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Growing Your Business by Using 3PLs

LogisticsWarehousingThe world is changing, and consumers’ ability to get information and buy products from their mobile devices anywhere, anytime, is having a trickle down effect on the supply chain—they want their items delivered quickly and at a competitive price. So retailers now have to re-examine how they are sourcing their products and where to get them cheaper in order to bring something more to the table.

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Go For Remote

Distributed TeamsWe have had a lot of interest this year in “remote workers”. Now is the time to talk more about the possibilities of extending this practice. We have the positive support of workers: they love the idea. Let's address the data security people: my response is, as expected if you have read what I write, is the CLOUD. Now the immediate managers: it is no different than any other project you have managed (watch me, I will show you). Top level management: think of the savings in these huge buildings you have: funding a remote worker is less than your square foot charge to house him.

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It's Risky Out There

risk2I help my buddy Buzz select articles for the Supply Chain Buzz page every week (our motto: “we read ‘em so you don’t have to!”). We review a range of stories and blogs on the subjects of supply chain, electronic commerce, ERP, continuous improvement, and general management. Since there’s a great diversity of jobs, departments, and company sizes among our readers, not all will be on target. However, we noticed a few themes that cut across nearly all jobs and organizations. Let’s take a look at a prominent one: risk.

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Outbound Shipment Tracking Can Save You

shiptrackingOnce an order leaves a warehouse, it’s anyone’s guess what happens to the goods and when they will arrive at their final destination. At least, that’s how it goes for many retailers right now.

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Powerful Players Persist in Promotion of Payment Projects

powerfulApple, Google, Sprint, Western Union, Visa: electronic wallets continue to attract investments from many of the world's largest and best-known companies.

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Amazon Grows Up, Pays Use Tax

amazontaxOne of Amazon's advantages over physical retailers has been that its sales have largely been free of state sales tax. That just changed.

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From the Top - Dennis Harrison

dennis harrisDennis Harrison of GS1 Food Services talks with Scott Koegler at GS1 Connect 2012 in Las Vegas, about initiatives underway to increase food safety and product information for food products destined for restaurants, institutions, and other crate-level delivery users.

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From the Top - Scott Bolduc - SPS Commerce

scott bolducScott Bolduc of SPS Commerce talks about trends in EDI and Supply Chain activity with Scott Koegler, editor of ec-bp.com, at GS1 Connect 2012 in Las Vegas.

 

 

 

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From the Top - Dennis Orthman (2)

Dennis OrthmanScott Koegler, editor of ec-bp.com talks with Dennis Orthman of SMI at GS1 Connect 2012 about efforts within the healthcare industry to implement data standardization.

 

 

 

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From the Top - Dennis Orthman

Dennis OrthmanScott Koegler, editor of ec-bp.com talks with Dennis Orthman of SMI at GS1 Connect 2012 about efforts within the healthcare industry to implement data standardization.

 

 

 

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