Discover all the benefits to modernizing your outdated invoicing procedures.
Although the United States is one of the most competitive markets in the world, U.S. companies are trailing behind other countries in the implementation of a software that streamlines the AP/AR process and makes exchanging invoices more efficient and cost effective. In a time when it is important to reduce unnecessary expenditures and become a leaner, more efficient organization, automating the invoicing process is a simple way to decrease costs.
In this white paper, we analyze the benefits associated with the implementation of electronic invoicing. We also examine the progress the United States is making in the standardization of e-Invoicing compared to the rest of the world and how this affects companies that want to implement e-Invoicing infrastructure.
Get answers to your e-Invoicing questions:
What is the difference between e-Invoicing and traditional invoicing?
What are the benefits of automating your invoicing procedures?
What is e-Invoice standardization?
What is the state of e-Invoicing implementation around the world?
Should you say “yes” to every request a customer makes? Yes. No. And maybe. That’s crystal clear, right? In truth, it really depends on the customer and their individual demands. The key is in knowing your customer and knowing your own operations. Perhaps you can support the customer’s demand now or with only a few minor adjustments. Either way, can you confidently provide the return on investment in executing on the request? Because increased distribution sales without increased profit rarely works out in the long run. Sometimes you may need to say “no.”
Today, distributors are faced with greater complexity challenges — coupled with increase in delivery speed and constant market changes — and it is easy to see why paper-heavy or unintegrated systems don’t stand a chance in dealing with the many forms of complexity.
In order to take on greater levels of supply chain distribution complexity and build greater profits as a result of added capabilities, you need the ability to identify the true cost to serve your customers. With the right data that strategically supports the requests, you’ll then find yourself being able to confidently tell more of your customers, “Yes, I can.”
Tecsys, a global provider of supply chain solutions, is sharing four reasons why you should embrace complexity in your operations and three things you need to do it successfully.
Two days. Next day. Free delivery. Free returns. Total visibility. Perfect order. Cost stability. Unpredictable order mixes. Last mile. Omnichannel. Anxious yet?
3PLs face these competitive pressures due to higher customer expectations, higher costs and lack of available people, transportation and space resources. As Mark Richards, vice president at Associated Warehouses said, “At AWI, our consortium of 3PLs has been seeing labor and space constraints leading to more 3PLs embracing automation.”
The good news is that many clients are looking for longer-term 3PL partners rather than just temporary relief valves. However, being a longer-term partner means 3PLs have to up their game to provide greater responsiveness, visibility and accuracy while being cost competitive. Oh, and 3PLs need to do that while trying to serve multiple types of customers with variations in competitive strategies. Bruce Welty, CEO of the 3PL Quiet Logistics, said that, “Technology is changing everything, but the inertia for many companies makes it difficult to shift from the push driven world to one that provides constant change in order mix by the minute.”
Tecsys, a global provider of supply chain solutions, is sharing are six reasons why 3PLs need to embrace technology in order to gain, retain and even delight customers.
Loop sorter technology is hardly a new concept in warehouses and distribution centers, but at a time when order cycles are shrinking, it's more valuable than ever before, says Peter Schoen, sales manager with Beumer.
Technological innovation in the supply chain is happening by leaps and bounds. Shane Snyder, president of Barcoding Inc., discusses how good a job companies are doing in adapting to this never-ending change.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:00
ON DEMAND WEBINAR
Pick faster and walk less with multi-bot warehouse fulfillment.
Warehouse fulfillment and distribution has vastly changed over the last few months. The current global pandemic is putting extreme pressure on operators—magnifying the existing labor shortage and accelerating the growth of e-commerce from a steady jog to an all-out sprint.
Whether it's ecommerce, omnichannel, or store-replenishment, finding an effective robotics automation solution that seamlessly improves fulfillment productivity and workplace quality is the key to success.
In this informative webinar, you'll learn:
Post-pandemic market dynamics, consumer trends, and labor patterns
How to double productivity and eliminate single cart capacity restraints with a multi-bot fulfillment and put-away solution
Cost-efficient strategies to seamlessly scale up and down with varying levels of demand
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:00
ON DEMAND WEBINAR
Three Actions You Can Take Today to Prepare for Tomorrow
Disruption occurs with no warning. Your supply chain's business network must be prepared to react seamlessly to disruption with minimal impact to your business. Join St. Gobain and IBM to learn three key actions your organization can take today to prepare for tomorrow's business network challenges. Explore how cloud, AI and process automation provide business value with real-world use cases.
You will learn about:
Modernizing to the cloud
Digitizing and automating manual processes
Infusing analytics into your Network
Jeannine Calandra, Senior Sterling Offering Manager, IBM Corporation
Chase Shelby, EDI Admin, Saint-Gobain Abrasives North America
Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief, SupplyChainBrain
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:00 to Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00
Windows Mobile has reached end-of-life. Enterprise companies and the wider market are consistently choosing to migrate to Android as their operating system of choice for their mobile device platforms.
But how do you make this type of change without disrupting your business or your employees, especially during volatile times like today?
Join the leading industry experts in enterprise mobility for an engaging virtual panel discussion hosted by SupplyChainBrain on June 24 at 1pm EST.
In a free flowing conversation, our panelists will cover topics like:
• The current impacts of COVID-19 on data capture and enterprise mobility
• The migration path to Android
• The future of enterprise mobility deployment and support
• How to maximize the investment in a modern mobile platform
• Greg Henry, VP Client Solutions, Barcoding
• Sam Gonzalez, Director Global Systems & Solutions, Ivanti Wavelink
• Shash Anand, VP Product Strategy, SOTI
• Kevin J. Lollock, North America Regional Manager Software and Specialist SEs, Zebra Technologies
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00
For the foreseeable future, businesses and other organizations are going to have to tighten their belts and weather the coronavirus and its subsequent economic downturn.
One simple way to reduce operational costs and increase efficiencies is to implement cloud-based EDI.
Join EDI expert, Tomasz Spluszka as he shares a real-world case study about how Bic harmonized the many different EDI systems they were using across 16 different countries. You will also gain insight into transforming your organization's document exchange processes to a cloud-based solution.
You will learn:
Which type of EDI is best for your organization: On-Premise Solutions or Cloud EDI?
Many companies are still using on-premise EDI solutions that were deployed many years ago and are based on outdated technology. Find out which type of EDI is best for your organization by weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each.
How to keep your EDI system up to date with ease.
EDI systems are constantly evolving; it is not as simple as set and forget. Partners may leave your network while new partners may be added and EDI flows may change. Learn how to keep your EDI current.
How you can harmonize your EDI system while also simplifying it and reducing costs.
One of the biggest challenges to a multinational company’s EDI system is a fragmented environment. Having different EDI solutions in place can make it difficult to exchange data seamlessly.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 to Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00
As shippers wrestle with the challenge of booming eCommerce shipping that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, they have increasingly turned to omnichannel shipping strategies across the supply chain. One approach gaining a hold is to create a warehouse-in-a-warehouse.
The warehouse-in-a-warehouse is a dedicated area exclusively for eCommerce. Everything needed to pick an order, pack a carton, and manage the parcel shipment is undertaken while still being integrated with existing systems for inventory, order management, and accounting. This reduces the investment necessary to adapt to the fulfillment needs of individual eCommerce merchants, while also providing scalability as the business grows. And with the continuing expansion of eCommerce, growth is vital.
Join us for this 30-minute webinar to hear real-world scenarios highlighting the power of the warehouse-in-a-warehouse to ramp up your omnichannel fulfillment strategy, including:
Allowing for multiple orders picked simultaneously by multiple users
Enabling cross-docking to increase order to ship cycle times
Generating optimal carton selection and packing instructions to reduce shipping costs and damage of products
Using system-generated advanced packing lists and customer labels
Maintaining complete visibility and traceability of orders in transit
Leveraging ASN capabilities of order shipment details
Bob Malley, Managing Director, Pierbridge
Martin Hespeler, Vice President, Americas, Microlistics