Monthly Archives: May 2016

C-Store Data Visibility [Infographic]

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  Foodservice manufacturers struggle with having clear visibility into their C-store channel business. By applying a more robust data management system, there can be quicker and deeper insights that can help target sales campaigns and drive overall growth. Learn more about C-Store Data Visibility.  

C-Store Data Visibility

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It is the standard scenario, a foodservice manufacturer produces product and ships it out through their distributor partners… then repeat. The problem is that the distributor is not the end customer and therefore the manufacturer is unable to create focused sales plans targeting their actual consumer, in this case C-Stores. Distributors can be asked to

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Making Sense of Operator Sales Data

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It is the standard scenario, a foodservice manufacturer produces product and ships it out through their distributor partners… then repeat. The problem is that the distributor is not the end customer and therefore the manufacturer is unable to create focused sales plans targeting their actual consumer, in this case C-Stores. Distributors can be asked to

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Introducing AFS ePOD [Video]

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Proof of Delivery is a method to establish the fact that the recipient received the exact contents sent by the sender. Instead of requiring drivers to maintain and submit physical paperwork every day – mobile, electronic proof of delivery (ePoD) solutions enable real-time, highly visible, paperless delivery, on time and clean invoice. ePoD can capture

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Cup of Joe: Actionable Analytics for Food and Beverage Distributors

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As a CEO who focuses on developing software purpose-built for food and beverage distributors and wholesalers, increasing data leverage is a topic that I frequently discuss with both users and potential users. Given our application focus areas—which include warehouse management, ERP and direct store delivery—we manage a wealth of insightful data within our customer’s environments.

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Top 5 Common Myths of Selecting an ERP Solution

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All distribution companies, regardless of size, need tools to manage their business. Some may feel spreadsheets handle the basics, while others use a simple billing system. The innovators in the group understand that an ERP solution is much more than a means to track business activity. The capabilities provided by ERP offer operational efficiencies that

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OnDemand Webinar: End of Trade Promotion Year: How to Avoid Surprises.

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In today’s webinar, Joel Cartwright the Director of Product Development for Trade Promotion Management Retail at AFS Technologies will be presenting this webinar on End of Trade Promotion Year: How to Avoid Surprises. What will you learn by attending this webinar? Improving year end accrual accuracy: • How much money do I need to set

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Positioning Your Sales Team to Win at the Shelf

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For manufacturers today, significant effort must be focused on “winning at the shelf.” Research—and retail sales numbers—prove that purchase decisions are influenced at the shelf more than ever before. Manufacturers are stepping up to take greater responsibility for the optimal presentation of their own products in retail outlets. This is seen as being vital to

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Customer Feedback from surveys after the AFS 2016 User Conference

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The following comments are all sincere feedback from our fantastic clients and partners about their experience at the AFS 2016 User Conference at the beautiful JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in April 2016. “Great location to hold the event! Well done!” “My overall opinion of the conference is very positive. The location

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AFS Phoenix BBQ Luncheon

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Joe Bellini, Todd Lawson and David Alberty are serving up BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad and Salad to the AFS Phoenix staff on this casual attire Thursday. Desert and drinks outside on a wonderful Phoenix day in late spring. Thanks to Patricia Hill, Kim Bender and Robyn Rieger for helping to pull it

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