Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. 3 Things IT Solutions Providers Should Include In A Successful Email Marketing Campaign

    When it comes to building an effective email marketing campaign, it’s been my experience that it’s best to first ensure that you develop a plan and campaign that’s not only unique enough to grab the user, but will also effectively accomplish what you are trying to promote.

  2. Why Mobile POS Is A Great Fit For Hospitality

    Productivity gains and delivering a superior customer experience continue to be key drivers of technology investments in the hospitality industry. According to the recently released National Restaurant Association report “Restaurant Industry 2020: A Snapshot of the Future,” industry competition will continue to intensify in the years ahead and operators will have to focus upon offering elevated levels of food and service in tandem with technological enhancements.

  3. 4 Reasons Your Manufacturing IT Clients Need Mobility Solutions

    In the evolving world of manufacturing technology, improving operations while also reducing costs remains a top priority. Mobility solutions such as computers, scanners, and printers enable manufacturers to equip their mobile workers with the latest technology to meet business demands but also help to lower costs — proving to be a critical element in manufacturing IT.

  4. Efficiency, Productivity, Lower Turnover Costs: The ROI Of Employee Reviews

    In my last post I spoke about the need to have quarterly “un-reviews” and why they can be an effective and useful tool in managing your employees. I also mentioned that annual reviews are an equally important part of any organization’s performance management strategy.  From increased employee satisfaction to an increased bottom line, properly executed reviews can absolutely be utilized to maximize your return on investment.

  5. 5 Key Takeaways From The HTG 2015 Service Summit

    The content day at the HTG Q2 Peer Group meetings in Dallas included the Service Summit. The Service Summit included content directed at the service delivery side of our HTG member companies.

  6. 5 Ways IT Solutions Providers Can Attract And Retain Millennial Talent

    Millennials are transforming the workplace. Although often regarded as entitled and self-centered, this generation is actually more energetic, motivated, and goal-oriented than it gets credit for. It’s just that millennials like to do things differently.

  7. 3 Key Features Of A Best-In-Class Field Service Solution

    Whether you need to improve operational efficiency, increase accountability, or cut costs, deploying the right mobile solution is critical to achieving these goals. With so many choices, IT decision makers need to not only identify a solution with exacting standards that is available at an attractive price point, but also select a product with the precise features needed to help field service workers deliver a higher level of efficiency.

  8. IT Solutions Providers: Clarifying Your Personal MVV, Part 2

    It's impossible to lead others until you lead yourself. The core to self-leadership is clarity around your MVV. Note: This is the second in a three-part series on Clarifying your personal Mission, Vision and Values (MVV). April covered personal Mission while in June we’ll look at personal Values.

  9. BYOD Vs. CYOD: Helping Your Clients Understand The Difference

    BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies are leaving many IT teams feeling a bit uneasy. As a trusted VAR, your clients may be ready for a conversation about moving to a CYOD or Choose Your Own Device policy. So, what is the difference between the two? Simply put, CYOD can offer more security and more control. You could also think of CYOD as “Chaperone Your Own Devices” and take control of the unsupervised party that is BYOD.

  10. Knights, Kings/Queens, Presidents And You: How To Lead When Others In Leadership Roles Won’t

    He bows before you, King/Queen of your Technical Realm. You raise the magical gleaming silver sword, Excalibur, high over your head. Lowering Excalibur, you touch each shoulder of that bowed special ally as empowering words fall from your lips, “I dub thee, Sir, Knight of the Royal Technology Table. Arise Sir Reginald and assume your leadership role.” With a hope-filled heart you watch Sir Reginald arise. He walks into your service team meeting glowing with pride and promptly falls on his face. Gasping for air, you awake from your dream wondering, “How can I lead when my leaders can’t … or won’t?”