This week  we will examine a concept borrowed from the Restaurant industry called the Prime Vendor and how that might make sense for you.

This week  we will review simple ways to cut costs without cutting payroll.

This week  we will focus on how to save dollars by not overspending or under spending on a software solution.

This week  we will look at how to determine warehouse costs and then how to use them in making product decisions.

The Cost of Shrink - Sales have been great, expenses are under control, but gross margin continues to be a problem. While most retailers and wholesalers focus their efforts on increasing sales and whittling down expenses, many never pay attention to shrink and how it can affect margin and overall profitability.

This week we will review some tips from Foodprocessing.com on saving dollars on electricity.

This week we will continue our discussion about the rising cost of Healthcare.

This week we will be discuss basic methods to identify the real cost of outbound transportation.

This week we have an special guest writer, Olin Thompson, and he explains and talks about Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems. Your comments are welcome.

This week we will be discussing warehouse performance from Dan Bolger, who works in the furniture industry. Thanks Dan for tips.

Issue 640 - Everything Cycles.

Transformation and disruption was a topic in an article in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer. I read about the demise of Sears & Roebuck titled The Big Stumble. They believed they had no competitors. The New York Times dubbed them "The Amazon of the gilded age." Those of us in the baby boom generation remember Sears.  As a young boy I remember thumbing through the catalog, dreaming of what I could buy if I had the money.

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