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Butler Bros. Industrial Suppliers Implements Cutwater Software Solutions

Cutwater successfully integrates with Butler Bros. Epicor P21 ERP to help “right-size” and provide insight into their inventory.

WILMINGTON, DE. – August 6, 2015 – Cutwater Solutions, the designer and provider of Cutwater AIM (Advanced Inventory Management) software, announced today that Butler Brothers, a leader in the machine tool and industrial supply business, has implemented Cutwater AIM to help “right-size” and give insight into their inventory.

Butler Bros. has been serving customers, and filling their machinery and industrial supply needs for over 50 years. With their main location in Lewiston, Maine, this humble family business has grown steadily into a much larger business. With a growing business and new locations it can be difficult to keep track of inventory at their four locations.… READ MORE

Four More Steps to Right-Sizing Inventory today

Last blog post, I shared three steps for a business who is right-sizing inventory. You can read that post here. As I mentioned in that blog, these ideas are mostly from my colleague Jane Lee’s write-up. In this post, we will continue the conversation and talk about the next four steps for right-sizing your inventory. 

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Step 4: Identify and make plans for nearly worthless inventory.

In addition to the obviously worthless inventory in Step 2 in the previous post, there is usually a large amount of material for which there may be some demand, but not nearly enough to draw the inventory down in a timely manner.… READ MORE

Need help knowing where to begin to make inventory improvements?

shelves“After only 5 months, we have seen a 24% reduction in our inventory levels; at the same time, our sales are up dramatically; Cutwater is making a substantial difference in our inventory cost.”

WILL SNOOK

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF

TRAFFIC SAFETY STORE

 

Most companies have two challenges: too much of the wrong stuff and not enough of the right goods.

  Excess inventory takes up valuable space, is expensive to maintain, and may become obsolete.     Insufficient inventory leads to lost sales and unhappy customers.

Knowing where to begin making inventory improvements is not easy; sustaining them may seem impossible!  

Try Cutwater’s Advanced Inventory Manager

Cutwater’s cutting edge inventory management solution for Prophet 21 users enables planners to identify inventory issues and to make informed decisions concerning this delicate inventory balancing act.… READ MORE

7 Distribution Center Metrics to Understand

Measure twice, cut once. It’s a simple concept. It emphasizes the importance of being accurate and measuring correctly and effectively. This little saying is most often used when discussing construction but it can easily be applied to the world of distribution. Distribution centers know metrics are important in their industry, they just don’t know where they should put their focus. In this blog based on an article I recently read, I will discuss the most crucial metrics for a distribution center to pay attention to. The metrics can be split into 7 separate categories as determined by Adam Robinson in his article in Cerasis. You can read the full article here .… READ MORE

Three steps to right sizing your Inventory

In this three part blog-post, I want to give some helpful hints to inventory planners in terms of right sizing inventory.  Please note that I used the phrase right-size, not reduce. This is because unless you are running a 100% make-to-order business, you will need inventory to meet the customer’s expectations. That is how the business makes money; by meeting customer’s needs in a timely fashion. Inventory allows us to do that. Inventory can be explained as a by-product of the imbalance between supply and demand. Too much supply not accompanied with appropriate demand will leave you with excess inventory, forcing you to find ways to get rid of it, often at discounted prices and even at a loss.… READ MORE

Sunroof Express Selects Cutwater Software Solutions

Cutwater successfully integrates with Sunroof Express to increase on-hand accuracy and improve visibility of trending items.

WILMINGTON, DE. – July 21, 2015 – Cutwater Solutions, the designer and provider of Cutwater AIM (Advanced Inventory Management) software, announced today that Sunroof Express, a leader in sunroof and T-top replacement, has implemented Cutwater AIM to improve the visibility of their inventory.

Sunroof Express has been serving customers, and fulfilling their roof panel and convertible top glass replacement needs for over 20 years. Located in Troy, Michigan, Sunroof Express’ expertise with cars and auto insurance companies has allowed them to thrive. With such a trend-based industry, Sunroof Express was looking for a tool that would help increase their visibility and have a more accurate interpretation of their inventory.… READ MORE

Epicor Prophet 21 Connect 2015 – World Wide User Group Meeting

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Cutwater looks forward to meeting Epicor P21 users in New Orleans at the annual P21WWUG Connect where members come to learn, socialize and make connections.  

Cutwater’s AIM (Advanced Inventory Manager) provides a way to identify inventory that is out of line with demand – either too high or too low. It is designed so that management can quickly size up the opportunity in dollars, while the planners can get detailed, actionable reports.

Stop by our Booth #201 to see Cutwater AIM in action and attend our vendor session ““Reduce Inventory and Increase Sales” on Monday, August 24 at 9:10am.  

Need help knowing where to begin to make inventory improvements? … READ MORE

Cutwater Enjoys Microsoft Convergence 2015!

Cutwater Enjoys Microsoft Convergence 2015

Thank you for making Cutwater Solutions one of the most visited booths at Microsoft Convergence in Atlanta this year.

We enjoyed meeting so many great Dynamics users and are excited by the enthusiastic responses from those who saw a demo of Cutwater’s inventory tool in action!

We would like to congratulate David Morinello and Alexander Kinsora on winning the Ethos QX130 flying quadcopters from Cutwater’s client, Hobbytown.

For more information on Cutwater’s money saving inventory tool contact Eric at ejensen@cutwatersolutions.com

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Traffic Safety Store Successfully Implements Cutwater Software Solutions

Cutwater helps nationwide distributor of traffic and safety supplies manage inventory and purchasing

WILMINGTON, DE. – February 23, 2015 –   Cutwater Solutions, the designer and provider of Cutwater AIM (Advanced Inventory Management) software, announced today that Traffic Safety Store, the nation’s largest specialty supplier of traffic safety supplies, has implemented the AIM product to manage the company’s inventory.

Traffic Safety Store is known for being one of the first companies to utilize the internet to bring traffic control products to those in need, Traffic Safety Store has grown to process over 75,000 orders, outfitting thousands of public and private projects throughout the United States.

“We wanted more clarity with our inventory data,” said Will Snook, founder of Traffic Safety Store.… READ MORE

Microsoft Convergence 2015

Microsoft Convergence 2015

Convergence is that one moment in time when the Microsoft community members come together to share “Aha!” moments. It’s their chance to network with other users, see things for the first time, learn about the latest features and updates, get answers to tough questions from Microsoft product experts, and find new ways to stay ahead of their competition.

Date: March 16 -19, 2015

Location: Atlanta, GA

Stop by Booth #1551 to see Cutwater AIM in action!

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The Winner from the P21 Connect2014

And the winner from the P21 Connect2014 world-wide user group meeting in Dallas, TX is…… Tom Anthony of Norfolk Wire & Electronics in Virginia Beach, VA!

Tom is the winner of the Ethos QX130 flying quad copter sold by a Cutwater client, HobbyTown USA!

Cutwater was proud to again sponsor the P21 user group meeting and to meet so many of this years’ attendees. For more info or a demo of Cutwater’s cutting edge inventory tool, contact Eric at ejensen@cutwatersolutions.com.

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HOBBYTOWN, DISTRIBUTOR OF HOBBY KITS AND SUPPLIES, IMPLEMENTS INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FROM CUTWATER SOLUTIONS

HOBBYTOWN, DISTRIBUTOR OF HOBBY KITS AND SUPPLIES, IMPLEMENTS INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FROM CUTWATER SOLUTIONS

Cutwater Helps Franchised Retailer Manage More Than 4,000 SKUs

 

WILMINGTON, DE. – July 15, 2014 –   Cutwater Solutions, the designer and provider of Cutwater AIM (Advanced Inventory Management) software, announced today that HobbyTown, a full line of hobby stores, has implemented the AIM product to manage the company’s inventory.

Headquartered in Lincoln, Ne., the original home of the company, HobbyTown is the largest national franchise of hobby stores.  The company started franchising in 1990 and has since grown to over 160 locations nationwide, covering 42 states. In addition to traditional model kits, the company offers a unique selection of electronic and radio-controlled toys to a wide range of ages.… READ MORE

Epicor P21 Connect 2014

P21 Connect 2014

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Connect is where P21WWUG members come together from all across the world to learn, socialize & make connections with each other. Connect is an annual event organized by your Prophet 21 World Wide User Group board.

Cutwater’s AIM (Advanced Inventory Manager) provides a way to identify inventory that is out of line with demand – either too high or too low. It is designed so that management can quickly size up the opportunity in dollars, while the planners can get detailed, actionable reports.

Stop by Booth #23 to see Cutwater AIM in action!

Dates: September 21-23, 2014

Location: Dallas, TX

Booth Number: 23

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