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How to Act Fast to a Recall with Automated Data Collection

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Feb 28, 2014

Recalls can happen in any industry and when they occur in the medical supply chain a proper execution is essential. According to a press release, Phillips Healthcare is issuing a worldwide recall of its Respironics Trilogy Ventilators, comprising models 100, 200 and 202.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Hospitals Using Supply Chain Management To Reduce Costs

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Feb 25, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has impacted nearly aspects of health care in the country and big hospital supply chains are among them, according to Forbes. Changes in how hospitals are reimbursed are leading institutions on a mission to find cost savings in previously unanalyzed areas. The supply chain has proven to be one place that hospitals have long since overlooked when trying to reduce spending.

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Topics: Inventory Management, ERP Software

Effective Supply Chain Managers Must Have Accurate Information Everyday

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Feb 24, 2014

There is no question that supply chain managers are big-picture people. Overseeing such a large part of a business with numerous employees, processes and reliance on outside entities can be a daunting task. However, big pictures are drawn one day at a time, and there are plenty of daily responsibilities for managers in the supply chain.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

2014 A Good Year to Invest in New Manufacturing Technology

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Spending on manufacturing technologies were up to finish 2013, despite being down for the overall year. The Association for Manufacturing Technology reported the sector saw a 9.9 percent increase in sales in November and 11.8 percent in December, according to Monitor Daily. The numbers suggest the sector will start 2014 on a positive note and are a good sign for the manufacturing industry as a whole.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

Retail and E-Commerce Need advanced Data Collection to Meet Changing Demand

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Retail supply chains are under the most pressure as shopper habits continue to change. From brick-and-mortar locations to a company's website, the supply chain is nearly the single most important factor in customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Pharmaceutical Manufactures Must Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Feb 19, 2014

For companies in the biomanufacturing industry, an efficient supply chain is the best way to meet demand and reduce costs, according to The 21st Century Supply Chain. The site reports that the biomanufacturing industry saw a 632-percent increase in employment between 2006 and 2011, and job numbers are still growing.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Supply Chains Must Prepare For Legislation That Impacts Manufacturing

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

Companies in the supply chain must constantly have their ear to the ground when it comes to legislation that may seem small, but could have a drastic impact on the products the organizations offer. For example, The New York Times reports that legislatures in Albany, N.Y., are considering a bill that would outlaw the tiny plastic beads that are found in some facial scrubs and beauty products.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Improve Employee Retention With Data Collection Solutions

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Feb 13, 2014

Employee retention is an important initiative for any company, but especially large organizations that operate with an extensive staff, such as a distribution center or a manufacturing facility. Training takes time and money, and if turnover is common, the facility becomes inefficient and unprofitable. There are many aspects to retention, but the type and amount of work an employee is asked to do as a daily task plays a big part.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Studies Show Mobile Data Collection Increases Productivity in the Warehouse

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Improving productivity at a company requires strong communication, employee engagement and tools that help streamline decision-making and other processes. Some improvements require investment in new products and services, while others are born out of changes to the culture of the company.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

Supply Chain Managers, Finance Leaders Need Data Collection to Determine Goals

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Feb 6, 2014

When analyzing key issues and goals, supply chain managers and back-office leaders from the finance department are not always that far apart on what they view as most important. However, communication between the two could be improved so that goals are properly met.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, ERP Software

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Digital technology is disrupting traditional operations and now every business is a digital business. The impact on supply chain management is particularly great. The digital supply network is more connected, intelligent, scalable and rapid.

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