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13 Signs You Need to Rethink Your Supply Chain Strategy

Posted by Steve Smith on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By now, you’ve probably heard numerous accounts of how retailers are transforming their businesses with new supply chain technologies. And you might be wondering if now’s the time to update your solutions, too.

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Topics: supply chain management

The Omnichannel is Bigger Than You Think

Posted by Steve Smith on Oct 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

“Omnichannel” is an organic creature that continues to expand and evolve. It both reacts to and drives consumer demand. Where “buy online/ pick-up instore” was once a novelty, it’s now a service shoppers expect.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

3 Imperatives the Retail Supply Chains Can’t Ignore

Posted by Steve Smith on Aug 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Retailers’ supply chains are growing larger and more complicated. Fast fashion, short product life cycles, personalized and localized demand and always-on shopping have seen to that.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

7 Ways Technology is Transforming Transportation

Posted by Steve Smith on Aug 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Technology has already transformed the transportation of goods significantly over the past twenty years. GPS alone has revolutionized the industry. From mapping routes to location tracking to real-time delivery updates, technology has radically altered the shipping landscape.

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Topics: transportation and distribution

What to Keep an Eye On As Amazon Swallows Whole Foods

Posted by Steve Smith on Aug 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The grocery world was rocked recently by Amazon’s stunning $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. And it’s not just grocery stores keeping a watchful eye on this development. Shockwaves are being sent into every corner of retail where Amazon does business – which is to say, pretty much everywhere.

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Topics: distribution center solutions, enterprise mobility solutions

Your Supply Chain Could Become Your Secret Weapon: Here's Why That Matters

Posted by Steve Smith on Jul 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Navigating the delicate balancing act that is supply chain management has also been one of retail’s greatest challenges. The omnichannel world with its endless mix of demand and fulfillment points has made keeping that balance even more complicated and precarious.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

The Customer's In-Store Experience is the New Currency

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There are dueling schools of thought about what the full extent of the Amazon Effect will be on brick-and-mortar retail. One Forbes writer concludes that the Amazon Effect is shutting down shops and shrinking retail real estate. Looking at the numbers of store closures, it’s hard to pretend that in-store retail isn't facing some challenges.

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Topics: enterprise mobility solutions

Mobile Computing: Risks and Benefits

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Smartphone and tablet usage is on an ever-increasing high, and there is no stopping it. According to the 2015 Mobility Report published by Ericsson, there are now 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions worldwide, and a projection of 6.1 billion users by 2020. Tablet users, according to eMarketer, will reach 1.43 billion by 2018. With these figures, it is not surprising how these consumer devices have made their way into the workplace, prompting companies to adopt BYOD policies and implementing mobile computing solutions. While many businesses have embraced mobile computing as part of their daily operations, there are still some organizations that are hesitant to consider mobile computing.  

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Topics: mobile computing

What is the Right Mobile Device for Your Business?

Posted by Steve Smith on Jun 16, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The BYOD trend has swept the enterprise off its feet at such a grand scale that organizations cannot but succumb to its influence. If your business is just starting to adapt to this change, or you are seeking to improve your processes by providing your workforce new mobile equipment, then you might be in a dilemma about which mobile devices to choose. Narrow down your choices by looking at the following considerations in choosing a device.      

 

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Topics: mobile device

Should You Automate Your Warehouse? 6 Questions To Ask

Posted by Steve Smith on May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The warehouse, the central location used for receiving, storing and distributing goods, is an essential part of the supply chain. More than just an extra large space with numerous overhead lights, filled with rows upon rows of shelves and big brown boxes, the warehouses of today serve more than just the function of storage.

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Topics: warehouse managemnet systems, warehouse mobility

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