A number of factors have made predicting and dealing with supply chain risks even more challenging in recent years. Despite this, some companies are finding ways to cope, according to Mike Doheny, Venu Nagali and Florian Weig in “Agile operations … Read more


At a Crossroads?   We invite you to consider the Bar Code & RFID Convergence.


In November, 2010, the VDC released an executive white paper entitled Bar Code & RFID Convergence: Enabling Greater Visibility Through Standards, which we thought was Read more


In today’s marketplace, businesses need to provide products and services to customers in a timely manner and at the right price.  In order to accomplish this, businesses are taking a close look at their suppliers.  Many companies look for suppliers … Read more


Delivering products to the right customers on time and within budget is at the forefront of the mind of any distributor.  Whether you have one truck or fleets, making sure your customers are satisfied has a big impact on the … Read more


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


You Know it’s Time to use Distribution Software When…

If your warehouse is a disaster, inventory is coming and going without your knowledge, and your desk is covered in stacks of multi-colored papers, then you probably need enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with distribution functionality. Although this is an Read more


Microsoft Dynamics GP continues to be an extremely strong SMB software platform, but it has many of the same limitations of other ERP systems.    They can’t all be good at everything, meaning certain areas of the business are controlled and Read more


Creating the Ideal World for Original Equipment Manufacturers

Developing solutions that are valuable for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can be challenging.  The world revolving around supply chains, distributors, and customers is full of complicated relationships and processes.  However, innovative technology is evolving that will make it easier for OEMs … Read more


Appolis has developed an iOS based Sales Order Entry System we call “WoW Order”. The need for order entry in the field is alive and well and we continue to get requests for this capability all the time. This article … Read more


Supply Chain Management  has come a long way in the past few years thanks to advanced Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.  But what does the future hold for manufacturers in 2012? This year, spend less time planning and more time … Read more





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