Bunzl Safety relies on data analytics to satisfy intense demand for its protective products
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Bunzl Safety relies on data analytics to satisfy intense demand for its protective products

Since the coronavirus outbreak in January 2020, Bunzl Safety has experienced unprecedented demand for its personal protective equipment (PPE) products. Having clear visibility into business performance has never been more important for the safety specialist. Bunzl uses business data analytics to get a 360-degree view of its operations so it can fulfil orders and look after its loyal customers.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, data analytics

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Bunzl Safety relies on data analytics to satisfy intense demand for its protective products

Since the coronavirus outbreak in January 2020, Bunzl Safety has experienced unprecedented demand for its personal protective equipment (PPE) products. Having clear visibility into business performance has never been more important for the safety specialist. Bunzl uses business data analytics to get a 360-degree view of its operations so it can fulfil orders and look after its loyal customers.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, data analytics

Ethical decision making during COVID-19: Team Medical Supplies

This Phocas blog highlights how one of our customers in wholesale distribution is coping with the new challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose is to outline specific issues, different strategies and to share knowledge. Team Medical Supplies is supporting its loyal customer base, who need its products more than ever to carry out essential health services during the crisis. Past purchasing data helps equitably distribute the highly sort after products and underpins the commitment to ethical decision making.

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Topics: Case Study, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, decision-making, data analytics

Business intelligence in manufacturing

The process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization. Raw materials need to be ordered, received, assembled, packaged, and shipped out for sale in the leanest way. Manufacturers follow the same steps to make each product, and from monitoring these processes with business intelligence, production teams find ways to be more efficient. Data-driven manufacturers use technology to automate most parts of the business - from production through to sales - for competitive advantage.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

Automotive business intelligence helps managers remain calm

If you’re in Australia and your car is smashed in an accident in New South Wales or Queensland, the parts and paint required by the panel beater to get your car back into shape have most likely come from Sydney Automotive Paints and Equipment (SAPE).The company is a leading wholesaler and retailer in the automotive aftermarket parts industry. SAPE uses automotive business intelligence to provide great customer service and keep ahead of the competition.

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Topics: Case Study, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Automotive, Job Role - Executive

Flexible data analytics solution works for everyone in LB White's team

L.B. White has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of direct-fired heaters for the agricultural, construction, and rental industries. Approximately 50 employees support the production and global distribution of more than 50,000 SKUs from the company’s headquarters in Wisconsin. As a mid-size business, data has always been critical to the company’s decision-making process. By adding industry-matched data analytics software to its Epicor ERP 10 system helped the whole team overcome reporting challenges.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, Industry - HVAC/Plumbing, ERP - Epicor

BI solution helps USESI make immediate margin gains

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U.S. Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) is one of America's largest electrical component distributors in the $90 billion per annum industry. The private, family-owned business has 11 companies spread across the northeast and Georgia, maintaining more than 150,000 products in four distribution centers and 85 branches. The company leverages BI solution, Phocas to “constantly push what is possible” so it gets the most products to customers as fast as possible.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - IT, Industry - Electrical, ERP - Epicor

BI reporting helps Jurox consolidate and visualize data

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Jurox is a family owned Australian animal health company involved in the research, production, and marketing of animal health products for both domestic and export markets. Jurox identified a need for a dedicated business intelligence solution to manage its reporting function across the sales, marketing, and R&D divisions. The company decided on Epicor Data Analytics (EDA) powered by Phocas because of its simple integration with the Epicor ERP and BI reporting capabilities.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Health and Medical, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, ERP - Epicor

Phocas business intelligence software helps Hairhouse style new profits

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Hairhouse salons consolidate data, run stylish reports, and trim dead stock from their warehouse with easy-to-use Phocas business intelligence software. Hairhouse is an Australian based beauty salon and retail chain that offers hair-dressing services and hair and beauty products across 140 salons in Australia.

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Topics: Case Study, Job Role - IT, ERP - NetSuite, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Data visualization tool connects all pieces of the puzzle for Gibsons

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Gibsons is a 100-year-old manufacturer and distributor of more than 500 games, puzzles, cards and gifts. The company employs 20 people who support 1,500 brick and mortar retailers across the United Kingdom. Gibsons added Phocas, a data visualization tool to its tech stack and is reaping the benefits. Phocas has helped transform business processes, made it possible for non-technical people to review sales data and significantly decreased the time to produce reports.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

Data analytics helps Sistema ‘klip-IT’ on production efficiencies

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Sistema means ‘system’ in Italian and also signifies the company’s systematic approach to manufacturing,which has helped the New Zealand business take on the world. A leading manufacturer of food storage containers, Sistema’s success is two-fold. It makes a clever product that people want to buy repeatedly. And it’s obsessed about innovatively making the product to ensure ongoing global competitiveness. 

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, ERP - Epicor

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