Wholesalers are Boosting Visibility and Efficiency with D365

When talking with wholesale companies, I try to help them focus on everyday activities that can create a competitive advantage for their business. Then we identify where business value intersects with solution capabilities and create an environment that allows D365FO to solve problems and drive value. Along with process automation and business connectivity, one of the common areas I find businesses need help with, is effectively share data throughout their entire business securely and quickly.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Data

Warehouse Reconfiguration Boosts Efficiency [Download Case Study]

Family-owned bookstore chain, Half Price Books hit a growth spurt that sent them looking for a way to innovate their stores and wholesale subsidiary, Texas Bookman. They implemented Manhattan Scale to manage their warehousing needs but still needed a better way to store more product in their already-crowded central distribution center, as well as a more-efficient and ergonomically-correct way to distribute product to their stores.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse

Half Price Books is Embracing Innovation [Download Case Study]

While major national booksellers have shuttered retail outlets as they try to compete with Internet giants, Half Price Books has seen a remarkable 21st century growth spurt. With 130 stores in 17 states, Half Price Books is the largest family-owned chain of new and used bookstores in the United States. They also operate a wholesale subsidiary, Texas Bookman.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse

Connecting Your Wholesale Business with D365

Many wholesalers are aware of how software can impact specific business areas. For example, they are using one system for HR, another for sales, customer service is on another platform, and supply chain using another yet another system. The teams have the functionality to get their day-to-day jobs done, but they don't have a holistic view of their business.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Microsoft Dynamics 365

Wholesalers Transform Their Business with Process Automation

The wholesale industry is facing rapid change. Mergers and acquisitions, product innovation, and the impact of B2C trends on the B2B space, have led wholesalers to feel increasing pressure to transform in order to compete.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Microsoft Dynamics 365

6 Things Manufacturers Should Know About the Evolving Workforce

It's no surprise that the Boomer generation is reaching retirement age. For most manufactures, this means the retirement of the majority of their workforce and a new generation taking their place.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Manufacturing

Tips for Lot Controlled Warehouse Design

Summer is here and you’re busting out the sunscreen, packing up the cooler with snacks and heading to the beach.

Know what I’m thinking about? The supply chain processes that went into getting all those products to you.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Tips

What You Need to Know About the New Era of Manufacturing

Manufacturing has come a long way through the years. The Industrial Revolution began back in the late 18th century when power, machinery, and semi-skilled workers were combined. This eventually led up to the first modern factory system.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Manufacturing

Shop Leading Parcel Carriers

The Blue Horseshoe Supply Chain Cloud helps you minimize freight costs while meeting customer expectations around package delivery day. With the Supply Chain Cloud's Ship module, you can seamlessly connect your enterprise data to the most common parcel carriers in North America.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Cloud

IT and OT Converge: Are You Prepared?

IT and Operational Technology (OT) have long been separate. IT focuses on technology support for the back office, OT focused on machinery, equipment, tools, and assets.

With big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and advancements in connectivity, Microsoft discovered that it's more feasible and beneficial to converge IT and OT. Data is shared and gives management a holistic view of their organization. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, Manufacturing