Werner Enterprises Announces Equity Investment In Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd.
Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics company, is pleased to announce that its Werner Global Logistics subsidiary has signed an agreement in principle to make an equity investment in Hercules Logistics Co., Ltd., a rapidly growing and successful logistics and asset-based transportation company that maintains its corporate headquarters in Shenzhen, China, and is listed on the Chinese NEEQ stock exchange.
University Medical Center Of Southern Nevada Selects Medline As Its Prime Vendor Distributor
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC) in Las Vegas, Nev., recently selected Medline Industries, Inc. as its prime vendor distributor for medical and surgical supplies.
Cadre Technologies Announces Partnership With Unified Business Solutions To Provide Standard Microsoft Dynamics GP And Cadence WMS Integration
Cadre Technologies, a leading supplier of warehouse management software, announced its partnership today with Unified Business Solutions (UBS), a certified Microsoft Dynamics GP solution provider.
HIT Application Solutions Signs Agreement With GNYHA Services
HIT Application Solutions (HIT), a provider of healthcare communication solutions, has entered into an agreement with GNYHA Services, an acute care group purchasing organization and supply chain management company.
QAD Joins With AIAG And Pro Mexico To Deliver Training To Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturers In Mexico
QAD Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software and services, recently announced that in conjunction with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Pro Mexico they will be leading training sessions in Mexico for the new Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) tool.
Parkland Health & Hospital System Begins Three-Year Cost-Saving Initiative With UHC And Novation
UHC announced today that Parkland Health & Hospital System has partnered with UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation, on a new three-year cost-saving initiative.
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.
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.
Driving To Faster, Dependable Delivery At Bon Appetit Bakery
Bon Appetit® Bakery is a California-based wholesale bakery manufacturing facility, specializing in gourmet baking and distribution of top quality Danish, cakes, muffins and a vast assortment of other fine gourmet products to the retail and convenience store industry throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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
CODESOFT for R/3 CODESOFT for R/3 software provides you with an easy, cost-efficient method for converting a label design file into a data format that uses SAPscript to print labels directly from R/3
Xenon 1902 Wireless Area-Imaging Scanner
Xenon™ 1902, Honeywell’s sixth-generation of area-imaging technology, is redefining the standard for hand-held scanners. Featuring a custom sensor that is optimized for bar code scanning, Xenon 1902 offers industry-leading performance and reliability for a wide variety of applications that require the versatility of area-imaging technology plus the freedom of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity.
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.
M71V2 Wireless Handheld Terminal The AML M71V2 wireless hand-held terminal provides comfort and ease of use for everyday, scan-intensive data capture applications. Its lightweight, contoured design supports comfortable, one-handed operation over extended periods of use. The graphical 160 x 160 backlit LCD with multi-font capability is easy to read, even in dimly lit environments. The spacious LCD screen accommodates the display of large amounts of information, minimizing the need for screen scrolling.
Omni-ID On Demand Omni-ID presents the first onsite commissioning and deployment solution for rigid, on-metal RFID tags. Commissioning tags at the customer’s site streamlines implementation and saves time and costs.
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.
Compliance Networks Retail Compliance Management Solution
Compliance Networks' retail Compliance Management Solution (rCMS) provides unprecedented visibility into retail supply chain operations.