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News Round-Up: 3 Businesses Prioritizing a Green Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Going green is more than a popular trend; it's a legitimate goal for many business operations. Eco-friendly initiatives have gone from marketing tactics, to strategies for improving supply chain efficiency and benefiting from cleaner technologies. Here are three stories from recent news about companies prioritizing green manufacturing and distribution techniques and what it meant for their overall success.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

3 Companies Gaining Customers With Innovative Ordering Options

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

One of the primary drivers of consumers flocking to e-commerce channels for regular purchases is convenience. Forbes suggested people still love brick-and-mortar stores for shopping trips or to speak with experts, but customers prefer online options when they need particular items quickly and without hassle.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Protecting the Supply Chain from Robbery

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

While escalating political conflict and climate change cause severe problems for global supply chains, the danger posed by criminals targeting shipments should be a major concern of most industries, according to the British Standards Institution. A BSI group report found theft cost the global supply chain $22.6 billion in 2015.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

The Consumer Risks of Counterfeit Products in the Supply Chain

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Businesses often look at the dangers of counterfeit products from their own point of view. Knock-offs not only steal away sales, companies could also receive negative reviews or public relations problems from items they didn't actually create.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Creative Ways to Display Inventory Through Online Channels

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

An e-commerce company needs to find a way to close the divide between the inventory on its warehouse shelves and consumer need. A digital marketplace often promises shoppers convenience and a wide selection, but until recently it's been difficult to offer online audiences the same product interactions as in-store visits.
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Topics: Inventory Management, ERP Software

Retailers are Using this Supply Chain Strategy to Compete with E-commerce

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Nobody understands the ever changing world of fashion better than retailers - at least they should if they want to ensure they carry merchandise consumers demand. Many industries need to constantly change, augment or increase the diversity of their available inventory if they want to stay competitive in a world where consumers know exactly what they want and won't settle for less.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Major Brands Recover After Japanese Earthquake

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Apr 20, 2016

For consistent performance, supply chain logistics management needs dependable data on consumer demand, business partner performance and relevant markets. Warehouse and distribution managers also rely on the stability of the ground manufacturing plants are built on. When earthquakes and other natural disasters hit, a once rock solid supply chain may crumble if the company does not plan contingencies and prioritize flexibility.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

Organic Food: Offering Quality Through Information

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Consumers that want to eat healthy rely on companies being honest with their manufacturing data. As individuals make decisions about their diet, they search through company websites, public reviews and other online sources. The brands with a consistent track record of accurate information will appeal to modern consumers wanting the best quality for themselves and their families.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

Is Delivery Sharing the Future of Supply Chains?

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Apr 18, 2016

The sharing economy has disrupted transportation and lodging, and now it's posed to take over certain aspects of the supply chain. GeekWire said e-commerce retail giant Amazon began using private agents to deliver purchases through its new Flex program in August 2015.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection

How Companies Guard Against Modern Supply Chain Risks

by Meagan Douglas on Fri, Apr 15, 2016

While technology and experience provides companies with supply chain logistics management solutions to streamline data processes, the modern world also offers unique challenges and increasing causes for concern. Business must take advantage of innovations to provide visibility of inventory management to prepare for the worst and consistently deliver the best.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance

Wood Pulp in Cheese Demonstrates Need for Visibility

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Recently, a number of manufacturers and retailers have come under fire for unadvertised ingredients in food products. Bloomberg News performed an investigation that found parmesan cheese created by popular brands routinely included fillers despite labels proclaiming otherwise. Many consumers find cellulose - often derived from wood pulp - the most troubling additive discovered in this research.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Government Compliance

4 Things to Expect When Hiring Millennial Warehouse Managers

by Meagan Douglas on Thu, Apr 7, 2016


Millennial supply chain managers often prioritize data visibility.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management

4 Tips for Finding and Hiring Millennials for Supply Chain Careers

by Meagan Douglas on Wed, Apr 6, 2016

The supply chain logistics industry may have a staffing problem. A report created by the Material Handling Industry trade group concluded supply chains will need to hire 270,000 employees per year between 2014 and 2018, according to Fortune. So far, many organizations have confessed difficulty in finding workers with the skills to fill these positions.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software

The Challenges of Donating Food Inventory

by Meagan Douglas on Tue, Apr 5, 2016

Cosmetic damage to products is a common problem for inventory management, but holds special challenges for food manufacturers. The merchandise created and distributed by the food industry are basic goods and necessary for a healthy populace. If packaging or other minor issues prevent consumer interest, it doesn't mean the company should destroy items that could feed hungry families.
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Topics: Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection, Inventory Management, ERP Software, Government Compliance, Voice Recognition Software

4 Tips to Using Your Delivery Trucks as Advertising Billboards

by Meagan Douglas on Mon, Apr 4, 2016


The colors used in delivery truck design should be on brand.
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Topics: Field Applications, Manufacturing and Distribution, Mobile Data Collection

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