Do you happen to know how many SKUs you managed last year or how many you are tracking this year?  According to a study by Motorola Solutions discussed in “Supply Chain News: Where are Warehouses and Distribution Centers Headed? Read more

 

Appolis_1It can be difficult to maintain real-time inventory counts when inventory leaves the warehouse with field technicians.  Parts can be consumed at a customer’s site, damaged in transit or on location, returned, or transferred to other technicians or warehouses.  Monitoring Read more

 

Logistics can be a tricky business function to manage, requiring a handful of your leaders.  Logistics for brick-and-mortar stores is one thing, but e-commerce is something different altogether.  Wal-Mart is a well-known leader in hub-and-spoke logistics but has been late … Read more

 

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Both large and small companies invest an enormous amount of money on inventory every year.  Smaller companies typically track inventory in a manual intensive paper driven process where larger companies have dedicated departments monitoring and tracking inventory.

At a … Read more

 

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This week the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013 (H.R. 1919). The bill, if passed by Congress, would introduce a lot-level pedigree model for prescription drugs, for responsible handling and keeping track … Read more

 

The Senate gave the nod to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) recently which would regulate any aspect of food production. Many of these tenants are now coming into play, as well as increased budget requests.

The FSMA law gives … Read more

 

You may have noticed a new trend popping up within your business network – bring your own device (BYOD) to work.  Businesses are discovering that employees don’t want to carry a personal smartphone along with a business phone.  In addition, … Read more

 

The number of details you need to manage for your import/export business is endless. You need to closely monitor and track licensing and documentation, pay attention to cultural barriers, meet ethical standards, sell across a number of different distribution channels, … Read more

 

Distributors are under increasing pressures to do more with less everywhere, including the warehouse. Recent research by Intermec, discussed in “Inefficient Work Flows Go Unchecked by Management,” posted on MHLnews.com, reveals that in the last six months alone, nearly eight … Read more

 

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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

 

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