Comprehensive news on the most advanced systems for automated mobile data collection & paperless picking of inventory through RFID and wireless technologies.

The Case for Managing MRO Inventory

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 PM · SCMR Editorial
In many organizations, maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) inventory accounts for a significant slice—as much as 40 percent—of the annual procurement budget. Yet it is still not managed with the level of rigor typically applied to production inventory. There are five basic practices that can quickly close the gap with best practices in MRO inventory management.

Top 8 guidelines to improve inventory management

Posted 03/01 · 07:21 AM · MMH Editorial
Our panel—representing a combined 80 years of inventory experience—gets back to the basics, reviewing critical strategies that some organizations have been neglecting over the past several years.

Mixed forecast for U.S. retailers

Posted 11/23 · 10:40 AM · LM Editorial
Consumer sentiment has taken a hit after the presidential election due to increased awareness by many Americans of the fiscal cliff and stock market volatility.
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“Push or Pull” Part II: Introduction of a pre-negotiated multiplying factor.

Posted 11/06 · 08:53 AM · SCMR Editorial
Recent findings by researches (Xiao and Chen 2012) argue that overall better results can be achieved by using a pull system. But not just any pull system.

Mobile & Wireless: Voice moves into the cloud

Posted 10/22 · 11:59 PM · MMH Editorial
You’ve heard of cloud WMS. Hollywood Feed is using voice recognition in the cloud
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FusionOps Launches Supply Chain Sales Extension

Posted 09/27 · 12:38 PM · SCMR Editorial
FusionOps, a provider of self-service, pre-built analytics for the supply chain announced the extension of its cloud-based platform. Two major new features, dashboards and sales reporting and the FusionOps iPad app, are now available.

New Study Says Few Companies Sustain Improvements in Inventory

Posted 08/16 · 10:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
The ability of the largest U.S. companies to collect from customers and manage inventory improved just slightly in 2011, while payables performance worsened, according to the 14th annual working capital survey from REL Consulting, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. and CFO Magazine.
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2012 Peak Season prospects are mixed, according to LM survey data

Posted 06/21 · 10:35 AM · LM Editorial
Various factors could tip the scales in assessing how 2012 Peak Season plays out.

Changes in commerce have a direct effect on distribution networks and processes, says JLL report

Posted 05/29 · 11:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
The ongoing upswing in e-commerce and mobile commerce activity continues to make a significant impact on how retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics approach distribution network processes, according to a new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

Changes in commerce have a direct effect on distribution networks and processes, says JLL report

Posted 05/29 · 10:59 AM · LM Editorial
The ongoing upswing in e-commerce and mobile commerce activity continues to make a significant impact on how retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics approach distribution network processes, according to a new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

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