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.
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LogicNet Plus (TM) LogicNet PlusTM from LogicTools is a powerful and yet, easy-to- use strategic network design product which combines a state-of-the-art proprietary solver with a friendly mapping interface. At the core of the application is a proprietary optimization solver which quickly analyzes various tradeoffs between production costs, warehousing costs, transportation costs and service requirements to arrive at the best solution.
SmartMark™: Harsh Environment RFID Tags SmartMark Durable RFID tags and labels are constructed using custom laminations, UV-stabilized plastics, impact resistant rubber, and other durable materials. They offer a long-lasting solution for hard-to-tag items and difficult applications.
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.
HighJump Direct Store Delivery As the direct store delivery (DSD) industry grows in sophistication, businesses need to find new, more efficient ways to respond rapidly to demands from customers, suppliers and retailers. The right technology can play a key role in helping DSD operations compete effectively.
Honeywell 4600r Retail 2D Presentation Scanner From the global leader in image-based data collection comes the 4600r Retail 2D Presentation Scanner — designed specifically for retail point of service (POS) applications, the 4600r is optimized to deliver fast and easy presentation scanning, with the value-add functionality only possible with a 2D image scanner. Its ability to read all 2D bar codes, plus capture digital images, enables new applications that increase productivity — all with one device.
Infor Storeroom For Infor Distribution SX.e
Storeroom for Infor™ Distribution SX.e enables you, the distributor, to provide a level of service to your customers that goes beyond the typical distributor-customer relationship. Storeroom gives you the ability to manage your customers’ indirect material and machine supplies by monitoring the warehouse space they have set up for a toolcrib, industrial vending machines, maintenance repairs, and operations inventory.
Intermec CS40 Mobile Computer
Intermec's CS40 is designed specifically for mobile field professionals who need productivity and reliability beyond a smart phone. The CS40 is Intermec's smallest rugged mobile computer.