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  • Softeon Offers Industry's Most Complete Logistics Solution For Delivery-Intensive Supply Chains

    Softeon, provider of the industry’s most functionally-rich supply chain software, announced recently a comprehensive logistics solution for companies with distribution-intensive supply chains – largely those with their own fleets for retail delivery, but in other sectors as well –who know the challenge of getting end-to-end automation and optimization across distribution center operations, truck-loading, and route operations.

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  • How CIOs Can Drive Growth In The Food & Beverage Industry: Three Supply Chain Innovation Opportunities

    The role of chief information officers (CIOs) at consumer packaged goods companies historically has been to deliver efficient and unfailing systems at the least cost. Information technology has been viewed as a cost of business instead of a driver of strategy and a means for profitability and advancement. However, for Food & Beverage companies that need to support business growth and competitive differentiation, this approach is clearly antiquated.

  • How Improving Vendor Performance Can Yield Higher Retailer Profits

    The relationship between vendor performance and retail profits is inextricable, and improving it yields big wins for both parties.

  • The Profit Impact Of Vendor Performance

    Data from a 24-month period of results of a $3 Billion multinational retailer.

  • Acuity Or Ratio: How Do We Properly Staff Our Organizations With Nurses?

    By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS

    As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based reimbursement and the associated reduction in reimbursement rates, hospitals look to cut costs throughout their organizations. With labor accounting for more than 60 percent of all hospital costs –nurses, who make up the bulk of those costs – find themselves shouldering the burden of labor-related cost reductions. These cost cutting activities manifest themselves through a reduction in staffing, leading to a decrease in nurse-patient ratios and the employment of less experienced professionals at lower salary levels.

  • Despite An Airport Strike, Marken Preserves The Data Chain

    Marken collected a shipment from southern Sweden that was bound for next-day delivery in northern Belgium. However, all airline flights into Belgium were cancelled as a result of a strike action by airport workers.

  • Driving To Faster, Dependable Delivery At Bon Appetit Bakery

    Bon Appetit® Bakery is a California-based wholesale bakery manufacturing facility, specializing in gourmet baking and distribution of top quality Danish, cakes, muffins and a vast assortment of other fine gourmet products to the retail and convenience store industry throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT

Supply Chain Execution 2014: Making Any-Channel Retail Fulfillment Profitble.Supply Chain Execution 2014: Making Any-Channel Retail Fulfillment Profitble.

Omni-channel is evolving and maturing. Retailers are turning from envisioning the future of digitalenabled shopping toward making that vision a reality. However, for all the work that has been done, one particular function of the retail business has been held apart: the supply chain.

Changing the supply chain is time consuming, resource intensive, expensive, and risky. And though most retailers have grappled with how digitallyenabled consumer shopping behaviors are changing, most have responded with a thin layer of omni-channel veneer and a supply chain unchanged — isolated and protected at all costs.

Like a pressure cooker locked down too tight, however, the forces acting on supply chain are only building greater pressure, from shifting consumer behaviors to demands for omni-channel service. And those forces won’t be easing up anytime soon. While the retail supply chain has been designed and refined to serve one channel only — stores — most retailers are looking to other channels, digital channels that only increase retailers’ need to become more seamlessly omni-channel, like mobile.

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