Backup Suppliers Are the Link to a Strong Supply Chain

Manufacturers rely on a supply chain to provide the raw materials required for production. If a supplier doesn’t deliver materials as promised, then production could be delayed or halted. Manufacturers can guard against supply shortages by creating agreements in advance with backup suppliers. Reinforcing the Chain with Backup Suppliers By having a contract already negotiated and [...]

2018-11-12T15:49:29-06:00February 3rd, 2016|MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION|

How to Manage Supplier Costs and Keep Your Business Balanced

Manufacturing and distribution companies often have to dance with suppliers. As raw material and transportation costs continue to climb, many distributors are encountering price increases from their suppliers. Waiting for prices to stabilize is not an option for businesses feeling the squeeze of these increases. Before deciding to find a new supplier, consider the following [...]

2018-12-10T16:15:33-06:00May 9th, 2014|MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION|

Manufacturing Inventory Accuracy Counts

Sophisticated inventory management software is designed to minimize the risks of tallying inaccurate quantities, but that risk reduction may not happen if the system does not enable manufacturing inventory accuracy. Incorrect inventory quantities can lead to delays in order fulfillment and upset customers. If the data do not match the physical inventory in the warehouse, [...]

2018-11-12T15:54:15-06:00February 7th, 2014|MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION|