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See Inside Your Barcode 

Posted by Bill Warrington on Mar 6, 2018 2:04:59 PM

Customers often ask for help when they are creating barcodes with more than just a simple payload. When you’re creating a label with multiple data elements (ex. SSCC-18 label, FedEx Shipping Label, etc) the specification may require non-printable characters, data identifiers, application identifiers, group separators or some other craziness you’re not used to printing. Don’t panic!  

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Topics: insights, barcode

How Your Supply Chain Can be Revolutionized, With Blockchain

Posted by Anna Schafer on Feb 12, 2018 2:42:40 PM

The ever-changing supply chain industry has created an endless flow of new and developing technology. As technology transforms, your inventory and supply chain management needs to as well. Companies need to determine which processes are worth implementing into their supply chain. The newest process in the market that could potentially revolutionize the supply chain is blockchain.

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Topics: data collection, blockchain

The Necessity of End-to-End Inventory Management

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Jan 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

“End-to-end” is a hot term now in the inventory management industry. But what is it, and why is it so important? 

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Topics: dsi inventory management solution, inventory visibility, customer experience, end-to-end, inventory mangement, product delivery, WMS

Field Service Challenges for 2018

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Dec 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Field service leaders are wearing a lot of hats these days. Managing an effective field service business requires more than just technical skills; it requires a wide range of business knowledge. Increasingly, field service organizations (FSOs) are being held accountable for both. Let’s take a look at what challenges field service companies are facing in 2018. 

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Topics: field service, FIELD INVENTORY, Service Work Order, inspections maintenance

Which Operating System is Dominating the Enterprise Mobile Market?

Posted by David Jameson on Nov 29, 2017 8:18:00 AM

One of the most perplexing issues facing the enterprise handheld mobile device market today is the variety of operating system (OS) options. In the past, Windows CE/Mobile handhelds were the clear choice with little to no competition outside of homegrown systems. Now, three operating systems have emerged on the market: Windows 10 IOT mobile, Android and iOS. So, where do we go from here? Throughout this piece, benefits and challenges will be highlighted for each OS option.

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What Field Service Should Be Prepared for In the Coming Months

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Aug 29, 2017 9:17:00 AM

2017 is certainly an interesting time to be alive. With so many ideas and discussions being rapidly dispersed, the world as we know it today could be completely different just a few years from now. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a distant possibility–it’s here. There are even mobile self-run grocery stores that can travel from town to town with no humans on board.

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Topics: artificial intelligence, field service, supply chain app store, FIELD INVENTORY, Service Work Order, inspections maintenance

Write Once, Deploy Many With DSI’s MultiView Runtime Interrogator

Posted by Patrice Farrell on May 25, 2017 3:12:32 PM

How do you avoid the one-size-fits-all trap when it comes to enterprise mobile apps? Take a mobile-first approach that drives user adoption and satisfaction so that your company can see gains in efficiency and productivity.

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Announcing the Supply Chain App Store

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Apr 5, 2017 9:30:15 AM

The World’s Largest Selection of Mobile-first Supply Chain Apps

This week, DSI is proud to launch the Supply Chain App Store™—a first-of-its-kind online marketplace for mobile-first supply chain apps. At www.supplychainappstore.com, site visitors can get access to hundreds of on premise or cloud-based apps developed on the Digital Supply Chain Platform™.

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Topics: digital supply chain, dscp, mobile-first supply chain, scanworkX, supply chain app store, data collection, insights

The Warehouse of the Future Has No Walls

Posted by Jim Hoskins on Feb 22, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Whether your warehouse is a traditional building with aisles of inventory, a series of components spread across multiple divisions or suppliers, or a field of pipe spanning 600 acres, the need for access to critical supply chain data anytime, anywhere is now a business imperative. Additionally, upstream and downstream trading partners demand product fulfillment visibility to see and interact with each other throughout the entire process. This capability is at the core of the warehouse of the future: one with no walls, and therefore no barriers to accessibility and efficiency.

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Topics: connected warehouse, consumerization of IT, customer involvement, digital supply chain, dscp, mobile supply chain, productivity, scanworkX, supply chain, supply chain optimization, supply chain visibility, warehouse of the future, dscp page, data collection, marquee, WMS

Back to Supply Chain Basics: Selling and Servicing Inventory

Posted by Andy Brisley on Nov 16, 2016 4:18:58 PM

I started this series based on a paraphrase from the movie “Bull Durham.” In one scene, the coach told his players they were making the game of baseball too complicated. He said, “You throw the ball, you catch the ball and you hit the ball,” encouraging them to get back to basics.

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Topics: dsi digital supply chain platform, field service, inventory visibility, route sales, servicing inventory, Supply Chain Management

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