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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Accellos Announces Integration Between Prophecy Dispatch & MacroPoint

Accellos announced new integration between their Prophesy Dispatch TMS product and MacroPoint, a service which provides location tracking for brokered loads. The integrated solution provides Transportation Brokers with a way to automatically track loads including arrival, departure from stops, and GPS position updates. The interface with Prophesy Dispatch automatically passes load info to the MacroPoint site to eliminate the need for re-entry. The system then automatically brings load data back into Prophesy Dispatch including arrival, departure and GPS position data. Check calls are automatically created in dispatch and load ETA's are automatically updated.The actual route the driver is taking can also be mapped in the Prophesy Dispatch software.
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DDI System Appoints Aung Latt VP of Corporate Strategy

ERP veteran has worked with Infor and Prophet 21.

DDI System, a leading provider of Enterprise Resource Planning software for the distribution industry, announces the appointment of Aung Latt as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy working directly with Adam Waller, President and Founder.

“We are very pleased to have Aung Latt join our team. His proven track record in the ERP software industry and has earned the respect and following of many distribution powerhouses. Aung’s knowledge, dedication and customer focus will be a tremendous asset to the DDI System management team,” states Adam Waller.

Aung Latt has been in the distribution industry for over 20 years, most recently as a Strategic Account Executive for Infor. Prior to that, Aung held multiple roles within the Prophet 21 / Activant / now Epicor organizations, including Director of Sales Operations for the Wholesale Distribution Group where he oversaw both the pre-sales and sales operations teams. Throughout these years, Aung has also had success with national account management and has built strong relationships with many industry buying groups.

“I am very excited to join DDI System," Latt said. "This is an opportunity to work for a national yet nimble software company whose sole focus is on distribution software and helping independent wholesale distributors compete in today’s market. I hope to contribute to the increased momentum of the company as it continues on its growth path. I am honored that Adam and the team felt that I was up to the task.”

In his new role with DDI System, Aung will be the primary contact for Johnstone Supply members converting from the DDI-DSPro Software over to DDI’s Inform Software solution. He will also have a focus on increasing DDI System’s already solid footprint within the HVAC and industrial markets. Finally, he will be responsible for working with current customers to build on DDI’s Professional Services division.

Distributors can see the many benefits of the inform software at or by calling DDI for a demonstration at 877-599-4334.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Registration Now Open For UnleashWD 2014

The 2014 Innovation Summit will be in Chicago on Oct. 29-30. UnleashWD is the only innovation summit for the wholesale distribution industry.

The innovation journey continues on a familiar date and with a keynote speaker that will inspire.

The third annual UnleashWD innovation summit will continue its effort to promote innovation and fresh ideas in the wholesale distribution industry on Oct. 29-30 in Chicago. Andrew Berlin, the CEO of Berlin Packaging and the owner of the minor league baseball team the South Bend (Ind.) Silver Hawks, will serve as one of the keynote speakers.

“The UnleashWD community is privileged to have a business leader of Andrew’s stature join us,” Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD said. “Andrew is a titan within wholesale distribution, but his talk is going to focus on the lessons he has learned as a baseball team owner. He is a game changer and his speech will be one as well.”

Beveridge founded the UnleashWD innovation summit based on reinventing the values of innovation, thought leadership, company culture and business model design for the wholesale distribution industry. The conference sought to take the best ideas from all of business and to lift and shift them into the wholesale distribution industry. Lift and shift is the UnleashWD concept of applying ideas from outside of wholesale distribution and applying them to the industry.

UnleashWD features a line-up of innovative business leaders from outside of wholesale distribution. They speak during 18-minute presentations, which are followed by lift and shift workshops that place the speakers’ lessons into the context of wholesale distribution.

“We have grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years,” Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD said. “We have created a forum to promote change within an industry that desperately needs it. We started something here a couple of years ago, and we are starting to see the results.”

Registration is now open at
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