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1. Monitoring Supply Chain Activity with Dashboards
In many ways, EDI standardized formats have simplified supply chain logistics for retailers, and put them in the driver’s seat in their relationships with suppliers. In short, if suppliers don’t comply, ...
Created on 28 September 2015
2. Managing EDI Changes
The standardized format of EDI documents has been a boon to both retailers and suppliers, providing common grounds for communications and efficiency. Retailers are, in many ways, in the driver’s seat when ...
Created on 14 September 2015
3. ERP and EDI integration make for better everything
In today’s technologically advanced world, businesses enjoy great benefits from implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). ERP solutions offer the ability to manage an entity’s various operations ...
Created on 10 September 2015
4. Dropshipping and Drones – Today vs. Tomorrow
The only drone developments that directly impact dropshipping in the USA  today are Amazon and Google  testing drones developed for delivering goods to customers.   E-commerce giant Inc. ...
Created on 07 September 2015
5. Supply chain visibility is key to success
Supply chain visibility is of paramount importance to all the players who rely on it, says Ken Jones, director of Executive Education at Western Michigan University’s Center for Integrated Supply Management ...
Created on 03 September 2015
6. Difference Between Outsourcing and Managed Services
As Supply Chain Management (SCM) grows, so does the electronic commerce interface that is required. After all, you cannot run Supply Chain Control Tower unless all the pieces of the puzzle are present. ...
Created on 28 August 2015
7. The Perfect Metric? Take A Closer Look
In a business environment that’s ever-increasingly dependent on and driven by metrics, the perfect order seems like, well, a perfect metric. R. Wang of Constellation Research originally conceived and developed ...
Created on 26 August 2015
8. Omnichannel Marketing, Visibility, and the Perfect Order
One of the biggest business changes wrought by the rise of the Internet is omnichannel retailing – the ability for consumers to make purchases at any time in any place, and then have the product directly ...
Created on 20 August 2015
9. What EDI Service Providers Know That You Don't
There are so many little secrets. Frankly, I think there are things the Providers don’t know that only their VAN knows. - VANs do not share routing tables, there is absolutely no concept of directory services ...
Created on 17 August 2015
10. Integrating 3pl with Omnichannel Sales Can be a Big Plus
“If you are a retailer without logistics and delivery capability, you have to decide what omnichannel means to you,” says Ram Ganeshan, a professor of business at the Mason School of Business at the College ...
Created on 12 August 2015
11. Advanced EDI Documents You Should Be Using
The first one is a bit silly. 95% of all EDI users are spokes and they use what their hubs tell them to use. So the only companies that this can possibly apply to are Hubs. But perhaps there is a little ...
Created on 10 August 2015
12. EDI And Global Commerce Make A Perfect Pair
... is too complex to be handled in-house, then it’s time to contact a company like Amosoft, DiCentral or one its competitors and request a price quote. “Regardless of the size of someone’s EDI needs, companies ...
Created on 04 August 2015
13. When and When Not To Deviate From Standards
(Industry Updates)
Yes, we wrote an article before on deviating from EDI Standards. Our conclusion was that in-place EDI Standards, coupled with adequate “Trading Partner Conventions” are a very strong and robust set of ...
Created on 30 July 2015
14. Direct From Source - The Future Of Drop Shipping
We have been following DROP SHIPPING right from the first time we heard the term. We have heard many definitions and at first it sounded great. Then we realized that we still had an expensive distribution ...
Created on 27 July 2015
15. Scorecards vs. Continuous Compliance Monitoring
Monitoring vendors for compliance is, obviously, a key to both good business and good business relationships. Relationships between retailers and vendors are, at best, complicated and difficult; at worst, ...
Created on 20 July 2015
16. Does The View You Are Seeing Tell The Whole Story
Hmmm! We have a Supply Chain Control Tower, we see EVERYTHING. Yes, we made a list of every element in our supply chain. Now we find that not all the data feeds are  Integrated!!! It is not a monumental ...
Created on 20 July 2015
17. Outsourcing Compliance Optimization
All suppliers, including the ones who communicate in a clear and timely fashion, and who consistently deliver on time, need to be monitored. Compliance optimization, which includes tracking and identifying ...
Created on 13 July 2015
18. The Interplay Of Dropship And Omni-Channel
According to eMarketer, the number of smartphone users worldwide will surpass two billion in 2016. Moreover, the company says not only will tablet users number more than one billion in 2015, it projects ...
Created on 06 July 2015
19. IOT Integration and the B2B2X Supply Chain
You already know that IoT (Internet of Things) is a term that identifies items that have enough intelligence and communication abilities to send messages across the internet. Kevin Ashton supposedly coined ...
Created on 02 July 2015
20. How EDI Translates Into Supply Chain Precision
British poet once said, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” However, when a mistake is made involving a multi-million dollar transaction, even a slight error could transform the most forgiving boss ...
Created on 29 June 2015