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Surviving the Amazon Effect

Manufacturers and wholesale distributors have been profoundly impacted by "The Amazon Effect," referring to Amazon's influence on raising customer expectations for frictionless commerce, low cost or free delivery, vast product selection and a personalized shopping experience. To stay competitive, product companies must differentiate and optimize. Read this report to understand ways to stay competitive in the Age of Amazon.

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The Distributor Sales Effort in Digital Times

In this research report by Benfield Consulting and Industrial Supply, the distributor sales model is examined in the context of today’s digital times. While traditional distributors have begun their move into ecommerce, most significantly lag firms such as Amazon Business or Grainger in online progress. Additionally, the traditional sales value proposition of high-touch/high-service/high-cost is difficult to translate online. Read this report to understand the current distribution sales model, and how this model will likely evolve in the face of digital.

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Your Amazon Business Playbook

This report, focusing on distribution's omnichannel future, follows Amazon's rise as it rapidly built the competencies needed to master B2B distribution the way it mastered the online bookstore.

Download this report to understand the threats that Amazon poses, the rise of Amazon Business—formerly AmazonSupply—and where we think it's heading with its adaptive model, while also providing recommendations on how to remain competitive and relevant in the face of Amazon.

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The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2018

Modern Distribution Management in partnership with NetSuite reports on the key economic benchmarks and trends for distributors in 2018. Download the report to dive into these economic trends facing modern distributors.

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NetSuite for Home Furnishing Distributors

As agility and innovation become increasingly important in the home furnishings space, modernizing a business' IT environment is no longer a way to get ahead—it's a requirement to keep pace. Modern home furnishing distributors seeking to capitalize on new global opportunities need to invest in a system capable of unifying their product development, supply chains and distribution networks—whether they are pre-revenue or well-established.

Download this solution brief to discover NetSuite's value for home furnishing distributors.

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Supply Chain Transformation: From Tactical Implementation to Strategic Integration

A recent report from Gartner indicated that “89 percent of marketers compete primarily on the basis of customer experience—discrete moments that, together, strengthen or weaken a customer's preference, loyalty and advocacy” (Gartner, 2016). For companies without a centralized means to access, and act on, supply chain data, this statistic can seem overwhelming. It's important to recognize that neither the data train nor customer expectations are slowing down—the way to meet these challenges is to unify business intelligence across the entire supply chain. Download the report to see how.

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NetSuite for Industrial Supply Distributors

Modern industrial supply distributors seeking to capitalize on new global opportunities need to unify their supply chains, inventory and order processes to deliver the right products to the right people at the right time. Yet, to make this unified model a reality, industrial distributors must become more active players in the technology ecosystem, seeking expertise outside the industry to develop equipment connectivity, data analysis and software that are beyond their capabilities. Download the solution brief and discover NetSuite for industrial supply distributors.

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NetSuite for Electronic Distributors

Modern electronics distributors seeking to capitalize on new global opportunities need to unify their product development, supply chains and distribution networks, or risk failure in today's highly competitive markets. Electronics distributors are vying market share from around the world. To stay in the race, electronics distributors must become active players in the technology ecosystem, seeking expertise to develop equipment connectivity, data analysis and software to modernize their IT footprint. Download the solution brief and discover NetSuite for electronic distributors.

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NetSuite for Medical Device Distributors

Modern medical device distributors seeking to capitalize on new global opportunities need to invest in a system capable of unifying their product development, supply chains and distribution networks—whether they are pre-revenue or well-established. To make this unified model a reality, medical device distributors must become active players in the technology ecosystem, seeking expertise to develop equipment and process connectivity, data analysis, and software to modernize their IT footprint. Download the solution brief and discover NetSuite for medical device distributors.

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Wholesale distribution has never been an easy business and it isn't getting any easier. The razor thin margins in wholesale distribution are continually being put under pressure by the product producers and consumers. On top of this, globalization of product markets and internet giants Amazon and Alibaba have forced the wholesale distribution business to reimagine ways of doing business. Download the report by TEC to explore the changing landscape of wholesale distribution and the tactics to prepare.

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Unifying Financials and Inventory

The system landscape of many distributors, either in start up or complacency mode, includes QuickBooks as a financial management system and FishBowl as an "add-on" inventory management system. However, both systems have their limitations, which ultimately impact a distributor's ability to innovate, scale and grow.

Read this white paper to understand the limitations of QuickBooks and FishBowl, and the value of managing your financials and inventory on one, integrated business management system like NetSuite.

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NetSuite for Industrial Supply Manufacturers

As cloud applications mature and the world becomes more connected, modernizing a business's IT environment is no longer a way to get ahead—it's a requirement to keep pace. Modern industrial supply companies seeking to capitalize on new global opportunities need to unify their product development, supply chains, manufacturing processes and distribution networks. Download the white paper to discover the value of NetSuite for industrial supply manufacturers.

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2017 North American Cloud-ERP for Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Customer Value Leadership Award

Manufacturers and wholesale distributors want to realize the full benefits of operating in the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena as early as possible and for less cost. However, despite acknowledging the limitations their existing systems present, these risk-averse companies report to Frost & Sullivan that they are cautious about implementing cloud ERP and adjusting to changes. Frost & Sullivan agrees that a proven solution with new service offerings from ERP vendors that can simplify the implementation process and optimize cloud ERP software is a major industry need. Download the report by Frost & Sullivan to see why NetSuite was awarded the 2017 North American Cloud-ERP for Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution Customer Value Leadership Award.

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SuiteSuccess Spells Sweet Success for NetSuite Customers

Utilizing 20 years of experience delivering and implementing their cloud-based ERP platform, NetSuite has developed a new customer engagement model and business optimization method called SuiteSuccess. Since SuiteSuccess' formal announcement at SuiteWorld 2017, NetSuite has worked with several customers developing and refining its groundbreaking methodology. Read this Mint Jutras article to understand NetSuite's SuiteSuccess methodology and the value it has brought to a number of companies across multiple industries.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing in Wholesale Distribution

Less than 60% of wholesale distributors indicate processes critical to their businesses are fully supported by enterprise applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Instead, distributors make do with something less than a complete solution or struggle with a collection of disconnected applications.

Read this white paper to understand the performance improvements and cost savings a leading ERP solution provides to distributors, and to truly understand the cost of sitting on an ERP decision or "the cost of doing nothing".

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NetSuite Tackles Global Supply Chain Management and Visibility via the Cloud

As the supply chain becomes increasingly integrated, companies need the technology to support their changing business models. Download the report by TEC to see how Oracle NetSuite is tackling global supply chain management with the cloud.

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Digital Transformation Solves Challenges Facing Food and Beverage Distributors with Oracle + NetSuite

Food and beverage distributors face business challenges on many fronts. Changing business models, more demanding consumers, stricter regulation, globalization, merges and acquisitions, and sweeping technology changes all add up to significant headwinds for food and beverage distributors. Download the report by TEC to see how Oracle NetSuite is helping food and beverage distributors prepare for whatever is ahead.

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ERP: Wholesale and Distribution’s Secret Weapon

Wholesalers and distributors of today are not only facing typical year-over-year cost concerns, but also heightened competition and increasingly demanding customers. To stay competitive, industry leaders are turning to modernized technology, specifically Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), as their differentiating factor. Read this Aberdeen report to learn how leveraging the most up-to-date ERP platform positions wholesalers and distributors for the future.

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Shining a Light on the Clouds: Finding a True Cloud Solution

The Cloud continues to hang over the business computing landscape like, well, a cloud. Public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS—all of it makes for a confusing alphabet soup for even the most experienced industry observers and IT pros.

And, as longstanding technology firms look for ways to get into the market and new entrants emerge, creating new terminology, claiming firsts and generally obfuscating the entire landscape, it only promises to get more confusing for technology buyers seeking a cost effective, scalable and agile solution for their needs. This paper serves to provide some clarity around the different flavors of cloud and a detailed explanation of why multi-tenant SaaS offers the greatest combination of value, agility and scalability.

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Crossover Businesses: Blurring of the Lines Between Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers

It is no secret that the old clear distinctions between manufacturers, distributors and retailers have been obliterated. Manufacturers are increasingly selling direct to the end customer, distributors are selling direct to end customers as well broadening their services to include light assembly and manufacturing, and in some cases offering their own branded product lines. Meanwhile, retailers are increasingly relying on private label products to generate margins and loyalty, essentially taking on the role of a brand owner, managing outsourced manufacturing. In this report, we explore what happens when a business crosses over to become a combination manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer—how it impacts partnerships, services, revenue models and the business’s system requirements.

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Employee Productivity is Critical to Success

Technology has spurred major productivity advances in all facets of business, from hosting meetings, to client and customer support, to payroll. While the business-to-business supply sector has been traditionally slower to adopt such technologies than consumer markets, many distributors are now adapting to changing buyer habits and employing a more tech-savvy workforce. Download the report to learn more about these tech trends among modern B2B companies.

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2017 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends: Deflation Drives Down Distributor Growth

Modern Distribution Management in partnership with NetSuite reports on the key economic benchmarks and trends for distributors in 2017. Download the report to dive into these economic trends facing modern distributors.

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Stories from the Front Line: The Cloud Addresses Key Trends in Distribution

To the untrained eye, distribution may appear to be a fairly straightforward industry—in all reality, however, it is evolving more rapidly than ever before. From increased competition and changing business models to a barrage of new, innovative technologies, the way distributors do business is starkly and fundamentally different than it was even five years ago—to risk not changing is to risk failing. Download the ebook to learn more about the five key trends distributors need to pay attention to as they adapt and innovate to the changing industry.

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Critical Components to Achieving the Perfect Order

Delivering on consumer expectations—whether of a buyer from a business you sell into, or a direct-end consumer—comes from the ability to complete the perfect order: getting the right products delivered at the best price, when and where they want. Download the white paper to learn more about the key components for building a strategy that provides a seamless, omnichannel experience across all of your stakeholders.

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The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2017

Modern Distribution Management in partnership with NetSuite explores the key business objectives and challenges facing distribution companies as they embark on their business journey in 2017 in a new report. At the core of the report, the primary question facing distributors remains: what can we do to grow our business and invest in our future? Download the report to learn more about the trends facing modern distributors and the strategies that leaders in the space are using to tackle these trends.

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B2B E-Commerce: Doing it Right to Remain Competitive

Advantage Business Media in partnership with NetSuite discusses B2B ecommerce and the implications its growing importance has on manufacturing, distribution and beyond. Download the report to learn more about the key trends in B2B ecommerce and how businesses can harness the power of a cloud-based B2B ecommerce platform.

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SMBs: Think You’re Too Small for ERP? Think Again

Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face tough decisions from the very beginning. In the very early stages, you have big dreams but limited capital. You start off thinking, “All we need is...” so you add free or inexpensive software, but none of these talk to each other and before you know it, your “back off solution” is held together with the equivalent of bailing wire and duct tape. Download this research paper from Mint Jutras to learn why you aren’t too small to invest in ERP and ask yourself, “can you afford not to invest?”

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Ten Signs It’s Time to Automate Your Warehouse with WMS

Warehouses and distribution centers are dynamic environments where many different challenges arise. A Warehouse Management System (WMS) can help a business with many of these challenges, yet many smaller and medium-sized businesses hesitate to move from a manual paper-based approach to even a rudimentary WMS, based on fears about cost and disruption. Download this white paper from ChainLink Research to learn the signs when it's time to implement a WMS.

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NetSuite for Food and Beverage Distributors

This solution brief overviews NetSuite's features and functions specific to food and beverage distributors. Download to learn more about the NetSuite advantage and why more and more businesses in the food and beverage space are turning to NetSuite as the solution of choice.

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Cloud ERP's Integral Role in Business Agility

For the modern business executive, implementing the right technology to expand operations tackle global competition is imperative. Download this exclusive white paper to learn more about the benefits of two-tier ERP, from improved business agility and quicker implementation times to enhanced business growth and more efficient mergers and acquisitions.

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Strategies to Modernize Legacy ERP

Enterprises, large and small, are becoming increasingly frustrated with their on-premise technology vendors—the result? More and more companies are turning to cloud ERP solutions like NetSuite. Download this white paper to hear from industry leader, Vinnie Mirchandani, on the strategies for modernizing business technology environments.

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The Many Ways Cloud Can Facilitate Growth

What strategic moves are modern companies making to better facilitate growth? As business becomes more global and supply chains increase in complexity, many businesses are turning to cloud ERP as the key to their continued expansion. Download this Mint Jutras report to learn more about the benefits growing businesses are realizing from switching to a cloud business management solution like NetSuite.

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Pro-Flex's Move from Epicor to NetSuite

Distributors today face significant challenges with changing market conditions, increased competition and rapidly evolving customer expectations. Companies still relying on legacy systems will be held back and won't be able to innovate and grow, be flexible and scalable, nor react quickly to customers and new opportunities. Learn why Pro-Flex moved from its legacy Epicor system to NetSuite's native cloud-based platform and the successes they have achieved.

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On Becoming A Digital Distributor

We are on a digital journey and most wholesale distributors understand the importance of digital technologies, however many overestimate their digital preparedness and still rely heavily on spreadsheets, paper and manual processes. Read this research report by Mint Jutras to learn where you are in the digital journey and to understand if you are positioned to take advantage of digital technologies in support of mobile access and Ecommerce to stay ahead of your competition.

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Research Report – Agile ERP: Continuous Improvements Through Rapid, Incremental Implementations and Value Realization

Learn how Lindemann Chimney and Wittek Golf took the SuiteSuccess approach to ERP implementation and got their distribution businesses up and running in under 100 days. Chainlink Research dives deep into how leveraging an agile, blueprint-driven approach to ERP implementations, brings tremendous benefits.

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Dent Wizard's Move to the Cloud

This report from Mint Jutras examines how larger, more well-established companies are turning to cloud native NetSuite for wholescale replacement of entrenched ERP solutions.

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Customization: A Blessing or a Curse? Removing the Barriers to Innovation and Change

Mint Jutras takes a close look as to why customizations still cause headaches when next generation ERP should allow you to personalize, configure and extend solutions without creating obstacles to innovation and realization of goals.

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MDM and NetSuite: 2016 Wholesale Distribution Economic Trends: Headwinds Slow Revenue Growth

Total revenues for wholesale distributors in 2015 fell by 4.3% to $5.3 trillion, reflecting a degradation in commodity prices. After price adjustments, the wholesale distribution industry grew faster than the overall U.S economy in 2015, posting gains of 0.2 percentage points higher than the U.S. GDP. The 2016 Economic Benchmark for Wholesale Distribution is the most comprehensive source of accurate data and statistics for the U.S. wholesale distribution industry.

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Infographic: 2016 Wholesale Distribution Economic Snapshot

This snapshot provides 2015 revenues for five sectors within the wholesale distribution industry: Grocery & Food service, Industrial, Misc. durable goods, Commercial Equipment & Supply, Office Products & Paper Merchants.

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NetSuite Loves Dogs and Dog Lovers

ChainLink Research takes an inside look at how two rapidly growing pet industry companies, Dog is Good and Pet Lifestyle and You (P.L.A.Y. ®), take product research and design, sales channels, logistics, advertising, capital, as well as technology, and establish themselves as successful brands.

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TEC Spotlight Report: NetSuite, The Vendor to Beat in Wholesale Distribution

TEC takes a close look at how NetSuite has succeeded in delivering to the highly competitive and relatively mature wholesale and distribution market, and why it is now the vendor to beat among small and midmarket businesses looking for enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

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Chainlink Research: Good Enough to Eat

An industry Brief: Learn how ProBar, International Spices, and Sea to Table are leveraging a modern cloud platform to transform their business.

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Profitable Growth in the Outdoor and Sporting Goods Business

In the competitive outdoor and sporting goods industry, the keys to business success are constant innovation and accurate insight into customer behaviors and market trends. With a cloud system that unifies core processes, personnel can focus on just that: delivering superior products, value and customer experiences. Download to learn more.

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