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How to Improve Inventory Accuracy

By Holli Anderson on Tuesday, October 10, 2018

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

After speaking to several NetSuite customers about their main goal in the warehouse, it’s almost unanimous: Higher customer satisfaction. In every case, this leads right into inventory accuracy. You want to get as close to 100% accuracy as possible to ensure happy customers. So what is inventory accuracy?

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3 Rules for Optimizing Your Picking Process in NetSuite

By George Gulliford on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

How do I run my operation, keep costs down, and do it all while dealing with growth, compliance, changing processes and shipping restraints?  Can you relate?

While there are many challenges facing the distribution world, focusing on optimizing your picking processes could make a huge impact.

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Putting Technology to Work to Meet Compliance Requirements with JD Edwards

By Casey Rebman on Friday, September 09, 2017

Posted under: JD Edwards, Best Practices

The modern supply chain is evolving, and technology is improving the ability to see and measure processes. If you can see it and measure it, you can require it. Whether you’re a manufacturer, distributor or retailer, chances are you have to meet some sort of compliance requirement. It could be from the industry, your supplier … even your customer. The need for a simplified and automated process to meet these requirements is becoming increasingly more important.

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Best Practices: Multi-Channel Pick, Pack and Ship Strategies

By George Gulliford on Tuesday, March 03, 2017

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

The days of single-channel warehouse operations are disappearing. Companies that only sold to other companies or just to customers are transforming into companies that sell to everyone.  While this opens up new markets and business, it can adversely affect your warehouse operations and create customer service issues.

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NetSuite Best Practices: Physical Inventory Counts

By George Gulliford on Thursday, November 11, 2016

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

The season of physical inventory counting is upon us, and in our experience, this is not usually a cheerful event at most companies. The good news though is that with some preparation and organization, you can easily tackle this event.

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Creating an Efficient Warehouse without Complex System Logic

By George Gulliford on Friday, August 08, 2016

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

Many companies think they need complex warehouse logic (like system directed putaway) to make their warehouse more efficient. But in many cases, spending time simply focused on the picking process will provide the greatest efficiency. The beauty of that truth? The need (and cost) to have complex logic disappears, and basic intuitive thought processes can be used effectively.

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NetSuite Best Practices Series: Overcoming Multi-Channel Distribution Challenges

By George Gulliford on Wednesday, May 05, 2016

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

In the past, most companies have operated in only one sales channel, which meant their distribution operations only had to deal with one set of distribution processes. Today, many companies operate in two, three or even four channels, which can be very challenging when you try to combine all the required distribution processes together into one efficient operation. 

To help, we’ve compiled our top tips to overcoming multi-channel challenges.

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NetSuite Best Practices: Inventory Shrinkage - Where Did My Inventory Go?

By Holli Anderson on Wednesday, April 04, 2016

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

Inventory shrinkage is one of the major problems in both distribution and retail, and most companies do not have a good idea as to why. The truth is: Without putting proper processes and procedures in place, you will never be able to understand where your inventory disappears - and will continue to see an eroding of your bottom line.  Every dollar of inventory you lose requires many more dollars of sales to recover.

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Do I need a full WMS? Take this Quiz to find out

By Holli Anderson on Monday, March 03, 2016

Posted under: JD Edwards, Best Practices

Oracle JD Edwards is a robust ERP with lots of functionality and modules to meet your business needs. If you’re considering implementing JDE or looking to make the most of your current investment, how do you know which module is right for your warehouse? Let’s start from the beginning. 

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Calling all Retailers: Three Methods for Easy Inventory Allocations

By Holli Anderson on Tuesday, January 01, 2016

Posted under: NetSuite, Best Practices

One of the biggest challenges for a merchandiser or inventory planner is determining how much product needs to be distributed to each store, and creating the necessary documentation to have those items picked and shipped. With RF-SMART’s Preallocation feature, this process has been made much easier.

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