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Why It’s a Great Time to Be in the Cloud

Why It’s a Great Time to Be in the Cloud By Epicor Software While enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has been available in the cloud for more than a decade, it’s not quite the norm—though, adoption rates are increasing for distributors. This is largely driven by the need to provide exceptional customer service to remain…

NetPlus Alliance Group Purchases Update

NetPlus Alliance 2018 Group Purchases Grow 27% Over 2017

NetPlus Alliance 2018 Group Purchases Grow 27% Over 2017 NetPlus Alliance, a North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, reports continued optimism among its members, reflected in a 27 percent increase in group purchases during 2018. This surge in growth comes after a strong 2017. Organic growth was 20 percent in 2018. It is…

Supply Chain Management – NetPlus Alliance

2 Ways Distributors Can Improve Supply Chain Management and Boost Morale

2 Ways Distributors Can Improve Supply Chain Management and Boost Morale By Paul Byrnes You know that an inefficient supply chain can lead to financial losses, but are you aware of the toll it can take on morale? Any disconnect from purchasing and procurement right on down to the customer sale can have an impact…

What’s Keeping Distributors Up at Night

What’s Keeping Distributors Up at Night By Dan Judge Last year proved to be a profitable one for our members and the overall outlook for 2019 was a good one. As noted in the year-end edition of the member-exclusive NetPlus Industry Outlook, distributors reported sales were up significantly in 2018 over 2017. While the survey…

Paul Byrnes, NetPlus Alliance

3 Ways Distributors Are Hurting Their Recruiting Efforts

3 Ways Distributors Are Hurting Their Recruiting Efforts By Paul Byrnes In our recent NetPlus Alliance Industry Outlook report, many of our members indicated that industrial distributors are continuing to have difficulty finding and attracting candidates for open positions. To improve your company’s chances of finding and hiring the right people, distributors need to stop…