Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. What Are The Advantages Of 2D Bar Codes?

    Your small business clients wanting to make a big impact with customers can utilize 2D bar codes — which can include more information, such as price, quantity, web address, or even an image, compared to their 1D counterpart.

  2. The Top 3 Tech Needs In Higher Education This School Year

    An annual study by Wakefield Research for VitalSource Technologies found that 44 percent of students don’t go more than 10 minutes without using some form of technology during an average school day. Knowing the prevalence among students to use technology throughout the day is so high, why not meet them on common ground when trying to connect? Schools have an opportunity to not only enhance the connected campus experience, but also to reduce costs and improve operations as well. Reduced maintenance technology that supplants dinosaur devices or practices can save colleges and universities countless time and money through an overall low total cost of ownership.

  3. Top 5 Tech Trends Universities Use To Enhance Student Security

    It is only fitting that institutions of higher learning, where innovation is encouraged, are leading the way in advancements related to confirming student identity and controlling access to campus buildings. While student identification (ID) cards have evolved over the years, some colleges and universities have truly gone high-tech in the ways students can prove who they are.

  4. Enterprise Labeling For A Connected, Flexible, And Efficient Supply Chain

    Looking toward the future, businesses are taking a more standardized approach and respecting the importance that labeling solutions play in the supply chain. Companies are beginning to understand that they need to develop a labeling strategy alongside their supply chain strategy. They are working toward identifying a solution to meet all of the challenges of functioning in today’s global supply chain. This new focus on the strategic value of labeling has required a different and innovative approach to labeling called “enterprise labeling.”

  5. Building Value: Components Of Successful Channel Partner Programs

    In today’s always-on environment, end users have more choices than ever before: more choices in finding answers to and solving their challenges and infinite ways to buy. Disruptive technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise asset intelligence, and cloud computing coupled with end-user buying behavior impacts how channel partners position themselves in the market and what services and skills they require to survive. To meet the varying needs of customers, channel partners can deliver value from the convenience of fulfillment of replacement products to the delivery and execution of complex solutions. New partner models mean there is a need for new partner programs that quickly adapt to this evolving environment.

  6. Data Governance In Retail: Whose Data Is It Anyway?

    In a competitive industry like retail when making marketing decisions, intuition and gut instinct, have taken a back seat to Big Data. Big Data has become more than just a buzzword amongst marketers no matter the industry. In 2015, Big Data rules how commerce decisions are handled whether it is a small family business or fortune 500 company.

  7. 6 Industry Trends MSPs Should Get Their Heads Around — Fast!

    Managed services providers (MSPs) have a responsibility to be up to speed on emerging industry trends and adaptable to new technologies. These activities are critical to ensuring that the MSP remains perpetually valuable to customers and profitable as a business. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between managing the business through multiple change cycles and maintaining control of all assets.

  8. 5 Reasons Your Restaurant Clients Need IT Solutions “Born In The Cloud”

    Understanding cloud technology and its potential value has become critical for business owners. Unfortunately, these systems have a habit of evolving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up.

  9. How VARs Can Educate Restauranteurs On Business Intelligence

    Not long ago, restaurants were run mostly by intuition and personal experience. Restaurant operators would put a menu together, serve their customers and hope the customers liked it — using anecdotes as the metric of choice. They would estimate how much staff was needed based on their recollection of history, and hope the managers scheduled enough — but not too many.

  10. How To Choose Inventory Tracking Software

    Think about this. A customer calls in to make an order from a company. But a customer service rep fumbles around due to old, outdated software that’s slow and not meant for a growing business. They confirm the order would be ready and shipped by a certain date, only to later find out that an integral piece to the order is out of stock.