On November 9, 2009, TGI will be attending the 2009 STAFDA Technology and Consultants Fair. TGI representatives will be on hand to showcase TGI’s Enterprise 21 ERP software at Table 6. Conference attendees may arrange for a personalized demonstration of Enterprise 21 while at the STAFDA technology fair. The fair offers a great opportunity for organizations in the specialty tools and fasteners industry to see the latest in business management software technology and gain an understanding of the many benefits a distribution organization can derive from integrated distribution software solutions.
Given such an opportunity, business executives and IT professionals in the tools and fasteners industry should come to the STAFDA Technology and Consultants Fair armed with key questions for software vendors that pertain to their unique industry requirements. Some examples of key questions for software vendors who supply solutions for the tools and fasteners industry include:
- What does the software system offer in terms of managing pricing methodologies, promotions, and allowances?
- What types of inventory management and replenishment methodologies does the software offer?
- Does the system include integrated RF and barcode technology to operate the warehouse in a paperless environment?
- Does the software offer integrated procurement functionality that provides RFQ processing, vendor performance management, designation of a preferred supplier for a given item, accounting for supplier lead times, etc.?
- Does the software provide integrated e-Commerce functionality for Internet-based orders?
- Does the software interface with EDI translations?
- Does the software interface with UPS, FedEx, and LTL shipment manifesting systems concurrently?
- Does the software offer both available and capable to promise order management functionality?
- Does the software account for landed costs, import duties, drayage charges, etc. for imported items?
- Does the software offer MRP/DRP functionality?
- Does the software provide functionality for kitting, assembly, light manufacturing, and other value-added services?
- Does the software offer integrated financial management?
- Does the software feature business intelligence, analytics, and reporting functionality with drill-down capabilities?
While these are just some of the many questions for software vendors, they should provide a good basis for discussion in limited time while at the 2009 STAFDA Technology and Consultants Fair. If you plan on attending the 2009 STAFDA Technology and Consultants fair and would like to schedule a demonstration of TGI’s Enterprise 21 software, please click here to complete TGI’s 2009 STAFDA registration form.