Feature Articles

  1. Report Finds Supply Chain Analytics Market Will Grow To $4.8 Billion By 2019
    3/12/2015

    A report by Markets and Markets finds the supply chain analytics market will reach a net worth of approximately $4.8 billion by 2019.

  2. 13 Keys To Retail Vendor Compliance
    2/27/2015

    Retail vendor compliance is a complicated, and at times controversial subject. Controversial obviously because consumer goods manufacturers are generally not happy about paying penalties for non-performance – even if well deserved – and there is no question that there have been examples of retailers running programs that appear abusive to some suppliers.

  3. Trading Partner Interface Of The Future
    2/27/2015

    The need for effective collaboration using data is increasingly imperative to deriving improvement and financial benefit for both the retailer and supplier. Progressively, many retailers are going after ROI and focusing on the value that data can provide. The increased demand we are seeing in the market for a configurable portal for supplier onboarding, self-service, e-invoicing, PO flip and dynamic discounting is converging with retail trading partners interest in increased collaboration through a portal.

  4. Wi-Fi Solutions Streamlines Inventory Process Based On Security, Reliability, Manageability
    2/9/2015

    A leader in the shortening and oils industry, Columbus Vegetable Oils chose Aerohive’s Cooperative Control wireless LAN solution for its new manufacturing and warehouse facility because of its superior security, reliability, manageability, and flexibility.

  5. Oberto Brands Selects Aerohive For Enterprise Wi-Fi
    2/9/2015

    Oberto was founded in Seattle in 1918 by Italian immigrants and is the second largest producer of beef jerky in the nation. The company makes and markets more than 400 varieties of dried meat products, with annual revenue of $220M. It offers meat jerky in beef, pork, and turkey versions, as well as snack sausages. All these goodies are sold under the brand names Lowrey’s Meat Snacks, Pacific Gold Beef Jerky, and Oh Boy Oberto! Oberto also sells all-natural jerky using no preservatives or artificial flavors.

  6. Honeywell Delivers Wearable, Vehicle-Mount Computer For Distribution Centers
    11/14/2014

    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. 

  7. How CIOs Can Drive Growth In The Food & Beverage Industry: Three Supply Chain Innovation Opportunities
    7/18/2014

    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.

  8. How Improving Vendor Performance Can Yield Higher Retailer Profits
    7/17/2014

    The relationship between vendor performance and retail profits is inextricable, and improving it yields big wins for both parties.

  9. The Profit Impact Of Vendor Performance
    7/9/2014

    Data from a 24-month period of results of a $3 Billion multinational retailer.

  10. Mobile Devices: The Multi-Million Dollar Problem And The Fix
    7/2/2014

    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.