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What Makes a Green Supply Chain?
The Green PhilosophyThere has been so much hype about “green” that many organizations are adopting it, but what is “green”, really? We hear and see it

freight handling and dispatch  becomes waste. Logistics involves freight transport, storage, inventory management, material handling, and all the information related to these activities. Every part of logistics can be made green. For example, to achieve this goal, many companies are combining operations and technology (transportation management system [TMS] tools) to decrease fuel consumption. They are combining loads, reducing miles driven, and talking with suppliers and customers to collaborate on delivery routes and product pickup

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Talent Management

Talent management solutions encompass all the applications necessary for handling personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees from the point of hire to the point of retire. This talent management model includes functionality for recruitment and staffing management, personnel management, career development, succession planning, learning management, performance and compensation management, and workforce management and planning. 

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Mill Industries: A Generic ERP Challenge


Mills are factories where value is added to raw material by processing it into a form suitable either for further manufacturing, or for immediate end-use. However, general enterprise resource planning software typically does not meet the requirements of these industries.

freight handling and dispatch  define carriers, shipment methods, freight rates, and customer routings. Often these solutions have to also easily interface with common third party shipping and manifest software (such as Kewill 's Clippership ). Radio frequency (RF) or barcode functionality should provide the following transactions to help ease data collection: inventory move within a facility, print location labels, shipping, inventory move, physical inventory, and cycle counting. Some mill environments might have a need for yard Read More

Business Process Overview: Warehousing Solutions


Warehousing processes are critical for the success of a distribution business. These processes are highly visible to your customers, and have a direct impact on their opinion of your company. If you cannot get the goods to your customers in the most efficient way, you risk losing their business. Your warehousing and logistics operations must translate into reliability and service.

freight handling and dispatch  alternative delivery address for freight documents Inclusion of shipment characteristics such as weight, volume, hazardous goods, load limitations etc. Support of milk-run schedules and destinations. ASW SHIPMENT PREPARATION manages shipments and their content, all the way to loading. The system provides three shipment preparation methods in processing sales orders: Handling orders with documents (direct or batch print) Handling orders via shipment preparation routine Handling orders via shipment Read More

Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses


The warehouse management system (WMS) concept has matured into a collection of time-tested technologies that reduce inventory costs and increase overall inventory management efficiencies. By implementing WMS technology, organizations can achieve a higher return on their software dollars and provide better service to their customers. A WMS can provide organizations with tangible benefits that improve warehouse operations without adding headcount.

freight handling and dispatch  to type in the freight charges, the 18 character alphanumeric tracking number, other data, and the keystrokes necessary to complete the order. Let's say it takes one minute per order, multiplied by 250 orders or 4.2 hours a day. This is assuming that this clerk types non-stop and does not take a single break or gets interrupted. At a labor rate of $20/hr with benefits, multiplied by 4.2 hours, we have a total labor expense of $84 a day, $1,848 a month and an additional $22,176 a year. Sage Accpac WMS Read More

Direct 500, LLC


Direct 500In today's world of highly competitive distribution sales, businesses are looking for ways to improve their call center, estore and catalog sales channels. Direct 500 is designed for organizations with multiple selling channels. Businesses often implement multiple software solutions to meet these many different business requirements. For Example, sales order entry and inventory management, a hosted eCommerce site that is not connected to their ERP software, spreadsheets to track marketing campaigns and many manual processes to overcome the shortcomings of a non-integrated solution. Direct 500 was built on the Sage MAS 500 ERP platform to meet these business needs with a single integrated solution.Call CenterCall centers are usually high volume order entry departments. Speed of entry and accuracy of data is critical. Direct 500 provides an enhanced sales order entry search engine to speed the lookup of current customers or prospects. It provides multi-field lookup using Postal Code, Last Name, Company Name, Phone Number and email address.Once the customer is located, Direct 500 focuses on speed of entry and access to information for the operator. We want the operator to be focused on serving the customer and not worried about the deals and promotions that they need to track on a manual sheet - we have incorporated all of this logic in the sales order entry module.eStore Many distributors offer their products on their website. However, many do not have an estore that is integrated with the ERP software. Ultimately, is serves as a glorified fax machine.The Direct 500 estore is an extension of MAS 500 and the Direct 500 call center capabilities. The business rules for pricing, sales tax, freight, credit card processing and many others that are defined for sales order entry are extended to the estore.MarketingDistributors that sell through multiple channels often face challenges in tracking sales, marketing campaigns and their effectiveness. Direct 500 offers a multi-level source code that tracks how new customers are created and the source of each new order, providing valuable analysis data for the business.Integrating source codes with the Call Center and the eStore provides the business with an effective promotion and analysis tool set. For Example, an email blast with integrated source codes and promotions can automatically take the buyer to a special offer on the eStore, complete the shopping cart with the promotion and place the order in MAS 500 with no interaction from the call center staff.Fulfillment Many distributors that sell through multiple channels are high volume shipping organizations. These companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Call Center and eStore transactions. Shipping methods have been expanded with features to allow shipments by address types, restrictions by postal codes and countries. Shipping charts can be defined by geographical region and level of service. Direct 500 also offers integration to StarShip, allowing customer to have a calculated freight and handling charge straight from the StarShip rate tables. The Direct 500 SolutionThere are many ways multi channel sales organizations can address their individual business requirements. However, addressing the business need as a whole requires a well designed application that provides the company with a call center, estore, marketing and fulfillment business solution.

freight handling and dispatch  to have a calculated freight and handling charge straight from the StarShip rate tables. The Direct 500 SolutionThere are many ways multi channel sales organizations can address their individual business requirements. However, addressing the business need as a whole requires a well designed application that provides the company with a call center, estore, marketing and fulfillment business solution. Read More

iVelocity


iVelocity contains comprehensive capability to route and optimize shipments, process invoices for payment to freight companies, file and monitor freight loss and damage claims and extensive analytical tools for managing a supply chain.  

freight handling and dispatch  invoices for payment to freight companies, file and monitor freight loss and damage claims and extensive analytical tools for managing a supply chain. Read More

Proactive Dispatch in Field Service Exception Management for an Effective Mobile Workforce


In mobile workforce management, there’s a lot of focus on the plan. Because you can’t expect your field resources to be more effective than the plan you provided to them. And that makes sense. But planning is an ongoing effort. "The plan" is really only the plan at the start of the day. Because there are exceptions all the time.

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I Want My Private Cloud


Although many organizations are considering reaping the benefits of a cloud computing platform, they have concerns with the handling of sensitive information on a public cloud platform. An alternate option is available, and it means having our own private cloud. This article discusses aspects of private cloud computing and its advantages and drawbacks for organizations considering the adoption of a private cloud strategy.

freight handling and dispatch  Want My Private Cloud Although many organizations are considering reaping the benefits of a cloud computing platform, they have concerns with the handling of sensitive information on a public cloud platform. An alternate option is available, and it means having our own private cloud.   Introduction A few months ago, I had the opportunity to write an article on cloud computing titled A Tour of the Clouds , where I provided general descriptions of the basic concepts in this area. Since its publication, Read More

Intellexer - CDT


Intellexer is a corporate intranet solution that is used for document search, summarization, clusterization, and query handling. It uses semantic technology which performs an analysis of the meaning of the words in a text, allowing for natural language query statements, summarization, and miscellaneous usage cases. Users can search using keywords and phrases and questions. The Content Development Tool (CDT) is an on-line, centralized workplace for domain experts who develop content for knowledge bases. Users can process data in real time, communicate with each other and view activity status.  

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Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge


In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based global trade and logistics platform for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. TradeCard provides a cloud platform for managing sourcing, logistics, and finance on a single system. TradeCard, founded in 1999

freight handling and dispatch  out as an ocean freight marketplace, automating and streamlining the freight logistics processes and associated documentation. As GT Nexus has matured, their solutions have extended to include air and truck, as well as a broader set of supply chain visibility capabilities. GT Nexus’ business model is based on a mix of buy-side subscription and sell-side transaction revenues. Approaching the global trade management area from two completely different perspectives has led GT Nexus and TradeCard to a point Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters


It appears that several of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Solomon's truly differentiating traits, which could not have been easily or quickly replicated by its seemingly more robust brethren products within the MBS division, will have been a good enough reason for Microsoft to continue to bolster the product rather than to consider any other less popular options (e.g., stabilization and replacement) to offer to Solomon's loyal customer base and resellers, some of which will have even feared the possibility.

freight handling and dispatch  Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Event Summary Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon , formerly Solomon IV and Microsoft Great Plains Solomon IV , a prominent business management and e-business suite of applications for small and mid-market companies, and the product that some had prematurely written off after being acquired first by one of its erstwhile greatest nemeses, former Great Plains Software in 2000 (see Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ), and Read More

Winning the PCI Compliance Battle


The payment card industry (PCI) Data Security Standard establishes common processes and precautions for handling credit card data. Although achieving PCI compliance can seem daunting, the requirements represent security best practices that should be observed by any organization with IT systems and data to protect. Learn about network scanning and security assessment solutions that can help you manage PCI compliance.

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Top Tools for Sales: SFA Focus


Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many organizations have already adopted or have been thinking about purchasing an SFA solution to ease the sales process and link it up with the rest of the business. SFA solutions also offer opportunities to help organizations improve CRM. Know some of the potential improvements of an SFA system.

freight handling and dispatch  Tools for Sales: SFA Focus Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many organizations have already adopted or have been thinking about purchasing an SFA solution to ease the sales process and link it up with the rest of the business. SFA solutions also offer opportunities to help organizations improve CRM. Know some of the potential improvements of an SFA system. Read More

BestTransport


BestTransport is a leading provider of online transportation management systems (TMS), as on-demand service that enables shippers and carriers to efficiently plan, execute and settle inbound and outbound freight activities using best practices. The company's TMS offering enhances freight visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of shipments daily, and continues to grow every year due to the power of its network. BestTransport has leading shippers using both flatbed and van equipment on its network, including Alcoa, Gerdau Ameristeel, Solo Cup, JLG, Wastequip, PlyGem, and Allegheny Technologies.

freight handling and dispatch  settle inbound and outbound freight activities using best practices. The company's TMS offering enhances freight visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of shipments daily, and continues to grow every year due to the power of its network. BestTransport has leading shippers using both flatbed and van equipment on its network, including Alcoa, Read More

BestTransport


BestTransport is a leading provider of online transportation management systems (TMS), as on-demand service that enables shippers and carriers to efficiently plan, execute and settle inbound and outbound freight activities using best practices. The company's TMS offering enhances freight visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of shipments daily, and continues to grow every year due to the power of its network. BestTransport has leading shippers using both flatbed and van equipment on its network, including Alcoa, Gerdau Ameristeel, Solo Cup, JLG, Wastequip, PlyGem, and Allegheny Technologies.

freight handling and dispatch  settle inbound and outbound freight activities using best practices. The company's TMS offering enhances freight visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of shipments daily, and continues to grow every year due to the power of its network. BestTransport has leading shippers using both flatbed and van equipment on its network, including Alcoa, Read More