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1. How Did Your Supply Chain Fail Your Black Friday Efforts?
... the frenzy of instant purchase and limited time availability. Cyber Monday attempts to bridge the demand from Black Friday but physical retailers still sell the bulk of goods. The combination of limited ...
Created on 26 November 2018
2. Supply Chain Visibility with IOT
...  also easily accessible for manual examination. Vital shipment information like temperature and humidity is also stored using blockchain technology to add authenticity and to improve ease of availability. ...
Created on 04 June 2018
3. It's a New Chain
... their global availability, easy scalability, and perceived cost advantages. Sensors - Sensors of all types are being used to monitor conditions and locations of goods from manufacturing to delivery and ...
Created on 28 May 2018
4. Bar Codes in food and drugs
... suppliers put code directly on edible products. Consumable codes At the base of the discussion is the availability of highly accurate ink spray printers that can shoot dots of ink at relatively long ...
Created on 27 February 2018
5. How Legos Meets Holiday Demand
I don't know about you, but after buying, gifting, and assembling Legos over the holidays (as well as picking them out of my bare feet after stepping on various pieces) I'd find it interesting to know ...
Created on 10 January 2017
6. Making Reservations for On-Line Customers
The impact of the omnichannel consumer on retailers is hard to overstate. One of the crucial decisions to make is how much inventory to reserve for shipments to ecommerce customers and how to reserve it.On ...
Created on 04 January 2017
7. Automated DCs Arrive
...  system has been making inroads with retailers and is looked at as a way to combat high labor costs and worker availability issues. Read the article describing this development on the Supply Chain Diges ...
Created on 22 November 2016
8. Changing to Meet Your Customers' Expectations
Like it or not, your customers are driving the bus and you need to either meet expectations or suffer the consequences. The pushing of the envelope by Amazon is certainly a key ingredient.On the Multichannel ...
Created on 27 July 2016
9. All Hail to the Cloud
... to be installed on computers, and are simply accessed through online connections just like Google’s gmail. This change is only possible because of the availability of highly optimized centralized cloud-based ...
Created on 26 April 2016
10. WalMart's New Mandate
Ah, yes.... everyone's favorite retailer (?) is making new demands of its suppliers, and they're not happy. WalMart's new carton marking standard seems to be the result of a need to improve inventory control, ...
Created on 25 April 2016
11. Your EDI App
... g the proper applications in place to easily and quickly connect to their systems. For most, I think the issue is the availability of the appropriate app. But is there really a reason to extend access beyo ...
Created on 22 March 2016
12. What’s In YOUR Bill?
There’s no question that the cost of EDI service has come down over the years. The availability of inexpensive Internet connections, DIY connections, direct transfer, and the shifting landscape of EDI ...
Created on 11 January 2016
13. Omnichannel Marketing, Visibility, and the Perfect Order
... – they also want accurate information concerning product availability, when the product will ship, and when it will arrive. Providing this information requires that the supplier’s ERP and EDI systems are ...
Created on 20 August 2015
14. Missed Opportunities For Not Using EDI and How Easy It Is
... ” when staff gets overwhelmed with other projects. Guess what? Tension pops up between retailer and vendors. Finally we are seeing the benefits of collaboration and data availability that comes with ED ...
Created on 14 July 2015
15. The Interplay Of Dropship And Omni-Channel
... Mix in the availability of a mobile app, allowing those billions of smartphone and tablet users to make their online purchases quickly, customers can save time and enjoy greater convenience, all at unprecedented ...
Created on 06 July 2015
16. Locally Installed Software Is Dead
... and are simply accessed through online connections just like Google’s gmail. This change is only possible because of the availability of highly optimized centralized cloud-based computer systems that can ...
Created on 13 February 2015
17. Shadow IT Hurts Automation Efforts Say CIO's
Shadow IT is IT activity that occurs outside of sanctioned IT. Shadow IT is growing in many organizations driven by consumerized technology, mobility, the availability of cloud solutions and quite frankly ...
Created on 10 December 2014
18. Responding To Mistakes
... er mistake was made. Some ideas of what the trouble could be are: Accidents – fire, explosions, structural failures, hazardous spills; Labor availability – shortage of qualified staff, high-c ...
Created on 13 October 2014
19. 8 Things To Remember When Starting with EDI
... rced setups can eventually be brought in house 7. Availability of training: EDI providers can make it easier than ever to be compliant with your trading partners’ requirements. Look for providers who  ...
Created on 28 July 2014
20. Supply Chain Segmentation Explained
In an interesting article about what makes high performance supply chains tick, Puneet Saxena on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive site looks at one of the major tenets: supply chain segmentation. Different ...
Created on 02 June 2014