Deadline Fast Approaching For Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Organizations To Comply With Anti-Counterfeit Drug Legislation
In an effort to combat the growing multimillion dollar counterfeit drugs industry, new legislation will be enacted on January 1, 2015 that forces organizations across the pharmaceutical supply chain to implement comprehensive identification and tracking processes for prescription drugs.
Integrating Tax Planning Into Global Supply Chain Management Is Topic Of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Webinar
Effective tax planning should factor into how multinational firms manage their global supply chain.
C2FO Supports Companies Looking To Strengthen Their Supply Chain
C2FO, the world’s market for working capital®, applauds the increased commitment of major companies to help strengthen the working capital health of their suppliers.
J. F. Brennan Company, Inc. Implements Computer Guidance Corporation's Construction ERP Platform
Computer Guidance Corporation, the leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced that J. F. Brennan Company, Inc. has successfully implemented Computer Guidance’s eCMS v.4.0 Construction ERP software to further optimize and streamline its multidimensional specialty construction operations.
Segrest Farms Goes Live With Microsoft Dynamics® GPCompany Outgrows Current ERP And Looks To I.B.I.S., Inc. For A Flexible Solution
I.B.I.S., Inc., leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics supply chain solutions for distributors and manufacturers, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Microsoft Dynamics® GP implementation for Segrest Farms. Segrest Farms is one of the world's largest wholesale ornamental fish distributors.
SAP Ushers In New Era Of Collaborative Supply Chain Management
As supply chains continue to evolve into demand networks, with a more dynamic, lean and globally dispersed assortment of internal and external partners, collaboration is fast becoming the new strategic capability. Recognizing this, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced cloud-based innovations that leverage the connectivity, community and insights of the Ariba® Network to help companies fuel more agile, intelligent and collaborative supply chains to succeed in today's increasingly global and networked economy.
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.
Mobile Devices: The Multi-Million Dollar Problem And The Fix
The introduction of new technologies is essential for efficiency in business today, but these technologies often impact the bottom line in ways that aren't expected. The retail industry's complete dependence on mobile devices is a prime example. Today's large chains have an average of 60 wireless devices per store, ranging from barcode scanners and portable printers to handheld computers and mobile POS systems, all of which are critical for daily operations.
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.
Can You Meet Consumer Expectations At Any Cost?
There’s no prescriptive approach to establishing true, seamless, anychannel retail commerce, but experts agree on four imperatives to the equation.
Cloud-Based Hub Simplifies Fulfillment Process For Goedeker’s
Increased online sales volume pushed a Midwestern appliance retailer to find a way to connect its e-commerce platform to ERP software, streamlining the ordering process and decreasing shipping times.
Mobile 2014: Best Bets And Epic Fails In Retail Mobility
Mobile POS races to the bottom, customer service apps reign supreme, and BYOD begins to make perfect sense.
Fulfillment/Order Management Solutions
Take a look at some of the leading companies helping retailers with fulfillment and order management in today’s rapidly changing retail environment.
Partner Integration And Proactive Visibility Critical To Endless Aisle Advantage
Endless aisle success is less about achieving assortment parity across channels and more about providing reliable, flexible fulfillment that meets each customer’s needs.
SUPPLY CHAIN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT
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.
SUPPLIER OF THE WEEK
Infor Distribution SX.e
In today’s constantly shifting business landscape, distributors often need to deliver more than what has been traditionally expected from them.
MobileDataforce PointSync Mobility Platform 4.0 PointSync Mobility Platform 4.0 is for rapid mobile application development. The PointSync Mobility Platform 4.0 is MobileDataforce's latest version of the PointSync® Mobility Platform, the next generation of the company’s award-winning rapid application development solution for mobile environments.
Supply Chain Planning J.D. Edwards Advanced Planning software can help your company synchronize demand and supply, while opening systems to collaboration with customers, suppliers and outsourcing partners.
Entry-Level Vendor Compliance Solution
Compliance Networks announces rCMS Foundation, the latest in vendor compliance solutions for retailers. rCMS Foundation provides on-demand vendor compliance solutions that retailers can have implemented in 30 days or less.
HarrisData Purchasing Management HarrisData Purchasing Management automates the process of organizing vendor information, assessing purchasing requirements, and acquiring goods in an easy, streamlined fashion.
SPEDE Technologies Push-Button Labeling Push-Button Labeling is a simple-to-use hardware/software solution that combines patented wireless technology with intelligent software to control and error-proof the processes of label set-up, label printing, and label application.
HX2 Wearable Computer
The HX2 is ready for any workflow needed in a high volume quickpicking environment. Voice-direct the HX2, trusting the fidelity of ToughTalk technology that has been proven to improve voice recognition in noisy environments. Capture bar code data using the low-profile ring scanner, designed to swap between right and left-hand usage in a click.