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Unleash Growth at Epicor Insights 2018

5/14/2018
Category: Technology Innovation

On May 21-24, Epicor will host the biggest customer conference of the year, Insights 2018.  This three-day conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN will bring together more than 3,000 global users from manufacturing, distribution, services and other industries.

Innovation Paves Way for New Distribution Challenges

5/8/2018
Category: Distribution Technology Innovation

I recently came across an article in Time magazine, The 25 best inventions of 2017. The best inventions ranged from shoes engineered to boost performance, a flavor packed guilt-free ice cream that packs fewer calories, mugs that heat your coffee just right, to glasses that give sight to the blind. It seems like today’s efficient electric cars and smart home technologies were introduced into the mainstream a decade ago.

Distributors, Race to Faster Growth Online at Insights 2018

5/3/2018
Category: Distribution

If your growth strategy involves online reach, this year at Insights follow the great conversation happening on digital commerce.   We have a compelling line-up of sessions featuring digital commerce experts from Epicor and fellow customers that have done it already – increasing customer loyalty by driving a branded online presence,  offering rich and deep product choice, accepting orders from any device, and creating compelling experiences to B2B buyers through any channel.


The Art and Science of Inventory Planning and Management – Part II

5/3/2018
Category: Distribution

Demand planning needs to account for many different scenarios such as the following – you’re selling an $8.00 widget – a customer wants to buy these widgets but decides to go with another vendor because your price is $3.00 higher than a competitor. Or lets says the buyer wants 8 and you only have a quantity of 5 on hand – they may buy the 5 or decide not to buy because you can’t fulfill the total quantity of 8. That extra 3 or 8 widgets that could have been sold but will not be needs to be incorporated into the demand forecast.

Manufacturers, Feeling the Amazon Effect? Come to Insights 2018

5/1/2018
Category: Manufacturing Technology Innovation

If you’re like many of our manufacturing clients, you’ve been evaluating the best way to benefit from today’s enormous eCommerce opportunity.  Perhaps you’re feeling the ‘Amazon Effect’ – growing pressure from your buyers to deliver products and services faster, in a more personalized manner, through any channel, and to accept orders from any device.

Megatrends Shaping the Factory of the Future

4/30/2018
Category: Manufacturing

Megatrends are global, sustained, macroeconomic forces of development that impact businesses, cultures and personal lives. The wonders of technology – and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) – have us all on a dizzying course of change. But manufacturers, especially, must ensure factory operations are future-fit to transcend transformation. Trends and disruptive technologies will enable some businesses to compete and thrive, while those same circumstances will knock others off course (or out of the market completely). 


The Art and Science of Inventory Management and Planning – Part 1

4/30/2018
Category: Distribution

Inventory control is execution; inventory management and planning is strategy. Planning feeds to the distribution center and warehouse operations, and it’s essential.

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