Supply Chain Management Pain Points Remain Consistent in 2011

SCM World’s Supply Chain Predictions for 2011 report gathers the thoughts and insights of more than 400 business leaders across industry verticals, focusing on predictions for the key supply chain challenges that 2011 will present. The key statistics from this … Read more


Investing in a new distribution system is a big deal.  The best-of-breed Microsoft Dynamics solutions are ‘top notch’ in the industry.  So why was this Asian Food Distributor still manually tracking lot numbers and double entering the picking information from … Read more


“Today, one out of six Americans gets sick from food-borne illness each year with 128,000 people ending up in the hospital and 3,000 people dying every year,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. The House of Representatives and … Read more


Fighting the Competition from Manufacturers with Business Intelligence

According to First Research, the increasing efficiency of logistics systems allows manufacturers to sell more goods directly to end-users, bypassing distributors.  Direct manufacturer sales account for nearly 30 percent of total wholesale trade in the U.S.  Consolidation in many manufacturing … Read more


Appolis – The Art of Inventory, a leading provider of supply chain software solutions, has released a case study of its customer Transmed Foods, Inc. The case study describes how our food manufacturing customer has benefited from implementing the Appolis … Read more


Saving the Environment as well as your Business: Document Management

We are constantly reminded about how our actions affect the environment, even in our business. In addition to the pressures we already feel with the current economy, we need to streamline our carbon emissions and reduce the use of paper … Read more


Effective and Efficient Warehouse Management Solutions that Streamline Inventory and Shipping Processes

Wholesale inventories in the U.S. rose 1.5 percent in September which was a much bigger gain than had been expected, after a 1.2 percent increase in August. Inventory rebuilding has provided critical support as the economy has struggled to emerge … Read more


Life never really goes as planned and neither does your manufacturing business. There are, of course certain choices you can make that give you more control. When it comes to business, that’s what we all want to hear. Here are … Read more


Nurture the Growth of your Existing Channel with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses communication via electromagnetic waves to exchange data between a terminal and an object. Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader. The … Read more


Measuring the Success of Business Intelligence

Like any investment, a business intelligence implementation project needs to be justified and once taken on, the impact will need to be monitored and measured. This post presents different types of metrics and one way to allocate results that are difficult to measure.




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