Brightfield Strategies Launches Industry-Wide Collaboration To Aggregate Contingent Workforce Data
Workforce strategy consultancy Brightfield Strategies recently announced the launch of the Talent Data Exchange, a membership-based data aggregation service that enables companies to anonymously and precisely compute the cost of nonemployee labor and to test the validity of workforce strategies.
Gearbulk Selects Bizagi’s ‘Process Glue’ To Ensure Business Agility Across The Supply Chain
Bizagi is proud to announce that Gearbulk, an international shipping company which operates the world’s largest fleet of open hatch gantry and jib craned vessels, has selected Bizagi BPM software to support the automation of its management processes
PAREXEL International Announces Acquisition Of ClinIntel, Extending Leadership In Randomization And Trial Supply Management
PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL)("PAREXEL" or the "Company"), a global clinical research organization, announced today that the Company has acquired all of the outstanding equity securities of privately-owned ClinIntel, a provider of clinical Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) services, based in the United Kingdom.
BSI Launches Independent Assessment Scheme To Mitigate Risks In Supply Chain Security
The global transportation of goods is getting tougher. Organizations operating in high risk countries face daily threats of theft, terrorism, smuggling and product safety in their supply chain.
Topson Downs Selects GT Nexus To Support Strategic Supply Chain Initiatives
GT Nexus announced today that Topson Downs has selected the GT Nexus platform to standardize supply chain workflows, improve visibility and support rapid growth.
Kimble Chase Selects Viastore To Retrofit AS/RS And Implement WMS
viastore systems, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, announced that Kimble Chase has selected the company for a modernization and new warehouse management project.
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
Vendor Compliance And Supply Chain Visibility Consulting Services
Compliance Networks excels in uncovering the hidden value that lies within your supply chains. We apply a creative mix of technologies and services to facilitate flow in the retail supply chain.
Manhattan Associates Labor Management Software Manhattan Associates' Labor Management solution offers an advanced approach to resource allocation to help you realize the full potential of your workforce. This comprehensive and flexible solution can be configured to track all warehouse activities, providing objective performance monitoring, as well as analysis and reporting of labor activity.
Yard Tracking & Management System The Yard Tracking and Management System (YTMS), developed by WhereNet, part of Zebra Enterprise Solutions, is a yard planning, management and execution solution that leverages wireless location and communication technologies and configurable business rules to optimize yard operations and the systems with which they interface.
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.
Wasp WPL305 Desktop Barcode Printer The Wasp WPL305 is a compact, powerful desktop barcode printer designed to meet your light- to medium-duty barcode printing requirements. Its durable construction, speed, and dual printing technologies make the WPL305 a leader in its class.
GoalPost™ Labor Management System (LMS) Software GoalPost™ is a state-of-the-art Labor Management System (LMS) that empowers businesses with labor-intensive operations such as warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing and assembly facilities to boost their labor productivity and greatly reduce their labor costs. Effectively managing the performance of the workforce is the key to unlocking its potential. You can't motivate if you can't manage, and you can't manage what you don't measure. By helping to measure, manage, and motivate the workforce, businesses who implement GoalPost™ typically boost labor productivity 30% to 50% in the first year. Ultimately, GoalPost™ accelerates labor performance and drives costs out of the entire supply chain network. That's why GoalPost™ is simply the best LMS available on the market today. Measure. Manage. Motivate. That's a winning combination. Get GoalPost™, and score big gains in productivity.
Dolphin 60s Scanphone
Dolphin 60s, a part of Honeywell’s scanphone line, was specifically built to facilitate quick, reliable and secure access to business critical data.