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Manufacturing business intelligence (BI) success stories

Manufacturers are turning to business intelligence because 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, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Strategy, Management and Performance, Industry - Consumer Goods, KPIs and metrics

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Manufacturing business intelligence (BI) success stories

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Manufacturers are turning to business intelligence because 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, Industry - Building & Industrial Supplies, Strategy, Management and Performance, Industry - Consumer Goods, KPIs and metrics

Carve out a competitive advantage by adding data analytics to your ERP

 

Data is increasingly vital to mid-market businesses who want to carve out a competitive advantage. Everyone working in wholesale or retail industries knows how easy it is for customers to swap suppliers when an issue arises or not, so data analytics may hold the key to keeping them. Build a case for data analytics to enhance your ERP system so you can adopt a whole-of-business approach to keeping customers.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - IT, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Retail, Industry - Consumer Goods

Sales analytics helps online retailer understand customer behavior in lockdown

Ruroc is an online retailer that sells unconventional and aesthetically unique ski helmets. In 10 years, Ruroc has built a global community of loyal followers and customers. After proving the concept in ski helmets, the company recognized the need to expand into motorcycle helmets. COVID-19 has shuttered thousands of retailers around the world, and consumers have moved to online shopping, which has benefited Ruroc. The company uses sales analytics to understand customer behavior and reach-out to them when they are ready to buy.

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Topics: Job Role - Marketing, Industry - Consumer Goods, ecommerce

Phocas partners with Strategic Information Group to support QAD ERP customers

Phocas is pleased to announce a new partnership with Strategic Information Group that will extend our data analytics software to Strategic’s QAD cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software customers. Phocas seamlessly integrates with dozens of ERP systems, including QAD Adaptive ERP powered by the QAD Enterprise Platform. Strategic is a QAD reseller in the U.S. and Canada, and also has full distribution rights to sell and service QAD ERP applications across Ireland. Strategic plans to market and sell Phocas to customers across North America and Europe.

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Topics: Industry - Health and Medical, Industry - Food and Beverage, Industry - Consumer Goods, Press release, ERP - QAD

How DIFOT helps prepare retailers for Cyber Monday?

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Next Monday following Thanksgiving is ‘Cyber Monday’. This day has quickly become one of the largest online shopping days of the year. With a 17.9% year-over-year increase in sales, this year’s Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history. To all the retailers participating – we trust your e-commerce, stock and shipping procedures are ready for the extra attention. For those considering getting involved in 2020 –get started now –and use DIFOT to ensure your customers have a good experience.

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Topics: Job Role - Sales, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Inventory/Operations, Industry - Consumer Goods, KPIs

Epicor partnership helps WD-40 lubricate market growth

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Many customers using Epicor ERPs (Prophet 21 , E10, Eclipse and iScala) are benefiting from the partnership between Phocas and Epicor. We now have manufacturers, distributors and retailers up and running with Epicor Data Analytics (EDA), our white-labeled version of Phocas offered to Epicor customers. We are excited to share the experience of household name, WD-40™.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Consumer Goods

Five benefits of data analytics for your sales branches

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Your branches are the frontline of your business, leading the charge when it comes to customer interaction and building customer loyalty. At times, it may seem like they’re on an island, isolated from the rest of your company, operating independently or waiting for instructions on how to drive sales and profitability.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Consumer Goods

Grocery distributor uses data to justify quality service strategy

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Grocery wholesale distributors use networks for buying power and breadth of product range. For many members of the Countrywide Food Service Network, data analytics is the new secret weapon to stay competitive.

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Topics: Case Study, Industry - Food and Beverage, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Job Role - Sales, Job Role - Executive, Industry - Consumer Goods

Use data analytics to clean up your warehouse

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Marie Kondo shows households how to find joy in purging non-essential items, data analytics is the perfect business tool for companies to do the same. 

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Consumer Goods, storage

[eBook]: The top KPIs consumer goods businesses must know and measure

Competition in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is fierce. Whether you are a CPG distributor, wholesaler or retailer, you are likely working to improve efficiencies, reduce costs from your supply chain and manage margins to squeeze as much profit as you can from every transaction.

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Topics: Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Industry - Retail, Industry - Consumer Goods

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