ShipXpress Announces Contract Agreement With Hess Corporation
ShipXpress Inc., a premier provider of cloud-based supply chain software, officially announced its agreement with Hess Corporation, one of the largest global independent energy companies engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas
Enhanced Intelligent Fulfillment Suite From JDA Delivers New Levels Of Omni-Channel Profitability And Customer Service
Further demonstrating the rapid evolution of its leading supply chain strategy, JDA Software Group, Inc. recently announced that it has released new capabilities for its Intelligent Fulfillment suite, formerly called Distribution Centric Supply Chain
LEGACY Supply Chain Services Partners With Military Warriors Support Foundation--A Program That Awards Mortgage-Free Homes And Financial Mentoring To Veterans Wounded In Combat
Finding and paying for a home is a major hurdle U.S. Marine Corps veteran Robert Vardaro will not face after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, thanks to a program organized by the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) and supported by Portsmouth, NH based LEGACY Supply Chain Services
Ultriva Survey Identified Poor Visibility As Supply Chain Pain Point
Ultriva, Inc., provider of cloud-based supply chain execution software, announced the results of a recent customer survey on supply chain pain points in the company blog. According to the respondents, fifty-five percent mentioned a lack of real-time visibility into the supply chain as one of the major pain points
The Progress Group Joins Global Supply Chain Consultancy, Crimson & Co
Leading supply chain consultancy The Progress Group LLC has extended its footprint in Europe, Australia and Asia so that it can guarantee its clients the same quality of best-in-class supply chain consultancy wherever it is needed
Ryder Offers Tips To Help Fleets Weather The Winter
In preparation for the upcoming winter season, predicted to bring below-average temperatures and heavy snowstorms, Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, is sharing best practices to help fleets get winter ready
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.
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Free Strategic Supplier Management Opportunity Assessment
Compliance Networks offers a free opportunity assessment as a pre-sale discovery event with a two-fold objective. The opportunity assessment clarifies the client organization's objectives and quantifies the potential economic impact of a vendor compliance optimization process on the retail organization.
Flowcasting. Not forecasting. What’s the difference? Traditional forecasting and demand planning systems have tackled the retail supply chain from the wrong angle – trying to forecast downward from manufacturing to distribution, never getting beyond shipments out of the distribution centers. RedPrairie E²e™ Collaborative Flowcasting focuses on store level data, or “demand sensing” inventory strategies, starting with item level information and “flowing” that up through the supply chain to drive all other activities, from the store shelf to manufacturing plants and raw material suppliers.
PowerScan® PD8300 Industrial Corded Handheld Laser Bar Code Reader The PowerScan 8000 product series is Datalogic Scanning’s premium line of rugged industrial handheld data collection products. The PowerScan PD8300 laser scanner offers state-of-the-art performance in a corded industrial product.
Opticon OPR 3101 Wireless Scanner The wireless OPR 3101 scanner features a rubberized pistol-grip and trigger guard and is sealed to IP54 standards for operation in dirty and harsh conditions including extreme temperatures and humidity.
PrintNet® Enterprise A first in the market, Printronix PrintNet Enterprise is a Web-enabled remote network print management system for line matrix, laser and thermal printers offering the ultimate flexibility in managing mission-critical enterprise applications.