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).
Leading Software Firm Benefits From Human Capital Management In The Cloud, Increased Speed And Flexibility With UltiPro
Ultimate Software, a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced recently that American Software Inc., a company that delivers demand-driven supply chain management and enterprise software solutions, is benefiting from UltiPro’s comprehensive human capital management (HCM) capabilities to accelerate processes and improve cost savings as well as enhance flexibility and convenience for employees and managers.
Lineage Logistics Acquires Columbia Colstor
Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, announced recently that it has acquired Columbia Colstor (“Columbia”), a third-party warehousing and logistics company headquartered in Moses Lake, WA. With the acquisition of Columbia, Lineage doubles its leading presence in the Pacific Northwest to eleven locations which increases storage capacity and value-added services for its customers.
Choice Logistics Expands Client Base, Global Reach
Choice Logistics, the leading provider of enterprise-grade supply-chain solutions, recently announced that three prominent technology companies have signed on as new clients.
Resilinc Launches New Solution For Supplier Capacity Management
Supplier capacity risk is a key factor supply chain managers need to evaluate in order to ensure the uninterrupted flow of parts and products necessary to service fluctuating customer demand.
PrecyseTech Implements REAC Solution For Locating And Managing High-Value Assets In Transportation, Cargo And Logistics Industry
PrecyseTech a leading pioneer of wireless Remote Entity Awareness and Control (REAC) systems for managing high-value physical assets and personnel, announced recently an implementation at a facility of one of the world’s largest transportation, cargo and logistics companies.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reva Systems Scalable Compliance Solution The Scalable Compliance Solution handles production tagging and provides a platform to realize internal benefits.