Distribution Business Pain

Growing out of Quickbooks

We are a rapidly growing distributor, receiving many more orders per day, and due to multiple systems are having immense trouble keeping up. We use Quickbooks for sales orders, purchase orders and accounting, while using Excel spreadsheets for inventory and yet another system for shipping. We spend all day re-keying information between these systems, sometimes [...]

2019-07-25T13:38:22-08:00June 10th, 2019||Comments Off on Growing out of Quickbooks

Our Disorganized Warehouse is Frustrating Customers

Our warehouse is disorganized and we can’t find inventory in a timely fashion…and sometimes our software shows we have the item and it turns out we don’t. This has caused immense frustration for our customers who aren’t receiving their order on the promised date and, sometimes, don’t receive it at all. We just lost our [...]

2019-07-26T04:49:35-08:00June 10th, 2019||Comments Off on Our Disorganized Warehouse is Frustrating Customers

What’s a Good Solution to the Problems Caused by Overstocking?

I overstock to ensure we don’t lose business, but end up with too much dead inventory. This unnecessarily reduces my cash, and increases my inventory carrying costs. The truth is, I never know, with confidence, how much to order and when… Having the right product for the right customer at the right time, all the [...]

2019-07-26T04:12:29-08:00June 10th, 2019||Comments Off on What’s a Good Solution to the Problems Caused by Overstocking?

How Do I Better Manage Inventory?

I have too many items in stock at all times. How do I better manage my inventory needs? To avoid the complications of overstocking products, better understanding what your clients want is imperative. ERP solutions allow you to deconstruct data to create a stronger overview of your business and learn what customers are buying.

2019-07-26T04:14:20-08:00May 23rd, 2019||Comments Off on How Do I Better Manage Inventory?