Business growth

Taken a hit? Set your clients up to recover – and grow bigger

Last month, I discussed how warehouse and distribution businesses can prepare for the ‘new normal’. A large part of this was about growing customer bases and expanding into new markets. But if we look further ahead, the goal for many isn’t just getting back to ‘normal’ – it’s continued growth. This major disruption has (and […]

Future of work warehouse & distribution

What’s next? Preparing clients for the ‘new normal’ and strengthening their customer base

For the last couple of months, many industries have been grappling with massive and sudden losses and changes. Yet many of the warehouse and distribution businesses I’ve spoken with have been able to adapt well. While a lot have seen some sort of downturn, they have, for the most part, avoided any extreme shifts in […]

The benefit of long-term thinking: How to make downtime valuable

How do you successfully plan for your clients in a time when no one knows what’s coming next, or what could change tomorrow? It’s a question many businesses are facing thanks to COVID-19. In warehouse and distribution, some of us are in a more fortunate position than many other businesses. I am yet to hear […]

Controlling cost margins with an ERP system

Comparing costs: Poorly controlled margins vs. ERP systems

The state of the Australian economy is worrying for many. For retailers, warehousing and distribution businesses, it’s particularly concerning. A slow-moving economy and poor sales results across the industry mean that controlling internal business costs is more important than ever. We don’t have much control over the economy. We also don’t have too much control […]

Business alignment using an ERP System

How to align your client’s sales team using an ERP

‘Alignment’ can be a bit of a buzzword for businesses. But what does it actually mean? And is it something your clients should be worried about it? At the very least, it’s something they should think about. Misalignment can happen in multiple areas of business. But in my experience, working with warehouse and distribution companies, […]

How an ERP system can improve your client’s visibility – and their business

At any given time, a hundred different things are going on in your client’s business that are all vital to their success. Receiving payments, closing sales, ordering, counting, delivering stock… Just thinking about it is enough to give you a headache. Having a handle on every part of their business can feel impossible. But it’s […]

Avoid disrupted growth with ERP systems

How an ERP system can help your clients avoid the heartache of disrupted growth

Growth is almost always a positive thing, especially when it comes to business. If your client’s business is growing, they can generally expect that will mean more customers, bigger profits and wider recognition of their brand. Overall, they’ll be more successful, right? I’ve also seen business growth completely overwhelm businesses and cause them to miss […]

ERP System automation

Unlock the value in your client’s quotes and turn them into sales with automation

Running a successful and competitive business isn’t easy (or cheap), so it’s important for your clients to find value wherever they can. There are many different ways managers try to add value and profit to their business: pricing better, buying better, cash control, speed to market… The list goes on. In my experience though, the […]

Leveraging inventory management software to increase visibility and reduce costs

Most businesses would say that increasing productivity and boosting profits are two things that are vitally important to them. However, most businesses also engage in inventory management techniques that are draining both time and money from their business. Manual inventory control processes – which many businesses rely on – cost more than you might imagine. […]

Downfalls of manual stock inventory control

How inventory management software is solving the 3 big problems of manual stock control

Every aspect of your client’s business is important, but stock could be considered the backbone of their whole operation. After all, it’s what their customers come for – and what brings in the profit. Unfortunately, I see many businesses that don’t treat their stock like the valuable asset it is. Of course, no-one does this […]