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Rock Rockwell: How to Compete Against Amazon

Rock Rockwell: How to Compete Against Amazon

Imagine if a distributor's “Very Important Customers,” comprising around 80% of revenue, used automated inventory replenishment technology to manage their ...

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Donald's Column -- eTurns TrackStock Tip: Use Our Customized Barcode Labels

Donald's Column -- eTurns TrackStock Tip: Use Our Customized Barcode Labels

Say goodbye to boring black-and-white, simple barcode labels. Take advantage of customized bar code labels within the eTurns TrackStock automated inventory ...

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The Metrics Distributors Need to Optimize Their Distribution Centers

The Metrics Distributors Need to Optimize Their Distribution Centers

Rather than view the last 10 feet of the supply chain as the end of the road – what if ...

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The Power of Precise Demand Planning™ to Compete Against Amazon

The Power of Precise Demand Planning™ to Compete Against Amazon

What if you viewed the last 10 feet of the supply chain differently? What if you saw it instead as ...

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Donald's Column: Save Even More Time Using Touch ID or Facial Recognition with the eTurns TrackStock App

Donald's Column: Save Even More Time Using Touch ID or Facial Recognition with the eTurns TrackStock App

If you’re like most of the world, you feel you have too many passwords, and too much trouble remembering which ...

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Want to Sell Your Distribution Business? Increase Your Value with Digital

Want to Sell Your Distribution Business? Increase Your Value with Digital

The pace of mergers and acquisitions in the distribution industry doesn’t appear to be slowing anytime soon. A Deloitte report ...

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Distributors Should Build a Moat to Keep Customers from Amazon

Distributors Should Build a Moat to Keep Customers from Amazon

As Warren Buffet famously said, “A good business is like a strong castle with a deep moat around it. I ...

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For Medical Suppliers, Automated Inventory Replenishment Saves Time, Money and Headaches

For Medical Suppliers, Automated Inventory Replenishment Saves Time, Money and Headaches

Two years ago, Lakes Region EMS in Minnesota typically carried 73 percent more inventory than it needed. And Smilebuilderz, a large dental, ...

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MDM Guest Post: Going Digital Is Not Just About Webstores

MDM Guest Post: Going Digital Is Not Just About Webstores

Customers' desire -- really, their demand -- for an efficient transaction may have roots in the Amazon experience. But distributors ...

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Case Study: How eTurns Helped Lakes Region EMS Reduce Inventory by 73%

Case Study: How eTurns Helped Lakes Region EMS Reduce Inventory by 73%

eTurns Automated Inventory Replenishment Saved An EMS Provider Thousands of Dollars and Countless Hours – and May Even Help Save ...

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Case Study: Smilebuilderz: 70 Percent Less Time Spent on Inventory Replenishment

Case Study: Smilebuilderz: 70 Percent Less Time Spent on Inventory Replenishment

How eTurns TrackStock Automated Replenishment App with barcode scanning helped a large dental practice gain insight into its inventory, enabling ...

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Digital Strategy: It's Not Just About eCommerce Sites

Digital Strategy: It's Not Just About eCommerce Sites

Our takeaway from the MDM Digital Distributor Summit, which we were proud to sponsor this month in Denver, was this: ...

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Donald's Column: 9 Tips for Making the Most of Your eTurns TrackStock

Donald's Column: 9 Tips for Making the Most of Your eTurns TrackStock

9 eTurns Hidden Gems For Maximizing Inventory Efficiency. eTurns TrackStock has many features that can help distributors and their customers work ...

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What Is RFID? Can It Automate Replenishment In My Customer's Stockrooms?

What Is RFID? Can It Automate Replenishment In My Customer's Stockrooms?

RFID, or radiofrequency identification, uses information electronically stored in smart barcodes to track and identify inventory items.  When used along ...

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Why Distributors Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Give Customers a Multi-supplier Mobile Replenishment App

Why Distributors Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Give Customers a Multi-supplier Mobile Replenishment App

It’s amazing how many distributors out there are afraid. They acknowledge that having real-time visibility of inventory and having automatic inventory ...

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eTurns Sponsors MDM Digital Distributor Summit

eTurns Sponsors MDM Digital Distributor Summit

eTurns is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming MDM Digital Distributor Summit, June 18-20, 2019 in Denver. Designed especially ...

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The Volatile Electronic Component Supply Chain: Take Advantage of a Moment of Calm

The Volatile Electronic Component Supply Chain: Take Advantage of a Moment of Calm

Distributors whose businesses depend on electronic components know a thing or two about supply chain uncertainty. In recent years, skyrocketing demand ...

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eTurns Passed a Rigorous SOC2 Audit, Proving the Security and Availability of our Automated Replenishment Service

eTurns Passed a Rigorous SOC2 Audit, Proving the Security and Availability of our Automated Replenishment Service

At eTurns, we’re not big on bragging. But we do want to share something we’re pretty proud of: We’ve earned ...

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Donald’s Column: Reduce PO and invoice costs by over 95% with TrackStock’s consolidated invoicing for consigned inventory

Donald’s Column: Reduce PO and invoice costs by over 95% with TrackStock’s consolidated invoicing for consigned inventory

Imagine your customer has 1,000 widgets sitting in consigned inventory in a warehouse. And let’s also say that over the ...

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The biggest mistake distributors make? Not using technology proactively

The biggest mistake distributors make? Not using technology proactively

With Amazon breathing down their necks, many distributors are busy trying to defend their revenue against the e-commerce threat. In today’s ...

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Case Study: How a Service Contractor Slashed Inventory on Trucks by 30%+

Case Study: How a Service Contractor Slashed Inventory on Trucks by 30%+

For many years, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based warranty contractor Service America relied on a tier-one ERP system for tracking inventory. That ...

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Donald's Column: 3 New Ways eTurns Helps with Service Truck Inventory Management & Work Orders

Donald's Column: 3 New Ways eTurns Helps with Service Truck Inventory Management & Work Orders

Distributors who have a large portion of their business riding, literally, on service trucks know too well the inventory and ...

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Industrial Supply Magazine Guest Post: When Managing Customer Inventory, Drop That Pencil!

Industrial Supply Magazine Guest Post: When Managing Customer Inventory, Drop That Pencil!

That’s what eTurns CEO Rock Rockwell says about improving the efficiency of inventory control for your customers. The pencil-and-paper method ...

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How Automated Inventory Replenishment Can Help Distributors Grow Existing Customer Revenues

How Automated Inventory Replenishment Can Help Distributors Grow Existing Customer Revenues

For most distributors, growing wallet share among existing customers is a consistent goal – and a constant struggle. But with automated ...

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MDM Guest Post: Consigned Inventory Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare

MDM Guest Post: Consigned Inventory Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare

Many distributors resist offering consigned inventory; the challenges of managing that inventory at a customer’s site is one of the ...

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Donald's Column - Tips for Tracking Wire and Cable Inventory

Donald's Column - Tips for Tracking Wire and Cable Inventory

If you deal with fiber optic cable or electrical wire, you’ve probably had this experience: arriving at a job site ...

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How Distributor Bin-stuffing Can Be a Thing of the Past

How Distributor Bin-stuffing Can Be a Thing of the Past

When it comes to inventory, less is not always more. A centuries-old proverb admonishes that “For want of a nail, ...

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Can Consigned Inventory Work for You?

Can Consigned Inventory Work for You?

To consign, or not to consign?   It’s a question that, sooner or later, most distributors will wrestle with.   Many distributors resist offering ...

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Industrial Distribution Guest Post: Say Goodbye to Price Shopping

Industrial Distribution Guest Post: Say Goodbye to Price Shopping

Whether you’re shopping for a new pair of socks or a front-end loader, low price is a good thing. But ...

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Case Study: Gexpro Services saves customer $200k/yr by optimizing inventory with eTurns IoT eVMI solution

Case Study: Gexpro Services saves customer $200k/yr by optimizing inventory with eTurns IoT eVMI solution

With its previous supplier, a large Gexpro Services customer in Colorado had no visibility into the inventory replenishment process and ...

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How can distributors compete against Amazon? Automate replenishment with eTurns. It’s 10x faster.

How can distributors compete against Amazon? Automate replenishment with eTurns. It’s 10x faster.

Amazon may ship orders quickly, but they don’t do automated replenishment of repeat orders well. So distributors have a huge opportunity ...

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Distributors should use ecommerce sites to attract and educate customers, NOT to replenish.

Distributors should use ecommerce sites to attract and educate customers, NOT to replenish.

Distributors should create an e-commerce site for only two reasons: attracting new customers and informing existing ones. The biggest mistake ...

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Arrow Teams with eTurns to Deliver Optimized Inventories

Arrow Teams with eTurns to Deliver Optimized Inventories

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arrow Electronics, Inc. and eTurns, Inc., the leading provider of remote storeroom inventory management cloud software, will team to ...

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eTurns can expand the reach of your salesforce with IoT sensor-based inventory management.

eTurns can expand the reach of your salesforce with IoT sensor-based inventory management.

When the article appeared in the last issue of American Fastener Journal about how eTurns eVMI sensor-managed inventory provides the ...

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The American Fastener Journal features an article about how eTurns eVMI is a cost-effective alternative to vending machines for automating VMI.

The American Fastener Journal features an article about how eTurns eVMI is a cost-effective alternative to vending machines for automating VMI.

Automating Vendor-managed Inventory (VMI) within OEM and MRO storerooms is becoming an increasingly important way for distributors and manufacturers to ...

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eTurns Welcomes Z-tronix

Z-tronix is using eTurns VMI/CMI Replenishment Solution with iPhones in their customers’ locations to make the replenishment process faster, more ...

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Independent Electric Supply joins the eTurns Family

Independent Electric is an distributor of electrical components. They installed eTurns Remote Storeroom Inventory Management Solution to help their contractor ...

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eTurns is Pleased to Announce TEC Equipment as a Customer

TEC Equipment is a distributor of heavy duty truck parts. eTurns helps TEC’s dealer customers track maintenance of heavy duty ...

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eTurns Welcomes Assembly Fasteners

eTurns Welcomes Assembly Fasteners

Assembly Fasteners is a national fastener distributor. They have purchased the eTurns eVMI Sensor-managed Inventory Solution to monitor the inventory ...

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Reliance Supply Chooses eTurns

Reliance Supply Chooses eTurns

Reliance Supply is an industrial supply distributor that uses eTurns Remote Storeroom Inventory Management Solution with barcode scanners to track ...

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Rexel Canada joins longtime Customer Rexel US in using eTurns

Rexel Canada joins longtime Customer Rexel US in using eTurns

Rexel Canada uses eTurns VMI/CMI Replenishment Solution in their remote territories. They also use eTurns Remote Storeroom Inventory Management for ...

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