Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. Enterprise Labeling For A Connected, Flexible, And Efficient Supply Chain
    10/1/2015

    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.”

  2. Building Value: Components Of Successful Channel Partner Programs
    10/1/2015

    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.

  3. Data Governance In Retail: Whose Data Is It Anyway?
    9/24/2015

    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.

  4. 6 Industry Trends MSPs Should Get Their Heads Around — Fast!
    9/24/2015

    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.

  5. 5 Reasons Your Restaurant Clients Need IT Solutions “Born In The Cloud”
    9/10/2015

    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.

  6. How VARs Can Educate Restauranteurs On Business Intelligence
    9/8/2015

    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.

  7. How To Choose Inventory Tracking Software
    9/2/2015

    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.

  8. 2015: The Year of Mobile
    8/28/2015

    As you have probably heard, mid April of this year, Google made big changes to their search engine algorithm, giving priority to websites that are optimized for mobile devices. Over the past few months, many companies (our clients included) have started taking a closer look at their site traffic and refreshing their websites to make them mobile friendly.

  9. How To Balance The Tech Side And The Human Side Of Data Security
    8/27/2015

    When it comes to a business’ data security strategy, it’s still a huge challenge to protect workers from their own carelessness, poor decision-making, and (occasionally) even their maliciousness, while also staying out of a worker’s way and avoiding data security becoming a cumbersome burden that harms productivity and leaves them irritated.

  10. 4 Mobility Trends Transforming The Manufacturing Industry
    8/26/2015

    From business decision-making to process workflows, user interfaces, and proactive maintenance, new utilizations of mobile devices and apps are drastically changing the way manufacturing gets done.