Retailers want to provide a great omni-channel experience. This requires a foundation of precise, real-time inventory visibility all the way from the supplier to the end consumer and everywhere in between.
A broad category-anything that enables a company to meet its goals, primarily technology solutions.
Omni-Channel Inventory: Getting the Big Picture
Carton-level Temperature Tracking for Cold Chain Pharmaceuticals – Why Now?
A look at the key role that carton-level RFID temperature tagging can have within today’s pharmaceutical cold chains.
At this year’s SuiteWorld, NetSuite announced key architectural changes, their version of an omni-channel strategy, many new capabilities by vertical industry, and a new IDE for their SuiteCloud platform. In addition, I discuss NetSuite’s approach to getting deeper vertical functionality for their ERP customers.
Spend Analytics: Part 3 – Applications of Spend Analysis
Spend analytics can go way beyond just analyzing spend or managing suppliers. We look at some of the more novel uses of these systems.
The data may be big, but is the information important?
Spend Analytics: Part 2 – Applications of Spend Analysis
The most common application of spend analysis is to identify potential cost savings. However, spend analytic systems can be and are used for much more than that. We explore here some of the common and novel ways that enterprises are using spend analytics.
Spend Analytics: Part 1 – The Evolution of Spend Analysis
Companies that are good at spend analytics realize a sizeable competitive advantage. But it is not easy to do. In this first article in our series, we look at how spend analytics has evolved.
Supply Chain Financial Network Platforms: Trade-Logistics-Visibility
Network platforms that integrate transportation carriers, shippers, consignees, and 3PLs can do more than provide transportation and logistics services. The connectivity and end-to-end visibility they provide offers the potential to reduce risks and transaction costs for banks and other lenders, lowering the cost of capital and increasing velocity across the supply chain.
Supply Chain Financial Network Platforms: Invoicing and Payment
Network platforms that integrate trading partners, logistics processes, and visibility have enabled bold new approaches to payments and financing for participants in the supply chain.
Extending the Reach of the DC
Integrating logistics, all the way from the source plant through the DC onto the store shelf, reduces errors, exceptions and transit times.