Today’s distributors encounter more challenges than ever when it comes to smoothing out the supply chain process, as customers are demanding more options, heightened quality and shorter lead times. Making sure back office processes are efficient and streamlined is critical to ensuring that your customers are getting what they want, when they want it.
This week we announced that YETI Coolers selected Epicor’s next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help them replace their homegrown and outdated systems with a fully-integrated ERP solution and their story – that of a small business rapidly expanding and outgrowing Quickbooks and antiquated software – is a common one. “We had altered the systems in every way possible to try and make them perform in the way we needed, but we knew we would need something better to keep up with our growing demand,” said Rick Wittenbraker, vice president of marketing at YETI Coolers.
A comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution can give small businesses the power and functionality needed to keep growing and maximize the efficiency of the human resources already in place. “We are looking forward to optimizing the great team we have and Epicor ERP will allow us to do that,” Wittenbraker said. “By reducing our system inefficiencies and empowering ourselves with the capability to do what we do better and faster, we will be able to focus on our most important asset—our customers.”
While you’re contemplating how your product can benefit from an ERP system, take a look at this video posted by YETI Coolers, who not only has to make sure their software can keep up with their rapid growth so they can provide high-quality coolers to enthusiasts of the great outdoors, but also has to worry about keeping the great outdoors from getting into their products – really.
Posted by Morgan Liti, Social Media Team, Epicor