Intelligent License Plate “Search”:  a tool for 21st Century Warehouse Management

By Travis Smith, CTO/Founder – Appolis

My first blog post that I ever wrote was about a technique for process automation that I called “Intelligent License Plates” or … Read more


Whether you’re relying on accurate data in inventory, sales or shipping – how you see the numbers can make or break profitability. You’ve probably experienced several instances where inaccurate data spoiled a big sale or lost a valued customer. We … Read more


By Steve Dwyer, Vice President, Appolis

What if you could maximize your order fill rates while minimizing your extra inventory?  What if maintaining full lot-control throughout production is critical to your business?  Whether you are a Make to Order or … Read more


Although overall injury rates for distributors are just average, injuries in their warehouses are 75 percent higher than for the average US worker. Warehouse injuries also tend to be severe; injuries that require at least five days away from work … Read more


The typical sales order process has many steps involving numerous people within each organization.   From the point the order is taken through sales, customer service or numerous electronic methods all the way through the pick and pack operations – each … Read more


In today’s economy, businesses are reducing spending and trimming workforces. This sometimes means you can only afford to keep employees and processes that are integral to keeping the business afloat. With modern advances in technological processes, it is more than … Read more


Manufacturers and retailers are expecting faster execution, more flexibility, and more efficiency from their supply chain and no one is better positioned to turn these challenges into growth opportunities than wholesale distribution companies. If done strategically and with the right … Read more


Why does a company like Appolis put an ad in a parking garage with a QR code?  Well, this brings me to the topic of tracking.  In my analysis, most marketers see the value in QR codes as providing tracking … Read more


At the beginning of the year, I handed my Windows Phone 7 over to a co-worker and decided to try out the latest Android devices available via AT&T.  I am now testing with Galaxy S from HTC.

My take on … Read more


Warehouse Management System Trends in 2011

According to an analyst at Software Advice in this 2011 Market Trends Report, the economic recovery is improving demand, there’s an increased demand for integrated supply chain execution, and the growth of 3PLs creates new warehouse management system(WMS) requirements.

Economic … Read more





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