Technology

Leverage Data to Produce Accurate Inventory Demand Forecasts

Having the right item in stock when customers are ready to purchase is an essential component of customer satisfaction. Customers have a wide range of choices, so whether they are looking for clothing, appliances or electronics, there is always another business ready to sell to them if their first choice cannot deliver. The good news is that every business has ...

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The Impact of the Cloud and Mobile Devices

Until two years ago, Moosejaw Mountaineering & Backcountry Travel, an online and brick and mortar retailer specializing in outdoor recreation apparel and gear, relied on a paper-based warehouse management system. Plans to add four additional stores to bring the number to 11 and an increasing volume of online orders spurred the move to automate the process. “We’re a small information ...

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The Benefits of Fracking

New methods of harvesting natural gas and oil from shale formations through fracking (hydraulic fracturing) have already provided several benefits to the U.S. But how widespread and long-term will those effects be, and how will they impact the companies that make up the supply chain throughout the U.S.? Lower energy prices Unconventional production methods have produced an abundance of natural ...

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Robotics on the Rise

Technological innovations and lower component prices are placing robotics within reach of far more companies now, allowing manufacturers to cut costs, provide better jobs and wages, modernize plants and move production onshore from overseas factories. By Dinah Wisenberg Brin

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