checkoutline"I hate waiting in checkout lines" has its own Facebook page. So does "I Hate Self Checkout!!!" Are your customers stuck in those negative vibes?

Dennis OrthmanScott Koegler, editor of ec-bp.com talks with Dennis Orthman of SMI at GS1 Connect 2012 about efforts within the healthcare industry to implement data standardization.

 

 

 

What-me-worry-715605 We’ve heard much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the potential impact of Amazon’s move into the industrial supply (MRO) business with its Amazon Supply (AS) site. What’s going to happen to all of those poor industrial distributors? Will they go the way of the buggy whip, typewriter, and bookstore, or will they survive the onslaught of the feared Amazon machine? Well, although it’s early and little is known of Amazon’s specific plans for this market, I’d like to offer a couple fearless predictions for your reading pleasure.

qthru-1-300x237Convenience is consumers' paramount value, at least as it has appeared in recent installments of "The Payoff". Seattle-area startup Qthru offers a new variant on the in-store shopping experience, with a priority on convenience.

scott bolducScott Bolduc of SPS Commerce talks about trends in EDI and Supply Chain activity with Scott Koegler, editor of ec-bp.com, at GS1 Connect 2012 in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

dennis harrisDennis Harrison of GS1 Food Services talks with Scott Koegler at GS1 Connect 2012 in Las Vegas, about initiatives underway to increase food safety and product information for food products destined for restaurants, institutions, and other crate-level delivery users.

square-picture-300x283This week several news items speak to relatively modest ambitions of companies working in payment systems: rather than perfection over a wide domain, they seem to aim at incremental gains.

dennis harrisDennis Harrison of GS1 Food Services talks with Scott Koegler at GS1 Connect 2012 in Las Vegas, about initiatives underway to increase food safety and product information for food products destined for restaurants, institutions, and other crate-level delivery users.

square-picture-300x283This week several news items speak to relatively modest ambitions of companies working in payment systems: rather than perfection over a wide domain, they seem to aim at incremental gains.

barcode printerWhen it comes to electronic documents supporting the supply chain, the Advance Ship Notice or 856 is just as important to the order to delivery process as the purchase order itself. While it is a robust document, its main purpose is to communicate back to the buying party what is shipping and when, as well as where it is going.