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Manufacturing Must: Mobile Data Collection to Manage Mining Resources

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Mar 30, 2015

In the manufacturing industry, keeping track of the source from which materials come from is a high priority. There needs to be clarity in the supply chain to ensure organizations can follow materials as they move between various locations.

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Topics: Mobile Data Collection

Mission Critical: Warehouse Management in a Global Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

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Global supply chains and warehouse management can pose problems for manufacturers.

The staggering nature of waste in many manufacturing organizations becomes clear when companies understand the real costs of inefficiency. For instance, it's worth asking if most organizations realize that the average distribution center wastes roughly 3,000 labor hours because of counterproductive processes,

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution

Outdated Operations and Technology are Hindering Supply Chains Today

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Global supply chains today have become more complex than ever before. Emerging technology has connected companies and manufacturers from different corners of the world, creating a web of supply chain operations. The need for cutting-edge systems is apparent, but not all organizations are utilizing the latest and greatest technology to their advantage just yet.

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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Oracle E-Business Suite

4 Challenges and Solutions for End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Supply chain visibility is an increasingly important factor in today's manufacturing industry. The seemingly most successful firms are open and honest about their supply chain operations and practices, leaving little room for outside discrimination. This practice helps companies promote themselves as an honest and ethical organization, both of which are key to improving brand reputation and customer retention.

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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

What Were the Top 5 Supply Chain Disruptions of 2015

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Technology keeps entering the manufacturing space quicker than ever before. Supply chains are now dependent on cutting-edge software and systems to meet growing global demand. Mobile technology and integrated data management modules are helping manufacturers increase production and improve visibility across the entire organization. 

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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, ERP Software, Government Compliance

Gridlock at US Ports is Reshaping the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

A recent labor dispute between unions and the West Coast port employers has been resolved, but the economic aftershock of the gridlock could cost the U.S. and other nations dearly. According to NBC News, the labor dispute put 29 of the nation's busiest ports out of action in February, with experts saying the gridlock could have a $2 billion-per-day impact on the economy.

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management, Government Compliance

4 Steps to Building Supply Chain Transparency

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Supply chain transparency is an extremely important aspect of modern-day production. Companies that show they have nothing to hide are often the most well received by the general public. For instance, Chipotle, a fast-casual restaurant known for its use of healthy, locally sourced ingredients, has a sterling reputation because it advertises partly based on its supply chain transparency. 

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

McDonald's Gaffe Calls for Further Supply Chain Transparency

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Mar 4, 2015

The general public is taking further interest in what exactly they are putting in their bodies. When it comes to fast food, sometimes consumers aren't entirely certain. 

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Game of Drones: Are UAVs Still Useful in Supply Chains Today?

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Mar 3, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration released new regulations regarding drone usage for domestic commercial use. According to these new rules, drone operators must abide by the following guidelines:

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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection

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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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