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Most distribution centers, big or small, operate using some sort of ERP system to keep track of their inventory, accounting and transactional data. Fewer than most facilities also use a Warehouse Management System (WMS). Without the integration of both, it’s common for the ERP to say one thing but for the warehouse floor to say something completely different…

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From its inception, the warehouse and distribution management industry has been a hotbed of innovation. Warehouse and distribution management has become one of the most automated industries of all, and the pace is only quickening…

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If you’ve ever worked in a warehouse, or better yet managed one, you probably know or wish you had, that one warehouse “Superhero” who knows the place like the back of his hand…

The Progress OpenEdge development environment provides technology that Apero uses to create the Latitude application, manage it’s data, and optimize the connection between the two. It’s programming language, ABL (Advanced Business Language), provides Apero with powerful capabilities to meet even the most challenging customer requests for new features and functionality.

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Imagine that the executives in your organization have decided to make some process changes, and they’ve chosen you to manage it. But as soon as the company-wide memo goes out the grumbling among the stakeholders begins…

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One of the most important funImage for Blog 5ctions of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is the management of customer orders. An order for products or services initiates the core processes for attainment and recognition of revenue, so the order management system needs to be bulletproof. Unfortunately, that’s often easier said than done…

99682876Implementing a new software system can be simultaneously exciting and frustrating. It’s exciting because you can visualize multiple benefits of the new system and you’re eager to put them to work. You’re joining a new community, an ecosystem of users, and you’re excited about all the positive change and growth this investment will bring to your organization. Expectations are high…

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The financial health of a distribution company depends heavily on the inventory that is stocked in the warehouse. Inefficient supply chain logistics that cause products not to turn or sell in appropriate time frames can be a crippling burden on organizations. For the distributor, the biggest investment is in their inventory and stock that is not moving equates to dollars not earning…

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For companies that are struggling to keep consistent records while dealing with over-stocked warehouses, shipping errors, and client satisfaction issues, it’s important to realize the benefits of implementing a Warehouse Management System…

blog-1-featuredPop quiz: Name one industry that hasn’t been completely transformed by information technology. Okay, that’s a trick question, especially if you weren’t around thirty years ago to see what it was like before IT innovations revolutionized distribution management…

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    Pop quiz: Name one industry that hasn’t been completely transformed by information technology. Okay, that’s a trick question, especially if you weren’t around thirty years ago to…