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Ideas to Fill Peak Capacity Periods

As we toured several e-commerce facilities such as UPS and Amazon, it became obvious that the sheer volume during peak season presents a huge dilemma. For example, UPS goes from 250-300 containers per night to 450 during peak season. Now that is quite a surge! Amazon has similar surges [...]

What do UPS, Shamrock Foods, Amazon & a 3PL Have in Common?

In touring multiple facilities, ranging from package shipments to cold storage food service delivery to the e-commerce behemoth to 3PL organizations, it became clear that as many conversations that take place about labor costs and other daily concerns, the #1 concern across the board is transportation costs. The numbers [...]

Best ERP Twitter Influencers to Follow

Published in ERP Solutions Review on Jan. 29, 2019 SAP ranked Lisa Anderson as a Top 46 Supply Chain Influencer, Arketi named her a Top 40 B2B Tech Influencer and Washington Frank recognized her as a Top 50 ERP Influencer. Lisa Anderson is the founder and President of the [...]

2020-11-11T01:38:47+00:00January 29, 2019|Categories: ERP, In The News, Technology|Tags: , |

Supply Chain Resiliency: Top Requests from Clients on Technology

Next in our supply chain resiliency value series, we are sharing a short video on the relevance of ERP and e-commerce systems from the Manufacturing Summit's panel "Amazon Effect: Pass or Play - the New Sales & Distribution Game and How it Affects Manufacturing".    I'm responding to a question [...]

What’s Ahead in Technology?

To think about what's ahead in technology, it is important to put it in perspective with what's ahead in business.  Read our article, "What's Ahead in Business?" for details on the key trends impacting business: Importance of the customer experience Taking the holistic view has become a "must" Volatility [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Should We Invest in Technology?

In today's Amazon-impacted, Uberian environment, technology opportunities abound!  Beyond ERP and related subsystems, there is IoT, blockchain, robotics, autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics and much more.  Should we invest or not?  Clearly, if we invest in every one of these opportunities, we could "go broke".  How do we decide?  And [...]

28 Expert Opinions Every Business Leader Should Know About Enterprise AI

Published in Savantis on Aug. 6, 2018 “AI and machine learning will have a profound impact over the next few years! For example, instead of following preventative maintenance schedules according to a rolling calendar which is likely to create unnecessary machine downtime while not resolving all of the unexpected [...]

2020-11-08T23:23:34+00:00August 6, 2018|Categories: In The News, Supply Chain, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

AI, Robots, IoT, Blockchain, Hike!

AI (artificial intelligence), robots, IoT (internet of things), blockchain, hike! Doesn't it sound like a foreign language?  It certainly does to my mother!  Yet it is the language of the future.  Which of these technologies should we pay attention to?  Let's look at some of the more popular ones: AI- Depending [...]

2020-10-07T23:53:25+00:00June 14, 2018|Categories: ERP, Process, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Supply Chain Management Is Evolving: How Will It Affect Your Enterprise?

Operational efficiencies, productivity improvements, and cost savings are the top-three strategic advantages of cloud-based supply chain management, according to an IDG survey of senior managers and directors around the world. To gain these advantages, enterprises need to have infrastructure that helps them cost-effectively harness their large data workloads and move to [...]

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