Is Now the Time for a 3PL Partner?

By Ruth Richter • August 05, 2020

Over the summer months, different states began to reopen, and then some stepped back and closed again. What was originally a 2-week order to stay at home has turned into a months-long timeframe as governments, healthcare workers, and the general public continue to wade through...

Retail is Not Dead: How E-Commerce Is Helping SMBs Survive the Downturn

By Ruth Richter • July 29, 2020

Back in February, experts projected US retail could expect a modest growth of about 2.8 percent this year. That prediction was, of course, before the coronavirus hit. Suddenly, retailers were faced with store closures, stay-at-home orders, and a significantly reduced demand for most non-essential goods....

Why You Need ERP Automation and Integration in 2020

By Ruth Richter • July 22, 2020

ERPs were historically used exclusively by larger organizations. In the last several decades, ERP software has transformed into an automated solution that can benefit businesses of all shapes and sizes. ERP automation can refer both to the automation of traditional business processes, but also to...

Gear Up for Outdoor Summer Sports With IN-SYNCH

By Ruth Richter • July 15, 2020

There’s no doubt that summer 2020 will look a lot different than any of us anticipated earlier this year. Concerts, festivals, fairs, and more are canceled or postponed, and many favorite activities may not be available for some time. After staying at home for several...

Christmas in July: Preparing Ecommerce Now for the Holidays

By Ruth Richter • July 08, 2020

One thing is for certain: retailers haven’t seen much of their customers in person in 2020. Shopping trips are now largely limited to essential items. Many stores completely closed their doors to the public, instead offering delivery, curbside pick-up, or online only shopping options. Restrictions...

Enabling Remote Teams With ERP Integration

By Ruth Richter • June 24, 2020

Prior to March 2020, hiring managers were already in majority agreement that remote work among full-time employees was becoming more common, and would only continue to do so. According to one study, nearly 40 percent of full-time employees were expected to transition to a remote...

Technology Could be the Tipping Point for 3PLs Post-Pandemic

By Ruth Richter • June 17, 2020

Through the course of 2020, the landscape of the supply chain has completely changed. Enormous market shifts mean every industry’s supply chain has been impacted in some way, and many have been impacted in multiple ways. Supply and demand have radically shifted, leading to declines...

The High Cost of Ignoring Intercompany Accounting

By Ruth Richter • June 10, 2020

As a company grows either organically or via acquisitions, their organizational structure gets increasingly complex. One of these complexities comes in the very likely form of its own subsidiaries conducting business among themselves. Because funds are technically moving within the same organization, it’s not considered...

Back to Basics: How to Use Site Traffic to Plan in Uncertain Times

By Ruth Richter • June 03, 2020

Over the past few months, retail has been impacted in interesting ways. Most notably, a Walmart VP confirmed that with the majority of Americans now telecommuting to work, the retail giant saw increased sales in tops … but not bottoms. Other retailers confirmed: shirt sales are up...

Marketing in the Time of COVID-19: How Do You Evolve?

By Ruth Richter • May 27, 2020

Now that the burst of reactive action to the COVID-19 crisis has settled some, companies are able to begin strategizing how best to move forward. Marketing tactics that worked just fine up until early March are mostly scrapped. Future plans have to walk a narrow...