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Bank of America Introduces Digital Supply Chain Finance Platform
Bank of America is adding a supply chain module to its popular CashPro Trade platform, enabling faster processing of financial transactions for global supply chains.
Logility Acquires Generative AI Supply Chain Planning Firm Garvis
Logility is acquiring Generative AI firm Garvis and expects to integrate the company's DemandAI+ technology into its supply chain planning platform.
Perpetual Power Comes for AMRs
Warehouse operators looking to find even more uptime for their mobile robots may have an option as CaPow enters the U.S. market. The perpetual motion power company says its system can provide 100% uptime with on-the-go charging.
How WMS & OMS Can Drive Customer-Centric Growth
While versions of warehouse management systems (WMS) and order management systems (OMS) have existed since large-scale commerce, the need for smart, agile, and scalable supply chain management solutions has never been greater.

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How to Avoid the Pittfalls of Contract Management in Telecom and High-Tech
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Gartner Says Worldwide Cloud Services Market to Surpass $109 Billion in 2012
The public cloud services market is forecast to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion worldwide, according to Gartner, Inc. Business process services (also known as business process as a service, or BPaaS) represent the largest segment, accounting for about 77 percent of the total market, while infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the public cloud services market and is expected to grow 45.4 percent in 2012.

Reliable Data Collection Solutions - Barcode Scanning & Barcode Printing
Supply Chain Services is a full service provider of barcode data collection solutions. Supply Chain Services delivers barcode scanning and barcode printing equipment, as well as support services to warehousing, manufacturing, and distribution organizations.

American Apparel Making A Bold Fashion Statement with RFID
American Apparel tested and deployed an item level RFID-based system that allowed store managers to track the movement of clothing items from ASN receiving, to back room put away, through restock staging and retail sales floor cycle counts and on to the point-of-sale execution. By leveraging this advanced RFID solution from Xterprise, American Apparel reduced both labor costs and out-of-stocks, while driving improve sales and same-store performance.

Del Monte Foods: Usage of On-Demand Platforms for Managing Transportation in Consumer Industries
Aberdeen benchmarked the supply chain software investment and roadmap strategies of over 130 Consumer Industry companies to identify the abilities of supply chain applications in managing risk and ability to change and adapt business processes over time.

SAP and Google Team to Put “Big Data” on the Map
Watch how SAP and Google are pairing enterprise applications with consumer-friendly tools to bring “big data” to life. With location-based intelligence capabilities from SAP, people will be able to interact with real-time information via Google Maps and Google Earth to analyze their businesses in a geospatial context to better understand the “where” of their information.

HP’s Supply Chain Transformation Challenge
Building on a long tradition of supply chain innovation, HP in 2010 saw opportunities to further leverage its scale and launched a company-wide transformation program targeting substantial supply chain improvements in procurement, processes and IT, warranty and services, and network and logistics.

Google Glass, Augmented Reality, and the Warehouse
Google Glass is Google’s project to create augmented reality glasses. Google Glass is being designed for consumers, but the first clear business application may occur in warehouses.

5 Supply Chain Predictions For 2013
It’s that time of year when we celebrate the fact that next year is a clean slate and all is possible. It’s also the time when we propose our budgets and very quickly realize that we’d better focus on what’s important, as that’s where the budget will inevitably go. This will be the Year of the Network.

Five Supply Chain Trends That Shaped 2012
Supply chain technology continued to evolve throughout 2012 as companies realize that a highly visible supply chain is necessary for success in today’s business climate. Of course, overall IT trends such as the cloud, big data and mobile are impacting the supply chain sector just as they do other sectors. But there are other trends specific to supply chain that came to the forefront in 2012.

Xterprise Clarity Solution Suite
At Xterprise, we believe to maintain competitive advantage organizations must now more than ever gain a precise, current and insightful understanding of their business environments. Then they must leverage that knowledge to better collaborate, respond faster, and exert stronger control over their enterprise activities. To achieve this goal a business must transform to a High Definition Enterprise™.

LXE efficiently and effectively helps cold storage company in Brazil reach its production goals
For years, as the demand for Standard Logística’s services increased, the previous storage control technology was not capable of functioning properly at temperatures from -25°C to -30°C. The previous model used by the company frequently caused technical difficulties, which required moving the machines to another sector for maintenance or for software updates.

Robotics Solutions for Materials Handling Applications
Dan Kara, Founder of RoboBusiness, contributing analyst to Robotics Business Review (RBR) and President of Electra Studios, discusses the very latest advances in robotic technology for a variety of material handling applications and how these solutions are improving productivity and quality levels.

Automating your field force – Functionality
Six Final Questions This final white paper in the series will ex­amine the steps required to deter­mine which operating system to choose, and which functionality a device must have in order to best meet your needs. Part 4 of 4 part series.

Automating Your Field Force - Form Factor
Selecting the right form factor for the job is essential to the success or failure of your mobile deployment. This white paper will help you to strike the right balance to support all required functionality. Part 3 of 4 part series.

Automating Your Field Force - Consumer vs. Rugged
This white paper will help you to analyze work environment, failure rates, and total cost of ownership as you choose between rugged and consumer devices. Part 2 of 4 part series.

Automating your field force – Paper vs. Automation
This white paper will help you determine whether it makes sense to switch from a legacy paper-based system to a mobile solution. In most cases, that comes down to assessing and understanding the specific needs of your workers. Part 1 of 4 part series.

Paperless Productivity Solutions for Manufacturing & Logistics
Think about all of the paperless technology you have come to rely on in your personal life which dramatically improves efficiency, but has never been applied to operations in cyclic applications at your workplace… we enable real savings in the enterprise by applying our leading technology in e-paper, mobility integration and RFID combined with domain knowledge coded into integrated software solutions.

Intermec Advanced RFID Extensions (ARX)
Intermec introduces the first tag motion software toolkit in a standardized reporting format. Intermec Advanced RFID Extensions (ARX) effectively identifies RFID tags of interest and discriminates surrounding tags, providing customers and software integrators the tools to essentially eliminate false-positive reporting of tags.

American Apparel finds the right fit with RFID
American Apparel was looking for a smarter way to meet their goals and, from what they had learned, item-level RFID looked like precisely the solution they wanted. Given the control the company has over its own manufacturing, distribution and retail operations, the plan was to reap the benefits of RFID not only on the retail floor, but throughout its closed loop supply chain.

SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer
SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer is a planning tool which is used to plan and optimize supply chain processes. Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling, Global Available to Promise and Transportation management & vehicle Scheduling or Transportation Planning & Vehicle Scheduling.

Featured Companies

The Rakuten acquisition of Webgistix in 2013 continued the momentum behind Rakuten Super Logistics, helping to provide warehouse and order fulfillment services to US-based Shopping merchants while also providing key components to Rakuten globally. Webgistix will continue to empower…
Intrigo Systems, Inc. is an SAP Channel Partner and a leading provider in Advisory, Implementation, and Support Services. We provide Business Applications focused on orchestrating Customer Value Networks in the changing SAP Enterprise technology landscape. Intrigo has also helped SAP…
Red Sea Ventures
Red Sea Ventures is an early-stage tech, venture firm based in New York City. We invest in seed and early stage technology companies across all industries typically alongside a syndicate of institutional investors. We’re a small team that’s…
Kuehne Nagel
With over 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear…
Amber Road
Amber Road, now part of E2open | Amber Road provides a single, on-demand platform that automates and streamlines global trade. By helping organizations to comply with country-specific trade regulations, as well as plan, execute and track global shipments, Amber Road…
With the help of warehouse-sharing platform OLIMP, users will have online access to a federal network of warehouses on demand. If necessary, the system can provide temporary storage of goods and/or cross-docking at one of the warehouses of the…
Veridian is a technology and services leader specializing in the software selection, implementation, and optimization of supply chain systems that enable omnichannel fulfillment. No matter the type of engagement we ensure clients are in a position to succeed by employing…
Supply chain management solutions from IBM deliver supply chain planning and execution capabilities across the extended enterprise, enabling companies to anticipate, control and react to demand and supply volatility within the supply chain. Managing how and where you fulfill orders,…
Zebra Technologies
Zebra offers technologies that give a virtual voice to an organization’s assets, people and transactions, enabling organizations to unlock greater business value. The company’s extensive portfolio of marking and printing technologies, including RFID and real-time location solutions, illuminates…
Apex Supply Chain Technologies
With Apex self-serve, contactless solutions, businesses runs faster and smarter – with savings at every step. They provide cloud-based visibility that helps you control supplies and keep teams productive, while reducing waste, loss and hoarding up to 30%. They manage handhelds to…
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