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3 Companies Successfully Using Drones in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Mar 31, 2016


Wal-Mart uses drones to count inventory in warehouses.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Move Over Smartphones, Smart Shipping Containers are Here

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Turning physical objects and actions into digital information helps warehouse and inventory management teams maintain control and oversight of products shipped around the globe. Employees working stockrooms and shipping docks often use mobile devices to report procedures as they happen. These days, business assets can take part in supply chain logistics management data collection as well.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

4 Tips for Spring Cleaning a Warehouse

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

Whether a retail business stocks up on extra inventory for the holidays or snow prevents deliveries and other outdoor tasks, a company warehouse can become fairly cluttered during the winter. Spring cleaning is a chance to reorganize a business space to match information collected throughout the year and plan inventory picking and deliveries around new insights. Here are four suggestions for what to keep in mind when going through inventory aisles to prioritize efficiency, convenience and cleanliness:
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Topics: Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Supplement Recall Creates Bad Press for Health Industry

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Mar 28, 2016

Health is a primary concern for consumers who purchase meal supplements and other nutritional products. Many of these items advertise their all-natural ingredients and simple manufacturing processes to attract the eye of people wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. In their rush to stand out in an ever-growing marketplace, businesses may exaggerate the benefits of their products or lose sight of their inventory management policies.
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Topics: Field Applications, Mobile Data Collection, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance, Microsoft Dynamics

5 Best Practices for Selling Your Boss on New Inventory Management Software

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Often times software implementation plans or new warehouse management strategies come from orders on high. However, low-level employees recognizing the need for new solutions themselves are not unheard of.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

What's Old is New: Traditional Options for the Modern Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Mar 23, 2016

As businesses look to the future, it may be smart to keep one eye on the past. New ideas and advanced technology can help organizations satisfy modern consumers and simplify operations, but prior best practices exist for a reason.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Inventory Management, ERP Software

3 Time Periods Critical to Inventory Management

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Time is a critical resource in warehouse management. Whether it's pay clocks to compensate employees or shipping schedules to satisfy customers, finding the most efficient way to get things done in the least amount of time should always profit the overall organization.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Keeping Fraudulent Parts Out of Consumer Electronics

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Counterfeit electronic parts in the military and aerospace supply chain are dangerous for national security. Weapons systems and transport vehicles need to use the best possible components so the men and women tasked with defending a country don't put their trust in second-rate equipment. While consumers aren't piloting multi-million dollar jets, they rely on electronic devices in many hazardous situations and product failure could cause devastating effects.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

Does Wearable Technology Change Employee Behavior?

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Inventory management employees don't want to perform their duties with their bosses looking over their shoulders. Nobody likes feeling distrusted, and workers given responsibility of their own actions usually invest more in their performance. What if a business could have its cake and eat it too, however? Wearable tech allows companies to monitor daily activities without managers physically following employees around a warehouse.
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Topics: Field Applications, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Voice Recognition Software

On the Road With Your Supply Chain: What to Avoid

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Mar 14, 2016

While information can travel around the world in seconds, physical goods still need traditional vehicles to transport them. No matter how connected a company may be, trucks are still crucial to supply chain logistics management.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

World's Largest Auto Recall Causes Demand for New Supplier Solutions

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Manufacturers working with suppliers have to carefully monitor purchases to ensure the final product meets the necessary quality and safety standards consumers demand. When a problem is detected during inventory management processes, a company must work with partners to fix the mistake or find a new vendor.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, Government Compliance

Smaller Manufacturing Robots Leave Room for Human Employees

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Mar 7, 2016

Robots scare a number of manufacturing workers. The New York Times reported some organizations and individuals are so worried about a machine takeover of human jobs that drastic propositions in debate, like a universal basic guaranteed income, seem feasible.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Consumers Don't Want Google Glass but Manufacturers are Interested

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Mar 3, 2016

An interesting feature of innovative products is sometimes they find a market the original designer didn't plan for. The market can deal manufacturers surprises, and companies have to remain flexible to respond
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Voice Recognition Software

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