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Yes, We Have No Bananas: Consumer Goods Manufacturers Serve Demanding Customers
Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires

goods handling  no warehouses, all finished goods (whether perishable or not) have to be collected from the manufacturer or the supermarket's distribution center, and routed to the supermarket shelves within hours. If a vehicle is going to collect a certain number of roasted chickens or chilled apple pies, at precisely 2 p.m., say, in order to meet a delivery slot at the distribution centre, then everything in the manufacturing process must be geared to that deadline. And because there is no finished goods stock, the Read More

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Who Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof?
The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

goods handling  such as consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail, and high-tech/electronics would be good postponement candidates. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will discuss the extension to yard management, present a competitive analysis, and challenges. Typical WMS Solution WMS applications traditionally automate activities falling within the four walls of a warehouse, such as receiving, put-away, serialization, picking, packing, and shipping. The software market for WMS has consequently become more and Read More
Case Study: Connected Capacity
While analyzing load statistics with its key carriers, a multinational manufacturer and distributor noticed that deadhead mileage statistics were excessive

goods handling  Often, inbound trucks delivering goods into its facilities had different dispatchers than those handling outbound loads. The company needed to improve communication with carriers. Learn about the solution that helped save money by reducing deadhead mile charges. 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

goods handling  saving time and money. Goods handling The IBS warehousing solution includes comprehensive quality control measures, as you might expect from a system that anticipates and meets each need in every phase and aspect of your business. When it comes to goods handling, you can use the IBS system to identify goods of varying natures and to classify them for the most efficient processing. You can classify goods as conforming or non-conforming goods at reception. This start-of-process classification helps to cut Read More
Global Trade Regulatory Software: Vendor Obstacles and User Recommendations
The acquisition of Vastera by JPMorgan Chase indicates that finance in GTM is just as important as the physical movement of goods. However, there are still a

goods handling  intricate details of their goods movements across borders, such as trade financing, regulatory compliance, accompanying detailed documents, HTS coding, multi-modal carrier handling, brokers management, etc., might want to look for a full-fledged GTM system. Generally, to know true total landed costs, ensure compliance with customs regulations and denied parties restrictions, and properly record the relationship between buyer and seller, source of supply and product related restrictions, a full-fledged Read More
Security Breach: Now What?
When people's lives or financial transactions are at risk, proper Security Incident handling is of extreme importance.

goods handling  Breach: Now What? Problem With so many security incidents occurring, many IT decision makers are unclear as to who they should notify, and what steps they should take if their network or systems are breached. There is a good chance that local and Federal law enforcement agencies will likely not be skilled enough to conduct a proper investigation. Is there anyone else you should notify? Where do you begin and what should you look for? Enlisting the Process and Reporting Every organization should Read More
SAP Case Study: Consumer Products-Sporting Goods
Part of the sports world for eighty years, the adidas product portfolio includes state-of-the-art athletic shoes, clothing, and accessories. Two essential

goods handling  Case Study: Consumer Products-Sporting Goods Part of the sports world for eighty years, the adidas product portfolio includes state-of-the-art athletic shoes, clothing, and accessories. Two essential requirements for solidifying adidas’ position as leader are the development of strong brands, and continued revenue growth. Regarding its operational strengths, adidas focuses on constantly improving customer service. In 2005, this included the complete reorganization of online order management. Read More
In-Memory Databases/In-Memory Analytics
The appeal of in-memory technology is growing as organizations face the challenges of handling and utilizing big data. There are compelling technical advantages

goods handling  Memory Databases/In-Memory Analytics The appeal of in-memory technology is growing as organizations face the challenges of handling and utilizing big data. There are compelling technical advantages to having an in-memory database, but the business benefits can be far-reaching, as the knowledge gained from analytics means that a data-driven business can closely engage with and anticipate the needs of customers and markets. This paper provides a look at the benefits of in-memory technology for dealing Read More
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

goods handling  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
Case Study: Burlington Coat Factory
When department store retail chain Burlington Coat Factory faced the challenge of efficiently handling workforce management processes across 417 stores in 44

goods handling  Study: Burlington Coat Factory When department store retail chain Burlington Coat Factory faced the challenge of efficiently handling workforce management processes across 417 stores in 44 states, it began seeking a replacement for its antiquated and cumbersome systems. Find out how the company chose a new solution that helped streamline time and attendance, improve payroll accuracy, and provide managers with easy-to-use reporting and analytics tools. Read More
Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been

goods handling  WHILE HISTORICALLY consumer packaged goods (CPG) organizations have made significant investments in data collection and integration, much of the data stored in their IT infrastructures has not been analyzed or deployed to further the firms' business performance. What is needed is a new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools and applications that are capable of integrating cross- and inter-enterprise processes and information. The resulting intelligence would enable CPG companies to make better ope Read More
Success Story: Hindustan Lever
The markets served by Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL), India’s largest consumer goods company, require flexible planning, production, and distribution scenarios

goods handling  (HLL), India’s largest consumer goods company, require flexible planning, production, and distribution scenarios on the manufacturing side of operations. In 2000, HLL identified improved supply chain management as a critical business priority. It sought a solution that would increase supplier and distributor responsiveness, reduce inventory buffers, and optimize planning and scheduling. Read More
viad@t
The viad@t ILC inventory tracking and location control software is designed for use in automated material handling systems. It can run as a stand-alone

goods handling  t The viad@t ILC inventory tracking and location control software is designed for use in automated material handling systems. It can run as a stand-alone application, or serve as an extension to a host system to manage AS/RS. viad@t ILC's main features include - MS Windows XP and Server 2003 - MS SQL Server 2000 and 2005 - host interface or stand-alone operation - location selection - material selection - operation control - error handling viad@t ILC provides the functionality to address the storage Read More
US Sporting Goods Retailer Plans Switch to Oracle Retail
Today Oracle unveiled some of the details of its new contract with Finish Line, Inc.—one of the leading US-based retailers of sports footware, apparel, and

goods handling  Sporting Goods Retailer Plans Switch to Oracle Retail Today Oracle unveiled some of the details of its new contract with Finish Line, Inc.—one of the leading US-based retailers of sports footware, apparel, and accessories. This retail chain will acquire a whole range of Oracle Retail software solutions, including Oracle Retail Merchandising, Planning, and Stores. The company is currently using legacy applications that have some obvious limitations nowadays. Scott Hoffman, chief merchandising officer Read More
UCN inContact Selected as the First Hosted System to Support a Statewide 2-1-1 Intelligent Call Handling Platform
Washington Information Network 2-1-1 (WIN 211), was the non-profit organization tasked with implementing an integrated call center solution in the State of

goods handling  inContact Selected as the First Hosted System to Support a Statewide 2-1-1 Intelligent Call Handling Platform Washington Information Network 2-1-1 (WIN 211), was the non-profit organization tasked with implementing an integrated call center solution in the State of Washington (US). WIN 211’s challenge was to define system requirements, and select a vendor that could interconnect eight call centers into a single, cohesive information service system. For a solution, it turned to UCN inContact. Read More

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