4R Systems And Impact Analytics & Services Form Strategic Alliance To Deliver Profit-Optimizing Supply Chain Services To Convenience Store Chains; Presenting At 2014 NACS Show
4R Systems, Inc, a leading provider of advanced inventory and supply chain services, and Impact Analytics & Services, a solutions and services provider to C-Store retailers, announced their strategic partnership.
Almac’s Clinical Supply Chain Management Service Responds To Growth In Demand For Biologics And Global Trials
Almac’s best-in-class clinical Supply Chain Management (SCM) service combines consultancy and supportive technology that helps sponsor companies overcome technological, logistical and planning challenges increasingly experienced by biotech and pharma companies conducting global clinical trials.
Aeroxchange Continues To Innovate And Automate The Aviation Supply Chain
As the leading provider of eCommerce aviation supply chain solutions, Aeroxchange continues to drive value through innovative enhancements and solutions that improve the order management process and allow sellers to better manage customer relationships.
enVista Opens EMEA Office, Expands Global Transportation Services Footprint
enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services provider, announced recently that it has opened an office in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom that will serve as its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters.
SupplyChainBrain Recognizes PINC As A 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner
PINC Solutions, the world’s #1 provider of advanced yard management and supply chain execution solutions, today announces that SupplyChainBrain, named PINC as 2014 Great Supply Chain Partner.
TrueNet Communications Selects KMM To Provide Nationwide Supply Chain Services
TrueNet Communications has selected supply chain leader KMM to provide end-to-end logistics services.
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
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.
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.
HarrisData Accounts Receivable HarrisData Accounts Receivable provides the critical tools to manage the task of recording sales and collecting cash, including invoice entry, aging, collections, cash posting, and customer management.
VX9 Thor Vehicle-Mount Computer
The strongest materials can open new possibilities for their owner. The Thor VX9 vehicle-mount computer does just that.
Blue Vector Distribution Solutions Deploy a solution which ties into your existing warehouse management systems to detect and correct issues as they occur. Ease of deployment and a truly distributed architecture provide a low-maintenance solution that can even be extended to customer locations to verify delivery and to remotely monitor customer stock levels.
ViewWise Computhink's document management system ViewWise provides organizations in warehousing/distribution businesses with an efficient and secure solution to manage their incoming and outgoing document records across the "order-to-cash" flow.
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.