Supply Chain Executive Commentary

  1. The Best Business Advice: Don’t Worry About What Other People Think
    7/15/2015

    I grew up in a family where advice was flowing most of the time, whether solicited or not. My dad was always providing his perspective on life and all things happening around us. For a lot of years, I really didn’t appreciate it so much. But as I grew older and actually began to listen to what he said, it suddenly became a lot more relevant. Now that he’s gone especially, I recognize the brilliance of much of what he shared and wish he were still here as I know I have more to learn.

  2. The Transition From Entrepreneur To Leader (Part 2): Multiply Influence by Maximizing Engagement
    7/13/2015

    In a previous blog post entitled “The Transition from Entrepreneur to Leader,” I wrote that without a doubt the biggest challenges most small businesses face revolve around people in the key areas of leadership (the people at the top) and employees (the people who do the work).  In this installment I want to write about people and what we as leaders need to do to ensure we maximize engagement for the people on our teams.

  3. The Internet Of Things And Physical Security
    7/10/2015

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, even though there is healthy debate on what it exactly is. Discussions on IoT are often about how it might affect future technologies, product development and sales. Others say that an Internet of Things already exists, made up by the integrations of mobile, network and Web-based applications.

  4. IT Solutions Providers: Shhh, Here’s The Secret Behind Every Great Social Media Strategy
    7/10/2015

    Somewhere along the line, someone in your organization probably said, “Hey, we need to get on social media!” So maybe someone set up a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile.

  5. Windows 10 Is Coming: Meet Your Customers’ User Profile Challenges Now
    7/10/2015

    Windows 10 is around the corner and solutions providers no doubt are already getting inquiries and concerns from accounts about migration issues. It’s great fodder for reviewers debating its relative superiority — or lack of — to Windows 7. Adding to the fun is the critical take on Windows Mobile Build 10149, expected to be in full release later this year.

  6. Why Your Prospect’s Labeling System Is Probably Inefficient
    7/7/2015

    Many businesses unknowingly waste both time and money using outside printing sources to handle their bar coding and labeling services. Using other companies to produce labels can be expensive, restricting, and surprisingly inefficient.

  7. 4 Marketing Best Practices For MSPs
    7/6/2015

    Marketing is one of the biggest challenges managed services providers (MSPs) face. Between managing customer relationships, keeping up with technology advances and handling finances, MSPs have little time left to promote the business. And, most don’t have the marketing talent on staff so they outsource it to an expert.

  8. 3 Reasons Your Manufacturing IT Clients Need Mobile Solutions
    7/1/2015

    The manufacturing industry has a heavy reliance on manual and paper-based processes, homegrown applications, and legacy systems that are, for the most part, obsolete by even the most forgiving standards. However, it’s all about to change.

  9. 3 Things IT Solutions Providers Should Include In A Successful Email Marketing Campaign
    6/26/2015

    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.

  10. Why Mobile POS Is A Great Fit For Hospitality
    6/25/2015

    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.