cloudBuy Signs Agreement With Confederation Of Indian Industry To Develop Global Trading Platform
cloudBuy plc, the cloud eCommerce marketplace, is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to develop a global trading platform.
JDA Introduces Powerful New Flowcasting Capabilities To Support Ideal In-Stock Positions
As demand volatility and uber-competition continue to challenge retailers, now they have a powerful new toolset to help them achieve “just right” in-stock positions across their stores.
LLamasoft Introduces The Industry’s First SaaS-Based Supply Chain Design Platform: SupplyChainGuru.com
LLamasoft, Inc., the global leader in supply chain design solutions,introduces SupplyChainGuru.com, the industry’s first SaaS application solely focused on the supply chain design business process.
Millimeter Wave System Company Siklu Signs Agreement With TESSCO
Siklu, a market leader in millimeter wave radios, has signed an agreement with TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, a leading supplier of integrated products and supply chain solutions to the wireless communications industry.
PrimeRevenue, Inc. And Singapore-Based ApexPeak Forge Global Partnership In Supply Chain Finance
PrimeRevenue Inc., the global leader in working capital finance solutions, signed a strategic partnership with specialized financier ApexPeak based in Singapore.
Cervera Invests In A Crystal Clear Future With Blue Ridge Cloud Supply Chain Planning
Blue Ridge announced today that the Swedish home accessories retail chain, Cervera, will implement the Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning Cloud.
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
Tecton Mobile Computer
Leading supply chains require mobile computing solutions that meet the needs of the user, the demands of a warehouse environment, and the speed of today’s enterprise.
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.
SPEDE Technologies Push-Button Labeling Push-Button Labeling is a simple-to-use hardware/software solution that combines patented wireless technology with intelligent software to control and error-proof the processes of label set-up, label printing, and label application.
Lowry Mobile Print Station II Lowry's Mobile Print Station II is ideally suited for warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing plants, enabling you to print and capture data anytime or anywhere. MPS II runs as a stand-alone printing application or connects to an existing host application via a wireless RF network for enterprise printing.
Critical information about inventory is often difficult to access. Disparate systems, outsourced operations, and increasingly complex supply chains can disperse inventory information across several channels. This poor information visibility costs you in the form of storage, excess quantities on hand, and lost sales.
At the same time, relationships between customer, vendor, and logistics providers have become more strategic in nature, with ever-changing roles. Visibility and access to inventory information becomes more difficult, yet ever more crucial to operations.
Omni-ID Prox™ Our smallest and most precise RFID tag, best suited for high-value IT asset management and tracking and other applications requiring high performance and small form factor. The Prox is available as a broadband tag providing strong global functionality across all geographic regions.
IFS Applications offers powerful solutions that quickly provide real-world results to today's critical business issues.