Archive for ERP

Integrated Supply Chain Technology: What Does It Mean?

The need to take a holistic and integrated perspective of your supply chain has always been important, but it’s even more critical today as customer expectations around cost, quality, and service become more demanding. Part of the challenge to achieving a holistic and integrated view is the fragmented technology landscape that many companies find themselves […]

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The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Over the last few years, three major trends have transformed distribution in many diverse industries: e-commerce, cloud applications and mobile devices. E-commerce has blurred the lines between retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers. Cloud-based applications that manage e-commerce and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have lowered the barrier to entry for small- to medium-sized companies, and fueled […]

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What is an Outside-In Supply Chain?

If you want to stay ahead of your competition, take the step beyond the traditional approach to supply chain. Most supply chain analysts believe that to remain competitive, companies must transform their supply chains from being focused inward to focusing on trying to predict demand to customer-driven chains that are organized to respond to demand […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 10-14, 2014)

The iPad is replacing paper in many areas of life, except one, as this funny video points out. Now, on to this week’s news… IBS Partners with Fast-Growing MercuryGate for Transportation Management Solutions Menlo Launch Freight Brokerage Service in Europe DOT Proposes Use of Electronic Logbooks to Improve Efficiency, Safety in Commercial Bus & Truck […]

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Looking Back: What I’ve Learned as a Supply Chain Industry Analyst

Almost fifteen years ago, Adrian Gonzalez — an engineer with a Materials Science degree — changed careers and became a supply chain and logistics industry analyst. In this episode, Adrian looks back at some of the biggest trends and changes that have occurred in the supply chain and logistics industry over those years, including the […]

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