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  • SuiteWorld 2012: A Focus on Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution and Software Verticals

    The verticalization of cloud ERP is one of the hottest trends in the industry, and it’s in the spotlight at SuiteWorld 2012, May 14–17 in San Francisco. If you’re a NetSuite customer or partner in manufacturing, wholesale distribution or the software industry, SuiteWorld is your best opportunity of the year to build your knowledge, network with industry experts and peers, and learn what’s new (and in the pipeline) for NetSuite industry solutions. We’ve put together in-depth sessions for manufact...

  • Modern Business Dilemma: When Is Now Now?

    I’m a big fan of Mel Brooks and his schticky parodies, such as the 1987 cult film “Spaceballs.” In one classic scene, the Spaceballs character Dark Helmet gets comically hung up trying to understand when is “now now.” Every time I see that clip, I’m reminded how it parallels the challenges of business decision-making and how you could replace the parody with a typical business meeting. Instead of Dark Helmet and his rambling confusion over “now” and “then” (check out the YouTube clip), you can i...

  • SuiteWorld Sneak Peek: Order Management and Supply Chain

    Improving order management and supply chain efficiency offers outstanding payback to ecommerce companies and e-tailers, wholesale distributors, manufacturers and others. Is your company taking full advantage of NetSuite to manage your order and supply processes? If you have room for improvement, book your spot for SuiteWorld 2012, May 14–17 in San Francisco.

  • How Outdoor Brands Are Leveraging the Cloud for Competitive Advantage

    In late January, NetSuite was a sponsor of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a major event in Salt Lake City, Utah, that showcased products from companies in the outdoor recreation industry. NetSuite has been successfully servicing outdoor companies as our cloud-based business management software solutions allow these retailers to gain competitive advantage in what is an increasingly difficult space to gain visibility and differentiation.  Cloud computing (where key applications to manage...

  • The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2012

    The Outlook for Wholesale Distribution in 2012 During the last quarter of 2011, NetSuite conducted a benchmark survey on the state of business within the mid-market wholesale distribution industry. The exciting news is that the majority of respondents reported significant optimism for growth in the future. More than 69% believe their business will improve in the near term, and almost 99% reported that they believe their business will either improve or remain steady—a dramatic and significant imp...

  • Supply Chain Networks: Help Us Help You Untangle the Hairball

    Supply chains are neural networks interconnecting a multitude of players and provide value to customers through products and services. Supply chain networks can be formal or informal, simple or complex, and interconnected by a wide variety of technologies.  Supply chain durability and resilience determines the success of a supply chain throughout time.  Unforeseen market, infrastructure, political, regulatory and/or environmental situations can and will interrupt the smooth flow of inf...

  • Is a Warehouse Management System Right for You?

    A Warehouse Management System (WMS) refers to the combination of people, technology and other resources that handle the receipt and distribution of inventory to meet customer demand at appropriate service levels. The WMS will identify appropriate activities or tasks, monitor performance and simplify operations. The system is designed for optimization of inventory, space, equipment and labor.

  • SuiteWorld Highlights Wholesale Distribution Successes

    At our SuiteWorld conference in May, I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with a number of our wholesale distribution customers. Wholesale distribution is one of the oldest and most successful verticals within NetSuite, and represents one of the most diverse and interesting sets of customers among the more than 10,000 organizations running NetSuite. Wholesale distribution companies are ideally positioned to leverage the full power of NetSuite, often utilizing all aspects of the soluti...

  • Driving Advantage from the Cloud at Lightspeed!

    NetSuite recently hosted a webinar with two wholesale distribution customers, Lightspeed Technologies and Advantage Sign Supply, that focused on how cloud computing has enabled them to simplify and speed operations, unify customer touchpoints and leverage the web to do business better. Wholesale distribution has never been an easy business, particularly in the last couple of years. Companies face constant margin pressure and intense competition.