A survey found that there has been a huge incline in the use of advanced analytics and more companies are putting much more faith into the numbers it provides. The Accenture survey of 600 business executives, with titles of director or above, found that the use of predictive analytics has sharply risen since 2009, since the last […]
Every company is in search for better supply chain optimization. One of the main reasons that a supply chain is not running at its best is information or system based lead time, or the amount of time it takes for information to be shared between partners. Long lead times can lead to several problems in a […]
In the past few years, there have been an unprecedented number of fresh produce contamination-related severe illnesses and deaths in the United States. A large number of these deaths and illnesses start from spinach. In 2006, there was a huge E. coli tainted Dole bagged spinach that generated “205 E. coli illnesses, including 31 cases […]
In the past several years, the economy made it very difficult for most companies to put any extra revenue back into their business in the form of technology and other modernization for their logistics or supply chain operations. The economic tide is now beginning to turn. Because of this, to keep their business competitive or […]
Nowadays, everyone wants more. More technology, more time, more money, more customers, more, more… But in supply chain planning, the answer to the question of how to get more is actually much less. To hopefully get better collaboration with supply chain partners, most will give as much data as possible to hopefully help with calculating […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) recently sanctioned a new enforcement and compliance model called the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety measurement system. The CSA gathers compliance and safety information, analyzes it, then uses the data to intercede into the behavior of transportation companies, enforcement agencies, and other parties.
When it comes to e-commerce and online retailers, it can be difficult to have an organized fulfillment strategy. Even worse, having a rapid and flexible supply chain during a retail flash sale is nearly unattainable without the proper knowledge and solutions. In the video below, Omer Rashid, the manager of Exel Canada’s solutions and engineering […]
Personal and professional use of social media is on the rise. Companies of all sizes are jumping on the social media train, utilizing it as an inexpensive way to advertise products and services, interact with customers, and help their business stand out from the competition. As this article is written, Coca-Cola has over 57 million “likes” on Facebook and over 657,000 followers on Twitter. You would have a hard time finding any prominent business or brand without a strong social media presence.
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.
Due to rising customer demands and market conditions, supply chains are looking for increased flexibility in their IT-based solutions. This growing need for flexibility is creating significant interest in cloud computing for its array of capabilities. From planning to sourcing, the cloud has the ability to save companies money while also reducing time spent on communicating […]