SATO Acquires Majority Stake In Okil, Russia's Leading Label Manufacturer
SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling, and RFID solutions, announced recently that it has taken a majority stake in Okil-Holding, JSC, acquiring approximately 75% of all shares issued.
Datamax-O’Neil Partners With Eclipse Corp DocOrigin Software
Datamax-O’Neil, a global provider of industrial-grade label and receipt-printing solutions, has announced its partnership with Eclipse Corporation WSL, Inc., the exclusive North American distributor of DocOrigin software. DocOrigin is a leading enterprise-class document, form and label generation software solution.
VXi Corporation And SYNNEX Corporation Announce Distribution Agreement
VXi Corporation announced a new agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, to distribute its CC&O and Bluetooth products to the IT Channel.
New SYSPRO USA Container Tracking Module Indicative Of SYSPRO Manufacturing, Distribution Expertise, Says Analyst
SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise, mobile and cloud-based utilization, has announced that the new SYSPRO USA Container Tracking Module, recently previewed at an analyst gathering in Boston, exemplifies SYSPRO’s dedication to market leadership.
LLamasoft And CHAINalytics Partner To Provide Integrated Access To Freight Market Intelligence
LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software and solutions, and Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, recently announced the integration of Chainalytics’ proprietary Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) data with LLamasoft’s Data Guru data analytics application.
Lowry Solutions Employee Graduates From Wayne State’s Vehicle Supply Chain Management Certificate Program
Lowry Solutions, a leading enterprise mobility solutions provider and systems integrator of barcode and RFID data collection solutions, has announced that Paula Peterson graduated from the Vehicle Supply Chain Management certificate program offered by Wayne State University and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).
Honeywell Delivers Wearable, Vehicle-Mount Computer For Distribution Centers
Your warehouse and distribution center (DC) IT clients have discovered that mobility can make their operations more efficient — and providing solutions that increase their productivity and efficiency can give you an edge over your competition.
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.
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
Therapeutic Supply Chain
At the heart of Marken’s therapeutic supply chain is a network of strategically located, purpose-built depots. We currently support trials at over 49,000 investigator sites around the globe.
Thor Vehicle-Mount Computer
In today’s supply chain, the only constant is change. Disruptions, whether short-term like a forklift failure, or long-term like a natural disaster, are a fact of life. The supply chains best prepared to adapt to these disruptions will use mobile computing technology that gives them greater flexibility.
Made2Manage Business Collaboration
With the M2M VIP enterprise portal, you can seamless integrate front-office activities directly into your back-office ERP system. The Made2Manage Enterprise Portal (M2M VIP) enables you to harness the power of the Web to engage your customers, suppliers, employees and partners by bringing them closer to your business, while reducing your costs.
Reva Systems Scalable Compliance Solution The Scalable Compliance Solution handles production tagging and provides a platform to realize internal benefits.
Global Bay Proof Of Delivery AP MIMS offers real-time tracking of packages and drivers from pick-up, warehousing and customer delivery. With built in scanning, printing, GPS tracking, and signature capture, you can quickly access accurate information related to your entire proof of delivery process.
RFID Solutions From Datex RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a flexible wireless technology that is convenient, easy to use, and well suited for automatic operation.
Flexible Vendor Scorecards for Performance Improvement Communicate vendor performance, expectations, and details in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Most retail organizations have siloed data across the enterprise. If aggregated, this data allows for better decision making and provides objective information to collaborate with vendors. Compliance Networks can work with you to turn disparate data into actionable information.