Westmoreland Canadian Subsidiary Announces Monetization Of Port Agreement And New Supply Chain Collaboration At Coal Valley Mine
Westmoreland Coal Company, through its Coal Valley Resources, Inc. subsidiary (“CVRI”), has entered into several agreements that will result in all of its Coal Valley Mine export tonnage being shipped through Ridley Terminals located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, beginning January 2015.
Pacer Group Connecting salesforce.com With Rootstock Manufacturing Cloud ERP
Rootstock Software, the leader in cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications, recently announced that it is providing Pacer Group (Sarasota, Fla.), a leading wire and electrical cable manufacturer that offers custom electrical products, value-added solutions and parts distribution, with a Cloud ERP that provides the depth of manufacturing needed to run small lot, complex jobs that entail many changeovers while also providing increased distribution exposure.
APICS Finalizes Merger With Supply Chain Council
APICS announced recently that it has completed its merger with Supply Chain Council (SCC), creating the premier global provider of supply chain research, education and certification programs.
Major Manufacturing Company Expands GRC Program With Supply Chain Security Solutions From Modulo
Modulo, a leading provider of technology governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that a Fortune 500 manufacturing company has expanded its GRC program to include Modulo’s new Supply Chain Security (SCS) solution.
Japan-Based SIGMAXYZ Inc. And One Network Enterprises To Deliver Global Supply Chain Solution
One Network Enteprises ("ONE") has executed a Strategic Partnership with Japan-based SIGMAXYZ Inc. (Ticker NO: 6088 in Tokyo Stock Exchange “Mothers”, “SIGMAXYZ") to enable the delivery of its global supply chain solution.
Coop Selects Worksoft To Ensure Business Process Quality Across SAP And Multiple Enterprise Applications
Worksoft, an SAP partner and leading global provider of business process validation software for packaged enterprise applications, recently announced that Coop, one of the largest Swiss retailers, has selected Worksoft software to enable migration from manual and script-based testing to an automated business process validation solution for SAP and other enterprise applications
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
Dolphin 9950 Series Mobile Computers
Designed to be the most ergonomic mobile computing solution for enterprise environments requiring large amounts of data capture, high-volume scanning and information management, the Dolphin® 9950 integrates a pistol-grip to facilitate comfortable single-handed data collection that is comfortable to hold for extended shifts.
Omni-ID Max™ Max tags provide the flexibility of a longer read range while maintaining a smaller tag footprint.
Inventory Analyst (TM) LogicTools’ Inventory Analyst(TM), is a web-based inventory planning solution that helps companies improve profitability by strategically positioning inventory across the supply chain.
Compliance Networks Reflection - Transportation Performance Audit
New, entry-level audit service enables retailers to recover lost profits, gain actionable business intelligence, and experience best-in-class vendor compliance with a very low implementation cost.
Inbound Management System The Inbound Management System is a robust and proven solution for managing movement of inventory from the manufacturers' dock to yours. Optimize your distribution center operation with enhanced visibility into inventory flow.
There’s no substitute for having the right information at your fingertips. Every time you have to “swivel” between business applications to gather information for making decisions, your work day gets slower and less productive.
Domino RFID-Enabled Data Center Management Domino ISG provides real-time traffic control that eliminates the delays, errors, and omissions of manual tracking. Asset tracking systems automatically monitors movements at portals, entry points and racks as assets move throughout the facility.