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  • Wholesale Distributor Retools for Growth with Next-Generation Ecommerce

    Competing against the likes of Grainger and Fastenal, distributors with global economies of scale, is forcing mid-market whole sale distributors to adapt quickly. Tacoma Screw Products, a family-owned company based in Tacoma, Wash., is aggressively leveraging ecommerce to strengthen its competitive position, increase share of wallet among existing customers and attract new business. The company has recently gone live on the NetSuite SuiteCommerce platform in a wholesale retooling of its tacomasc...

  • Manufacturing the Cloud: The Future Looks Bright

    As previously discussed, NetSuite has two major releases annually (cleverly named .1 and .2 respectively) and we just completed the upgrade process—so all of our customers are now on the 2012.2 release of NetSuite. From a manufacturer’s perspective, there are several highlights in the 2012.2 release: Manufacturing Work in Process Manage your shop floor activities with finer control with the new Manufacturing Work in Process (WIP) functionality. This new functionality adds a multi-step process, w...

  • What We All Learned From The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012

    Last month, we sponsored and took part in the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012 trade show. It was NetSuite's fourth trip to an Outdoor Retailer show, and we were there to help support our new outdoor category customers, including HydroFlask, Solio and X-1, as well as a number of other exhibitors who have been using NetSuite for years. Being on the show floor, talking to people in the outdoor industry and thinking about their business challenges really cemented why I find the outdoor wholesale...

  • NetSuite’s Wholesale Distribution Team Hosts 1st Annual Customer Advisory Board Meeting

    At NetSuite’s SuiteWorld conference in May, the NetSuite Wholesale Distribution team officially kicked off its Customer Advisory Board. Twelve individuals were hand-selected to represent a variety of wholesale distribution sub-verticals as well as organizational roles. The intent was to formulate a body of individuals who can serve as a strategic sounding board to help move the wholesale distribution business of NetSuite to the next level.

  • Wholesale Distribution Live Demo This Thursday — Join Us!

    When we asked our contacts in the wholesale and distribution industries what they valued most in enterprise solutions, they told us they needed a software solution that provided integrated support for all business processes, and that supports the workflows and terminology unique to WD firms. We're doing more than just talking about our capabilities to help WD companies streamline their operations—we're putting it on display. Join us for a live demonstration webinar of NetSuite Wholesale Distribu...

  • For Wholesale Distributors, Supply Chain Partners Are Not Created Equal

    Succeeding in wholesale distribution depends on much more than simply knowing costs per unit, quantities on hand and containers in transit. Sustained profitability requires mastering interconnected, many-to-many relationships and developing a deep understanding of the quality, reliability and resiliency of your trading partners and their value to your supply network. Wholesale distributors have always sought to assess supplier performance.

  • Outdoor Retailers Thrive with the Cloud

    These are incredibly exciting times in the outdoor retail industry. Innovative products, high consumer demand and an almost audible buzz on social media are driving growth in all sorts of outdoor markets, from bicycles to camping and mountaineering gear to sleek and richly functional GPS units and audio-visual equipment. The industry’s exuberance will be on full display on August 1–5 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show, with hundreds of vendors showcasing th...

  • Yogi Berra and the Wholesale Distribution Industry

    Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame New York Yankees catcher, might be more famous for his nonsensical aphorisms than for the .285 batting average, 358 home runs and 13 World Series rings he accumulated in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. One of my favorite Yogisms: “Ninety percent of the game is mental—the other half is physical.” Why is that a favorite? Because my role here at NetSuite covers the wholesale distribution industry, and Yogi’s blithe remark describes wholesale distribution to a tee.

  • The Power of Ecommerce

    I can hear you thinking, "With a headline like that, what’s next… is he going to tell us about the power of the Internet and the magic of jet airplanes?" Actually, the headline is only half the story. The other half is, “…when connected to underlying business applications.” Imagine ecommerce as part and core of your ERP, CRM and even supply chain management applications and processes. Imagine being able to see the full customer lifecycle and ecommerce seamlessly triggering order and fulfillment,...