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Fast Inventory Flow—Tip #4

If you’re losing sales due to being out of stock, focus on demand forecasting Late deliveries and lost revenue are high priority problems to solve. When you don’t have on-hand inventory to ship on time, your customers go elsewhere to get what they need. This can...

Fast Inventory Flow—Tip #3

If you’re taking too long to ship to customers, focus on streamlining the flow of operational steps Late shipments hurt your customer relationships. When their business depends on your products, your delays cost them money and hurt their customer relationships. The...

Fast Inventory Flow—Tip #2

If you have too many product returns, focus on quality control We work with distributors, manufacturers and professional field services companies that experience two key problems that lead to excessive returns from their customers: Shipping defective or damaged...

Fast Inventory Flow—Tip #1

If your inventory levels are limiting cash flow, focus on economic reorder points It’s common for company owners to ask us, “My receivables are OK and I’m making money. Why don’t I have cash?” In the industries of distribution, manufacturing and construction, the most...

The benefit of proactive re-assessment

Ensure that your accounting and ERP software keeps changing in lockstep with you as your business changes A manufacturer and longtime AccountMate client with AIS started experiencing customer service issues as their sales volume grew, because details on open orders...

Preventing business disruption

Possibly the highest return on investment you can receive We all invest in software for the large benefits of improved efficiency, accuracy, convenience, quality of life, scalability, communication and more. Yet reliance on technology comes with some unavoidable risk,...

Danger: Do You Have the Right Technology Tools?

Wouldn’t it be nice if your Technology had a built-in ability to change and adapt? Many of us have become skeptical of technology vendors and products because so many of them are designed with failure in the very essence of them. They aren’t open, they can’t be...

8 places where automation can help

Would you see any of these things if you walked around your facility right now? The biggest opportunities for exponential productivity gains in your business are often found where things are done outside the main software system. Look for those places first: People...

Which ideas are best to implement first?

Begin with high impact areas If you have a list of potential technology-related improvements, start with the one or two ideas that most directly map to your high-impact areas. i.e. Focus on your company’s primary bread and butter first. For example, if you have...