This line from the article is particularly telling: “It’s a familiar tale: A small third-party logistics (3PL) or manufacturing firm has been getting by using pen and paper, clunky spreadsheets or outdated software. But now, they’re at a crossroads and must either upgrade their IT infrastructure or languish.”
Exactly. As small businesses get bigger and face more logistics challenges, it’s simply not cost effective to keep depending on old, outdated methods of managing inventory. They have to modernize or else they won’t be able to keep up with their more advanced competitors. (more…)
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.