A supply chain visibility solution can provide several advantages for your company, including higher customer satisfaction and improved forecasting, Robert Clesi writes in “Guest Commentary: Considerations When Evaluating Supply Chain Visibility Solutions” posted on Logistics Viewpoints.  While there are many … Read more

 

The traditional role of the chief information officer (CIO) is quickly evolving to meet a new strategic business need revolving around how distributors interact with their customers.  More than just installing software and using social media, CIO’s are now being … Read more

 

Process automation necessarily means integration with Enterprise Resource Planning because ERP is the core business system for most mid-sized companies. ERP takes on this central role by joining multiple, formerly separate, business applications through a common database and a consistent … Read more

 

You presented the ROI case to management and your proposal for warehouse and ASN automation was approved!  Now you need to implement your new solution and processes.  But that’s the easy part.  The hard part will be getting your existing … Read more

 

Following our last blog post, How to Drive ASN Process Automation Improvement, you went to work to envision, design and document a new automated approach to pick, pack, and ship operations.  With your new approach you will meet your customers’ Read more

 

By Travis Smith, CTO Appolis

Where are the jobs!  You see rising unemployment on TV, radio, and every newspaper across the country.  Americans and our government are very concerned about turning around unemployment trends, which ultimately will drive our economic … Read more

 

Last month we discussed the importance of driving further automation into your fulfillment processes and improving customer satisfaction as a result.

So just how do you get started on determining where the opportunities for improved automation lie?  Here’s a quick Read more

 

5 Tips for Better Data Presentation

Many of today’s visualization tools, including the two we sell—BIOVue and Tableau, give even the most non-technical user the power to create sophisticated graphics with just a few clicks.  This can be a double-edged sword.  Users who are not knowledgeable … Read more

 

Visualization Tools—The Eye into BI

Visualization tools give you the ability to do more than just make a bunch of pretty charts and graphs. They allow you to develop insight into data using appropriate visualization techniques. For a quick look at how smoothly things are … Read more

 

Tips for Gaining Greater User Acceptance for Your BI Solution

No matter what software you purchase in your organization, you’ll have to give thought as to how you’ll get employees to use it.  In some instances, your new application will replace another—one that users already know.  Users may already trust … Read more

 

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