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Do You Need a New Warehouse Management System?

September 28, 2016

Is it time to upgrade your warehouse management system? If yours meets the criteria on this list, the answer is likely “yes.”
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What Are the True Costs of a New WMS?

September 27, 2016

There is a significant amount of research to suggest that a majority of WMS projects run significantly over budget. Some even fail because of the following factors. If you plan for and address these up front, you’re much more likely to achieve the business objectives you desire.

The Amazon Effect &Home Delivery

July 13, 2016

It can really only be called the “Amazon Effect”: Consumers want what they want – quick, cheap and (most importantly) delivered directly to their door.

In that environment, what’s a retailer to do? Align their delivery offerings with their customers’ wants, of course! According to new research from Retail Systems Research, however, true alignment remains a “future state” of the industry.

Mobile-Based Freight Brokering: The Future of Trucking?

July 11, 2016

It’s no secret that today’s freight marketplace is extremely inefficient, with some 20 billion empty miles per year traveled, according to some sources.

Is mobile-based freight brokering (so-called “Uber for Trucking”) the answer?

Today’s 3PL Isn’t Your Grandfather’s 3PL

March 18, 2016

As I anxiously await the 125th Anniversary conference of the International Warehouse and Logistics Association, I resonated strongly with the title quote from Paul Dittmann, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at UT’s Haslam College of Business

Turning Customer Focus Into Success

March 2, 2016

Every morning you’ve got to wake up with a healthy fear that the world is changing, and a conviction that, to win, you have to change faster and be more agile than anyone else.”

3PL Consolidation: What Does It Mean?

February 9, 2016

From 2008 until 2014, there were relatively few large scale acquisitions, but the pendulum sure has swung mightily the other way.
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Cyber Monday & The Power of Mobile Commerce

December 21, 2015

According to PFSWeb, Cyber Monday 2015 continued to display the increasing power of mobile sales on the now $3 billion and biggest U.S. online shopping day of the year.
Digital sales across all devices were up 21% to $3.1B, with a 12% increase in desktop and an amazing 53% increase in mobile sales
Number of orders placed by China increased 78%

Vision 2020: Connected Healthcare Technology

December 15, 2015

According to a recent TokBox white paper, Beyond E-health Embedded Communications in Healthcare, a combination of factors will drastically change how healthcare is delivered over the next 5 years.

The growing and ageing baby boomer population, who will live longer and require increasing medical support.
Physician shortages are currently forecast at 45,000 in the US and projected to be 90,000 by 2025.

Riding the Omni-Channel Tsumani

November 22, 2015

Today’s customer journey can start in any one channel and proceed through many others; such as social media, web chat, text, email, and/or the telephone. The term Omni-Channel is used to describe the new standards for companies trying to provide a seamless customer experiences across multiple channels and devices including telephones, tablets and or PC/laptops.

How to Produce an APA Design Study Paper

November 3, 2015

APA-style report incorporates: identify page, abstract, intro, process, outcomes, discussion, in addition to references. Ones papers could also include things like more than one platforms and/or stats. A variety of details about your current research are generally attended to with every one of the pieces, since […]
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ICD-10: It’s (Almost) Here!

September 28, 2015

If you’re in the healthcare field, it’s pretty likely you’ve spent a good portion of the last few years preparing for the coming of ICD-10.

All You Need Is Likes

September 9, 2015

I received a newsletter this morning from my friend Stewart Levine ofResolution Works. One of his recommendations was to watch a video that had appeared on PBS’ Frontline in February of 2014: Generation Like.

SCDigest Report: Data Management Is Key

August 29, 2015

A new Supply Chain Digest benchmark study, “Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage,” makes some very interesting – and enlightening – points.

Chief among them: Excellent management of supply chain data brings with it exceptional benefits – and they’re only going to grow.

In Healthcare, “Personal” Matters

August 16, 2015

If you’re in healthcare practice management or hospital administration, you know the pain of “transactional” care and service functions. The post In Healthcare, “Personal” Matters appeared first on Advantage Technology Solutions.

‘Conquering the Omnichannel Challenge’

July 31, 2015

A recent SupplyChainDigest presentation by JDA Software VP Vali Fayen, IBM Commerce’s Janet Wall and supply chain guru Dan Gilmore, titled “Conquering the Omnichannel Challenge,” was truly eye-opening.

Delivery for Small-Format Stores: What MIT Found

July 24, 2015

Recent research by MIT studeDelivery Trucknts (detailed here) looked at optimal multi-temperature delivery strategies for small stores, which are growing in popularity. What did they find?

[Webinar] Is Your Business Ready for Omnichannel?

June 8, 2015

Global consumers are not merely just increasing their use of mobile telephones, they are doing so via smarter devices, whether they be smart phones, tablets or hybrid devices. According to recent research,Tapping Into Mobile eCommerce 2014, the projections for smartphone spending will more than double and tablet device spending will more than quadruple by 2017.

Customer Behavior Is Changing. You Can Keep Up!

May 22, 2015

There are currently over 1 billion smart phone users on the planet and they are changing the shopping experience in powerful ways. Omnichannel refers to a consistent consumer shopping experience, regardless of where one chooses to buy, in the store, via the web or more and more, in combination. Whether it’s a PC, tablet, smart […]
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