Wholesale businesses are used to dealing with challenges. Inbound freight delays, finding new customers, and retailer price pressure are all common issues faced by wholesale distributors. Continual technology advancements have facilitated a new set of consumer behaviours, and these are increasingly impacting business to business (B2B) trading relationships.
Retailers are under pressure to meet customer demands for choice and convenience. This is while they try to increase sales margins and control expenses and cash flow. One of the most important assets that affects all these levers is a retailer’s inventory. This paper explores how retailers can transform inventory management to increase sales revenue.
Noni B had siloed systems, the warehouses were still using pen and paper. There were multiple Excel spreadsheets that had to be manually updated to get the required reportings – slowing the process. It was evident to the team that they needed accurate, real-time data guiding strategic decisions – to enact a business transformation and … Read moreNoni B – Tailoring business insights to support strategic decisions
The retail environment has seen a multitude of changes over the last decade. From the evolution of e-commerce to social media and mobility, there are now many more variables to consider beyond bricks and mortar. This has led retailers to adopt a new ‘omni-channel’ philosophy that gives customers the ability to interact and transact with … Read moreOmni-Channel Retailing and its impact on your retail value chain
As a result of acquisitions, Bunzl Safety had three separate companies, each with a distinct business management solution – creating complexity, inefficiency and higher costs. An organisation-wide upgrade to the latest version of Pronto Xi delivered a single point of truth for business leaders. Sales and customer service teams were also empowered with the information … Read moreBunzl Safety – Harnessing business consolidation to secure efficiency and support growth
As the industrial world evolves, its impact on the environment becomes more and more evident. We recognise the devastating effect of chemical pollutants on our air, our water, and the land itself. The world reacts to practices that deplete the ozone layer, affect the food chain, and endanger the oceans.
There comes a time when most successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to make some hard decisions. If they want to continue to grow and maintain a competitive edge, they can no longer rely on small-scale IT platforms or disconnected software applications to handle their increasingly complex business processes.
Cloud-based infrastructures allow businesses to reap the benefits of reduced capital expenditure and IT maintenance costs, and free up chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on IT strategy and other activities with higher business value. However, although businesses continue moving to the cloud, many still harbour concerns over performance and security. How can a system … Read moreERP performance and security considerations for cloud and on-premises deployments
Business growth can create increasingly complex internal processes. At a certain point, this mounting complexity makes it necessary for businesses to adopt more sophisticated business management software. This is where enterprise resource planning (ERP) comes into play.
How Australian retailers can leverage technology to stand out in a competitive environment. The proliferation of digital technologies has transformed the Australian retail sector.