Manufacturers have for many years focused their efforts on implementing lean and continuous improvement projects in their factory's. This report highlights ways that manufacturers can make their sales functions as efficient as their factory floor operations through using 6 key strategies to increase competitiveness and profitability through improved customer acquisition and retention.
Today’s online business customers expect the same level of usability, personalization and functionality in a B2B site that they encounter when visiting B2C retail sites. Next-generation B2B solutions deliver automated order processes, improved information flow, expanded collaboration with channel partners, automated exchange of documents and a consistent shopping experience.
The July issue of the bi-annual Economic Report, published by manufacturers’ organisation EEF and business advisors BDO LLP, provides a detailed overview of the status of the UK economy and manufacturing sector, and their prospects for 2011. Commentary from EEF’s economists on risks to the UK and global economy, the political landscape, potential changes to exchange rates and interest rates, and foreign trade opportunities, are covered in the 16pp report.