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Reports Show US Manufacturing is Growing, But Why?

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Google LogoIn recent years, industry reports provide plenty of reasons for business leaders to be somewhat optimistic about U.S. manufacturing. After the recession, technology innovations, rising international labor prices and other factors encouraged American companies to reshore their operations and pick up production rates.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Voice Recognition Software

Tis the Season for Taking the Hassle Out of Retail Returns

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Dec 28, 2015

Google LogoNo-hassle returns are a great way to demonstrate commitment to customer service. Providing consumers with the ability to bring back products that don't satisfy them shows a company invests in their happiness. In recent years, a hassle-free return policy has gone from a nice feature for attracting customers to a necessary business practice.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Supply Chain Segmentation - the Secret to Omnichannel Success

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Google LogoAs companies grow, individual distribution and warehouse management solutions may prove inadequate. An expanding consumer audience will have diverse needs. Offering products in multiple territories or on different sales channels means businesses need new shipping practices.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

The Risk of Ethical Gray Areas in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Google LogoThere are procedures companies must go through to ensure their supply chain operations and inventory control practices are legal. Government regulators hold organizations to certain standards to maintain consumer safety and fair business practices. However, companies can follow the letter of the law and still provide products through processes that are less than honest.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

Global Survey Reveals Why Many Supply Chains Fail at Efficiency

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Google LogoDistribution is more than just a means of getting a product to a customer. In the modern market, companies promote shipping options right alongside merchandise descriptions, and stores with stock outs lose business to multiple brick-and-mortar or e-commerce competitors.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, JD Edwards World, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Craft Brewery Success Calls for New Distribution Solutions

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Google LogoMany microbreweries are now major success stories. Craft beer companies usually begin as small businesses serving local areas, but national consumer demand for artisan products increased in recent years. In 2014, craft beer saw a 17.6 percent growth in sales volume, according to the Brewers Association. Craft beer sold for export realized a 36 percent increase.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

4 Strategies for Finding the Best Warehouse Employees

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Dec 14, 2015

Google LogoAs the distribution industry grows, companies need to ensure their expanded workforce has the skills necessary to keep supply chain and inventory management procedures speedy and accurate.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

Best Practices for Reusing Food Transport Containers in the Food Processing Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Google LogoReusing business assets can save a company money and it's often better for the environment. Instead of creating disposable transport containers for food products, many consumable manufacturers and suppliers opt to use reusable storage bins in their warehouse management strategies and supply chain activities. Obtaining and using permanent assets in place of disposable materials can improve a business's financial situation and public image, but only when managers implement the inventory assets properly.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance, Microsoft Dynamics

Rain with a Chance of Success: How to Leverage Weather Data in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Dec 9, 2015

Google LogoSupply chain logistics management relies on a great deal of data to create a complete vision of daily activities. Managers must have a complete overview of warehouse operations, suppliers, shipping partners or fleets and consumer feedback. When planning supply chain procedures, organizations must also take numerous factors outside business operations into account.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

3 Retail Data Strategies for National Sales Events

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Dec 8, 2015

Google LogoBlack Friday, Small Business Saturday, Christmas; there are numerous holidays and national events that cause consumers to expect sales. At this point in our culture, retail stores can't just use these dates as a suggestion to offer special promotions, they have to participate to keep up with competition.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

Avoiding the Rush: Modern Consumers Lose Interest in Black Friday

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Dec 4, 2015

Google LogoMany retailers that participated in Black Friday 2015 will find themselves in the red. While the complete numbers may take some time to go through, Logistics Management collected industry findings that projected Black Friday sales dropped by more than a billion dollars between 2014 and 2015.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Geopolitical Risks and the Global Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Dec 3, 2015

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Doing business in multiple countries means companies have to be aware of local politics.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Government Compliance

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