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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Wholesale Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem of factors that impact the Wholesale industry.
  • Explore how your IT team is set to deal with those factors from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective.
  • Leverage expert insights and takeaways and update your IT strategy accordingly.
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Wholesale IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Wholesale Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Wholesale Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Wholesale Automation Report

  • The costs of increased inventory cannot be passed on to the customer. The pressure is on automation technology to reduce the strain.
  • Learn about how the automation trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Wholesale Omnichannel Selling Report

  • Wholesalers are playing an increasingly important role in consumer satisfaction and engagement. Omnichannel selling is the clear path forward to becoming an important partner with retailers in providing a seamless, consumer-centric experience.
  • Learn about how the omnichannel selling trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Wholesale Demand Forecasting Report

  • Complex patterns of customer demand and increased volatility create a difficult environment for predicting how and when inventory will be needed.
  • Learn about how the demand forecasting trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Wholesale IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other Wholesale IT organizations.
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Wholesale IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. IT must be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding the time and resources to be innovative.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Assessment Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT spending benchmarking program, you will gain critical information to understand how you can position your IT team to be more strategic and influential.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Wholesale Warehouse Management Systems Report

  • A warehouse management system (WMS) is deployed to decrease errors in picking and shipping goods, improve inventory accuracy and visibility, and reduce dock-to-stock and receiving dwell time.
  • A player in the Wholesale industry needs to understand where the greatest WMS value is and select solutions accordingly.
  • Learn about what a WMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Wholesale Transportation Management Systems Report

  • A transportation management system (TMS) is deployed to improve shipping efficiency, reduce costs, gain real-time supply chain visibility, and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Software as a service (SaaS) deployment reduces risk and makes a TMS accessible and essential for any Wholesale business because of its ROI, driven by reduced freight costs and increased service levels.
  • Learn about what a TMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Wholesale Demand Planning Report

  • Demand planning is an essential component of overall supply chain planning. For wholesalers in particular, it is one of the most crucial processes in setting up the business for success.
  • Learn about what demand planning is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Wholesale Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Problematic IT Processes for Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods: Data Quality, Quality Management, and Project Management

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • George Goodall

Info-Tech’s IT Management & Governance Diagnostic provides industry-level insights on the challenges of IT departments. We use a concept known as Service Gap to compare the rated importance of a particular IT process with its effectiveness. Use this data to review the existing IT strategy. Ensure that it includes initiatives that adequately address these shortcomings.

Problematic IT Processes for Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods: Business Continuity, Enterprise Architecture, and Disaster Recovery Planning

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • George Goodall

Info-Tech’s IT Management & Governance Diagnostic provides industry-level insights on the challenges of IT departments. We use a concept known as Service Gap to compare the rated importance of a particular IT process with its effectiveness. Use this data to review the existing IT strategy. Ensure that it includes initiatives that adequately address these shortcomings.

Problematic IT Processes for Transportation and Warehousing: Performance Measurement, Managing Service Catalog, and Business Process Controls & Internal Audit

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • George Goodall

Info-Tech’s IT Management & Governance Diagnostic provides industry-level insights on the challenges of IT departments. We use a concept known as Service Gap to compare the rated importance of a particular IT process with its effectiveness. Use this data to review the existing IT strategy. Ensure that it includes initiatives that adequately address these shortcomings.

Transform the Grocery Store Supply Chain With Blockchain

Date published

May 18, 2021

Author:
  • Nicholas Lorenzi

Blockchain is poised to disrupt grocer supply chains by authenticating products, validating item freshness, and ensuring food quality. The blockchain of food can enable the exchange of information to validate food sources and quality as it moves from farm to table. To unlock its transformative potential, you must develop an intimate understanding of the technology and determine how it could address stakeholder pain points across your supply chain.

Discussion Summary: Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas Retail & Wholesale Industries Roundtable

Date published

December 19, 2019

Author:
  • Jennifer Perrier

Info-Tech LIVE took place November 19-21 in Las Vegas, NV. Here, we hosted nine Industry Roundtables focused on the direct and longer-term ripple effects of Industry 4.0 and its hallmark technologies on the different industry sectors. Read this summary of the Retail & Wholesale conversation to learn the main challenges and opportunities your peers think Industry 4.0 presents and what they believe are the next steps to manage this sea change successfully.

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