, and collaboration – and the adaptation to modern technology, according to Dominic Telaro, the author of Industrial Supply magazine’s article, “Are You A Modern Distributor?”. Distributors face many challenges, from eliminating constraints that prevent growth and insight, to being able to be responsive and collaborate with partners. How do these qualities make distributors modern? In a sense, it boils down to technology: distributors that use the right technology can effectively handle these problems with the right tools.

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Analyzing the Benefits of 2015's Most Important Warehouse Trends

By Adam Waller on 3/23/16 2:14 PM

In Industrial Distribution magazine’s article, “The Top 5 Warehouse Management Trends Of 2015”, Denny Hammack, President of Patterson Pope, analyzes the most important trends impacting warehouse management last year.  These trends included product recall handling and employee safety procedures, third party logistics, mobility for order placement and fulfillment, warehouse management for multi-channel operations, and automation improvements.

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Businesses Increasing Profitability by 67% with Demand Forecasting

By Lauren Verner on 3/15/16 11:08 AM

Organizations with business analytics and ERP are 123%  more likely to be able to plan for and forecast inventory needs and trends, according to a recent Aberdeen Group report. Using those analytics and ERP tools for inventory demand forecasting has allowed wholesale distributors to see improvements in profitability, sometimes up to 67% within a couple years. 

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DDI System Refines the Art of Cycle Counting and Adds 20 Decision ­Driving Dashboards

By Adam Waller on 3/10/16 1:22 PM

DDI System, a leading ERP software provider for wholesale distributors, released Inform ERP version 21.0.15, with significant new features for Wholesale Distributors.

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The Importance of Tools for Analyzing Inventory Management

By Lauren Verner on 3/9/16 10:00 AM

Renewing perspectives on inventory management is the focus of WDI Magazine’s article “Going Back To Basics” by Howard Coleman.  Inventory professionals are encouraged to take the time to utilize demand forecasting and planning, review stocking strategies, and analyze metrics.

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Maintaining Efficiency With Modern Technology

By Adam Waller on 3/1/16 10:30 AM

Brooke Baum, in Modern Distribution Management's article "Recommended Reading: 3 Keys to a More Successful Supply Chain", offers three insightful tips suppliers can use to succeed.

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