SATO Acquires Majority Stake In Okil, Russia's Leading Label Manufacturer
SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling, and RFID solutions, announced recently that it has taken a majority stake in Okil-Holding, JSC, acquiring approximately 75% of all shares issued.
Datamax-O’Neil Partners With Eclipse Corp DocOrigin Software
Datamax-O’Neil, a global provider of industrial-grade label and receipt-printing solutions, has announced its partnership with Eclipse Corporation WSL, Inc., the exclusive North American distributor of DocOrigin software. DocOrigin is a leading enterprise-class document, form and label generation software solution.
VXi Corporation And SYNNEX Corporation Announce Distribution Agreement
VXi Corporation announced a new agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services, to distribute its CC&O and Bluetooth products to the IT Channel.
New SYSPRO USA Container Tracking Module Indicative Of SYSPRO Manufacturing, Distribution Expertise, Says Analyst
SYSPRO, a provider of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise, mobile and cloud-based utilization, has announced that the new SYSPRO USA Container Tracking Module, recently previewed at an analyst gathering in Boston, exemplifies SYSPRO’s dedication to market leadership.
LLamasoft And CHAINalytics Partner To Provide Integrated Access To Freight Market Intelligence
LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software and solutions, and Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, recently announced the integration of Chainalytics’ proprietary Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) data with LLamasoft’s Data Guru data analytics application.
Lowry Solutions Employee Graduates From Wayne State’s Vehicle Supply Chain Management Certificate Program
Lowry Solutions, a leading enterprise mobility solutions provider and systems integrator of barcode and RFID data collection solutions, has announced that Paula Peterson graduated from the Vehicle Supply Chain Management certificate program offered by Wayne State University and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).
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.
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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.
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.
Janam XM66 Handheld Mobile Computer
Ease of use, durability, and flexibility are critical to mobile workers. Janam's XM66 delivers it all with Windows Mobile 6, advanced barcode scanning, robust WLAN communication, and long battery life.