Ryder Opens New Maintenance And Rental Facility In Charlotte, North Carolina To Meet Growing Customer Demand
Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, announced the opening of its new maintenance and rental facility in Charlotte, N.C. – Ryder’s third operating location in the area.
Blue Wave Micro And Power & Telephone Supply Co Announce Distribution Agreement
Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel) and Blue Wave Micro announce they have reached a distribution agreement for the US, Canada, and Latin America.
Georgia-Pacific On Path To Achieve SQF Certification In All U.S. Corrugated Box Plants
Recognizing the critical importance of the supply chain in reducing the likelihood of contaminated foods reaching store shelves, Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, a leading manufacturer and marketer of corrugated packaging materials, is on a path to achieve Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification in all its box plants and produce yards in the United States.
Apptricity Receives A Notable Mention In Gartner’s Magic Quadrant For Warehouse Management Systems
Apptricity, leading global provider of innovative mobile enterprise software, including mission-critical supply chain management and integrated financial management solutions, recently received a notable mention in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems report, which was published on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Satellite Logistics Group Named SmartWay® Partner
Satellite Logistics Group (SLG), a leading supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry, announced today that the company has been certified as a SmartWay® Logistics Company Partner for another year.
NetSuite Recognized For 'Best Inventory Management' In 2014 Supply Chain Finance Provider Awards
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commercesoftware suites, today announced that it has been named the "Best Inventory Management" category winner in the 2014 Best Supply Chain Finance Providers Awards from Global Finance magazine, a New York City-based publication with readers in 163 countries that helps corporate leaders, bankers and investors stay informed of global business and finance trends
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.
SUPPLIER OF THE WEEK
The MS9590i VoyagerGS™ hand-held laser scanner delivers a rugged and reliable scanning solution for light industrial and warehousing applications. An IP54-rated design protects the scanner from exposure to dust and splashing water.
Cisco Service Control Application For Mobile Networks The Cisco® Service Control Application for Mobile Networks provides application- and subscriber-level awareness for mobile data networks, offering traffic optimization, incremental service security, tiered services, and premium IP service delivery.
Janam XP Series: Handheld Mobile Computers
Janam’s XP Series delivers state-of-the-art processor and memory technology in a remarkably small and light package. As a drop-in replacement for existing rugged Palm OS mobile computers, the XP Series provides an easy migration path that protects users’ investments in legacy Palm applications and work processes.
Entry-Level Vendor Compliance Solution
Compliance Networks announces rCMS Foundation, the latest in vendor compliance solutions for retailers. rCMS Foundation provides on-demand vendor compliance solutions that retailers can have implemented in 30 days or less.
MobileDataforce PointSync Mobility Platform 4.0 PointSync Mobility Platform 4.0 is for rapid mobile application development. The PointSync Mobility Platform 4.0 is MobileDataforce's latest version of the PointSync® Mobility Platform, the next generation of the company’s award-winning rapid application development solution for mobile environments.
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.
Blue Vector Shipping Solution Even in the most highly automated facilities, the movement of pallets, dollies, cages, and totes is typically a manual process. With any manual process, there is a high potential for errors - and in a standard facility with multiple side-by-side dock doors, a small error can result in a mistake that can take weeks to correct.