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They Call Themselves Jergens Industrial Supply; We Call it Break-Through Innovation

9/19/2018
Category: Distribution

Like many distributors, Jergens Industrial Supply found itself needing to think outside-of-the-box to reinvent its value proposition in the midst of disruptive forces. These included increased competition from industrial supply behemoths with vast order volume and buying power, as well as the need to cater to an uber empowered customer base that recognizes it has many buying options.

What’s new in the Epicor Learning Center?

9/14/2018
Category: Epicor University

September is a time to come back to reality and leave the humidity-fog behind.  It’s time for a fresh start, a time to set new goals. Maybe it is all that rest that makes me able to think clearly?  If you are like me, it is the perfect time to start that new project that you’ve been putting off.  Get excited by the change and take advantage of the opportunities in the Epicor Learning Center. 


Epicor is a Software Advice FrontRunner for ERP Software

9/14/2018
Category: ERP

In order to stay competitive in today’s business environment, businesses need a dependable and efficient way to store and access information. That’s where enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems come into action – ERP systems integrate all facets of an enterprise into one comprehensive information system that can be accessed by individuals through the entire organization.

All Non-Stock Items Aren’t Created Equal

9/11/2018
Category: Distribution

Just about all distributors do some portion of their sales via non-stock items. For some, it’s very limited and only done when necessary. Others embrace non-stock item sales as a way to provide more value to their customers. On the surface it would appear to be a no-brainer to embrace non-stock item sales. 


Digital Commerce Strategies for Manufacturers: Customer Journey Mapping 101

9/11/2018
Category: Manufacturing

Manufacturers focused on growth are finding it by discovering more about their customers’ business problems and providing solutions for them. This opens new opportunities for manufacturers to stand out as the preferred option in a competitive marketplace.

To Scan or Not to Scan – That is the Question

9/6/2018
Category: Distribution

I'm always amazed at how varied distributors opinions are towards utilizing bar code scanning in their warehouse operation. Many distributors swear by it, indicating that it’s critical to their business.  


Is the Price Always Right?

9/4/2018
Category: Distribution

The exact dollar amount of the right price is different depending on the perspective. For the customer, the right price is the lowest price. For the distributors, the right price is the highest price. Therein lies the problem: balancing the price the customer wants to pay with the price the distributor needs to charge.

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