Even if a company is doing what it considers okay or good enough operating the same as it always has, there will be a time, likely soon, that continuing to do the same old thing in the current economic climate will no longer be adequate. Supply chain managers and owners are under constant pressure to […]
It was a very busy time of year last month for supply chains, keeping the shelves stocked and delivering packages to businesses and houses across the country.
Blue Harbors has been following the development of mobile EWM applications with interest. In addition to the mobile warehouse functions using RF for mobile devices that come standard with SAP EWM, we’re also seeing opportunities for some interesting solutions to be developed.
One of the most important and difficult tasks for any supply chain manager is deciding on which shipping service is best for their needs with the lowest cost, while also providing a high customer service level. Many factors should be considered while deciding which shipper to use including account resources, productivity, modes of transport, safety, […]
With the new Drug Quality and Safety Act being half enacted by 2015, then completely by 2017, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their supply chains unquestionably must improve their efficiencies to keep pace with the legislation. Upgrades to equipment for tracking product is significant to this process and be done in the near future.
If you want to keep your in-house logistics running like a well-oiled machine, you‘re going to have to get some assistance. The best way to do so is, ironically, to outsource some of your logistics to Third-Party Logistics (3PL) companies. With excellent communication and careful planning between your warehouse manager and your outsourced logistics provider, […]
Two questions many clients are currently asking about SAP S/4 HANA’s on-premise and cloud editions are: what is the difference between them, and how do I know which one is right for my business? One of the best things about SAP S/4 HANA’s delivery model is that it allows customers to align their choice of delivery – whether […]
A question we at Blue Harbors frequently hear from clients considering the move to SAP S/4 HANA is,“what should I expect from the migration – how difficult/time-consuming/expensive is it?”
In February, SAP announced the launch of SAP S/4HANA, which allows enterprises to connect with the Internet of Things – connecting enterprise-level applications with a host of mobile devices being used in today’s manufacturing and transportation facilities. Users can now access any data from anywhere inside or outside their facility in real-time and make decisions on the […]
It’s survival of the fittest in the dog eat dog world of the jungle out there. We use animal and nature metaphors to describe our lives, and they seem especially appropriate in business today. We are all searching for ways to do everything faster, more efficiently, better, and beat the competition. In the animal kingdom, […]