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Where to Bury Your Dead Inventory

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Google LogoIf inventory stops moving, it may be dead. Retailers must be wary of items customers no longer want cluttering up their warehouse shelves.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

A Beef With Manufacturers: Vegetarian Consumers Want Supply Chain Visibility

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Google LogoProtecting the purity of the manufacturing process and the supply chain isn't always a matter of safety. Sometimes it is done out of respect for the consumer. While a company wants to make sure a consumable product doesn't contain contaminants that would put a customer's health in danger, the business should also prioritize the preferences, values and beliefs of the buying audience to which it wishes to appeal.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Government Compliance

3 Innovative Supply Chain Ideas From the Recent News

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Google LogoOne of the advantages of a flexible warehouse management system is the ability to test new ideas with limited risk. If a company has solutions in place to perform automated data collection from innovative plans, it can see instant results. Managers can stop new strategies as soon as they appear costly or can use the data to share the success with other stakeholders.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management

Nursing the Hospital Supply Chain Back to Health

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Google LogoThe Affordable Care Act encourages hospitals to rethink inventory management procedures. Now that the ACA reimburses hospitals based on overall performance as opposed to number of patients treated and procedures performed, many medical centers are reconsidering overhead costs and looking to streamline resource allocation.
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Topics: Field Applications, Mobile Data Collection, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

New Product Innovation May Call for New Supply Chain Innovation

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Google LogoInnovation is now standard. Wired Magazine said businesses have to constantly reevaluate their business practices and product offerings. If a company is slow to diversify merchandise and provide service based around advancing technology, it will lose customers to businesses that demonstrate greater flexibility.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Reasons for Physical Signs in a Digital Warehouse

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 16, 2015

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Safety signs make visitors aware of warehouse dangers.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

Maintaining a Healthy Supply Chain in the Vitamin and Supplement Industry

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Google LogoRecent news indicates the vitamin and supplement industry may come under stricter government oversight related to labeling and inventory management in the near future. As nutrient products grow more popular with a health-conscious public, problems with the industry's supply chain begin to present themselves.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, JD Edwards World, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

Rich Chocolate: How Manufacturers Prepare for Rising Raw Material Prices

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Google LogoManufacturing productivity calls for efficient staffing levels, operational production equipment and proper supply inventory management. Calculating the cost of raw materials needed for manufacturing becomes more difficult as supply prices change due to a variety of outside factors.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

The Phantom of the Warehouse: Inventory That Isn't There

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Google LogoThere's nothing scarier than inventory management systems showing products that don't actually exist. Businesses could make promises to customers that they can't keep or may end up in hot water with government regulators over fraudulent reporting.
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

The Dangers of Counterfeit Parts in the Aerospace and Defense Industry Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Google LogoThe aerospace and defense industry needs a reliable supply chain. Military vehicles, aircraft and submersibles are built using parts from dependable commercial suppliers. Oversight is critical because sometimes companies defraud government contracts by including counterfeit parts in manufacturing orders.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Government Compliance, Deltek Costpoint

You're Only as Good as Your Worst Supplier – Tips for Vendor Management

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 9, 2015

Google LogoManufacturers need raw materials to perform production tasks. If a supplier misses a shipment, is late or sends the wrong materials, an entire business could screech to a stop.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

How Automated Data Collection Can Help Minimize the Dangers of Forklifts

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Google LogoForklifts are necessary pieces of equipment for some inventory warehouses and manufacturing plants. Employees use the vehicles to lift, transport and manage supplies. Using heavy machinery, however, includes certain risks.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Microsoft Dynamics, Voice Recognition Software

Understanding the Four Types of Inventory

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Oct 7, 2015


Voice picking and mobile devices can help managers distinguish different types of inventory.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

Tracking the Safety of Organic Foods

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Oct 6, 2015

Google LogoOrganic foods involve a lot of politics. Fruits, meats and vegetables produced through chemical- and pesticide-free farming are very popular. Consumers prefer these options to traditional food items because they believe the products are healthier and better for the environment.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Government Compliance

Medical Manufacturers Create High-Performing Products with 3D printing

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Oct 5, 2015

Google LogoCompanies that use 3-D printing - also known as additive manufacturing - create a product one layer at a time. Using detailed virtual designs, often produced by a scan of a physical object, a 3-D printer manufactures an exact copy of the item the data described.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software

From Inside the Cow: How IoT Helps Food Traceability

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Oct 2, 2015

Google LogoWhen consumers discover a potentially dangerous problem with a food product, manufacturers, retailers, federal regulators and health officials want to examine the entire distribution cycle for the item. The problem is certain steps in the supply chain are more difficult to track than others. The National Law Review said this is especially true for products with organic origins.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Government Compliance

Leveraging Social Media in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Google LogoSocial media channels can be entertainment platforms, communication resources or business tools. Many companies adapt their marketing efforts to distribute content across YouTube and Instagram. Consumers use Twitter and Facebook to contact customer service departments. Numerous industries experiment with how social media can play a part in the supply chain.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, SAP

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