Is Your Technology Trendy or Old-Fashioned?

In today’s marketplace, consumers want 24/7 access to product information and customer service, as well as the ability to place online orders at any time of the day or night.  Whether you have a top-notch IT department or rely on … Read more



Have you ever had inventory that expired, was recalled, damaged or even misplaced? If you have, then you understand why it is important to be able to track all of the movements of your inventory within your 4 walls and Read more


In the distribution business, you can’t please everyone and make a steady profit. The key is to segment your market so you can serve a targeted group well and properly analyze their unique needs. Otherwise, you’re holding on to inventory … Read more


One of the major pains distributors feel is dealing with manual processes.  Even when companies realize the headaches associated with manual operations, automation can be intimidating.  However, the right technology is easy to use and can make noticeable improvements in … Read more


Morse Code Served as His Inspiration


Nearly every product in stores today carries a barcode co-invented by Norman Joseph Woodland.  These tiny little barcodes have boosted productivity in nearly every sector of commerce worldwide!

Norman Woodland notably worked on the … Read more


Experts have struggled for years in trying to simplify the complex supply chain and now Big Data has entered this complexity.  Big data can be a valuable asset, but it sometimes comes with a price.  IT departments are constantly battling … Read more


When there is a problem with inventory, packing, or shipping in your warehouse, then profitability and customer satisfaction is on the line.  The right technology can be just the grease you need to keep the entire warehouse working at optimal … Read more


The distribution industry can be a complicated world, especially for distributors searching for the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. For this reason, editors of the Distribution Software Blog sat down with Michael Shoemaker, Director of Microsoft’s Distribution & Consumer … Read more


‘Big Data’ is the strategic business information generated from advanced software solutions in a comprehensive way. This data is used to make smart decisions that will ultimately benefit a company’s bottom line. As distributors evaluate how to build and use … Read more


Reduce TCO with Rugged Wireless Mobile Computers

Reduce TCO with Rugged Wireless Mobile Computers

Appolis is pleased to introduce our partner and guest blogger: 

Intermec – manufacturer of ruggedized wireless mobile computers.

Most of us, in an effort to optimize our personal lives, own a mobile device. Read more





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