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Announcing the Supply Chain App Store

Posted by on April 5, 2017 9:30 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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The Warehouse of the Future Has No Walls

Posted by on February 22, 2017 12:53 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 […]

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Back to Supply Chain Basics: Transforming Inventory

Posted by on November 2, 2016 12:30 pm

When it comes to the supply chain, it’s easy to make things complicated. And when today’s consumer expects full visibility into where their product is—until the moment it reaches their front door—inventory management grows in complexity. It’s time to get back to basics.

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You buy the inventory. You transform the inventory. You sell and service the inventory.

Posted by on October 20, 2016 11:02 am

There is a scene in the movie “Bull Durham” in which the coach of a struggling baseball team is extremely frustrated with his players. What has always stuck out to me in this scene was the coach’s demand for the team to get back to basics. A big quote that has stayed with me was, […]

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Bis Industries Reduces Time to Prepare Scope of Work by 60% With DSI

Posted by on August 11, 2016 7:42 am

Bis Industries, a leading Australian provider of services to the minerals and resources industries, supplies mining equipment to the coal industry on Australia’s East Coast. Helping the company’s customers get serious work done in challenging environments requires a thorough asset inspection process. To get assets back on hire faster and improve customer satisfaction, Bis Industries […]

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Top and Bottom Line Improvement: It’s Our Job

Posted by on July 13, 2016 5:21 pm

You’ve likely seen articles that discuss how disruptive technology solutions will impact business and how digital business tools will enable you to define new markets and processes. An unintended consequence of these articles has been creating concern and fear in business leaders who may not be ready to adopt any of these technologies or who […]

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SuiteWorld16 Recap: 5 Capabilities Your Technology Solutions Must Deliver

Posted by on May 24, 2016 4:44 pm

Throughout SuiteWorld16, NetSuite’s annual conference, it’s no surprise that technology took center stage during several show-stopping keynotes, not to mention an insightful mix of breakout sessions and live demos.

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Common Supply Chain Threats—And How to Minimize Them

Posted by on February 10, 2016 11:19 am

Global supply chains continue to grow in complexity, but even with recent high-profile security breaches and logistics slowdowns, two new studies suggest many businesses may be underestimating supply chain threats. A recent study suggests one common threat, the loss of a key supplier, is effectively shrugged off by a surprising percentage of businesses surveyed. Zurich […]

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3 Reasons to Take Your Inventory Management to the Cloud

Posted by on December 17, 2015 2:06 pm

With the holiday season in full gear, businesses race to keep up with customer demand and as a result, inventory management challenges rise to the forefront. A recent study revealed that out-of-stocks, overstocks and returns cost retail businesses a massive $1.75 trillion a year. To protect your bottom line, you need to know what’s in […]

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Why Consumer Confidence Depends on Track and Trace

Posted by on November 17, 2015 8:57 pm

The demand for product traceability applies to a number of industries, but is especially strong for food suppliers and producers given continuing outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. And it’s not just consumer demand. Regulatory oversight of food is now a priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as a result, the food industry has […]

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Go Digital or Go Home: Why Your Company Needs a Digital Supply Chain

Posted by on September 17, 2015 4:05 pm

To meet these demands, supply chain visibility, execution and optimization must extend from producers/suppliers to end consumers, a critical expansion that marks a departure from the traditional focus solely on manufacturing and distribution.

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Beyond INFOCUS 2015: Continue the Conversation with DSI

Posted by on August 26, 2015 4:14 pm

The prominent themes this year centered on the need for businesses to find ways to get more actionable insights from their data and be able to move quickly in a mobile-first digital world. It was clear that the need to keep core business data secure and dependable while making it easily accessible whenever and wherever […]

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How DSI’s New Digital Solutions Equip Businesses for Competitive Success

Posted by on August 19, 2015 4:15 pm

From manufacturing and distribution to field sales and field service, our customers have seen an ever-increasing need for supply chain visibility, execution and optimization that extends from producers/suppliers to end consumers. And this demand for data accessibility and interaction is accelerating. To stay competitive, businesses must take advantage of their critical supply chain data by getting […]

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Solving Supply Chain Challenges at the Gartner Supply Chain Conference

Posted by on May 11, 2015 4:36 pm

That’s one of the primary reasons we look forward to attending and participating in the conference. There’s no doubt that companies face a variety of supply chain challenges that, depending on the industry, continue to multiply as supply chains become larger and more complex. Today’s supply chain solutions should help overcome that complexity and deliver […]

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Mobile Execution: An Imperative in Cold Chain Integrity

Posted by on May 1, 2015 2:58 pm

Inside a refrigerated warehouse, a life sciences product awaits distribution to a customer. Once it becomes part of an order, the product is moved from its climate-controlled environment to a cold shipping package, then driven (or, more likely, air-lifted) to its final destination. The pervasive challenges throughout that entire process? Keeping the product in a […]

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How Aegion Corporation Keeps Pace with the Speed of Business

Posted by on April 29, 2015 3:01 pm

Identifying the Problems The search for a solution always begins with a problem—or problems. As a global leader in infrastructure protection and maintenance services, Aegion Corporation manages 175 facilities in 33 countries, which add up to more than 1,000 job sites per year. With limited visibility into those locations, many of which span hundreds of […]

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Meet the Challenges of the Digital Economy at COLLABORATE 15

Posted by on April 10, 2015 3:07 pm

The DSI solutions team will be on site at COLLABORATE 15 leading conversations and exploring how our mobile platform can be an advantage for businesses while seamlessly integrating with existing Oracle software investments. Be sure to stop by booth 825 for live demos and a chance to chat with our team members. If you’re the […]

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Omnichannel Must Be a Team Effort Among Marketing, CX, Operations — and Demands a New Model for the Supply Chain

Posted by on April 2, 2015 3:46 pm

The study defines omnichannel as the ability to provide a seamless shopping experience across multiple platforms, including online and in-store, a capability that’s undoubtedly become a part of today’s retail experience. Whether it’s locating an item online and buying it in-store, modifying or completing an order from any location or making a cross-channel return, customers […]

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Mobile Supply Chain Improves Stock and Dispatch Accuracy to 99.9%

Posted by on March 6, 2015 2:49 pm

The Problem For more than a century, Dewhirst has played a key role in the evolution of clothing retail and supplied diverse brands and retailers with quality garments. Although the company had no problem keeping pace with the evolution of retail and fashion trends, manual warehousing and distribution processes inhibited the company’s ability to keep […]

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Why TETRA Technologies Calls the Mobile Supply Chain ‘Key’ to Industry Survival

Posted by on February 3, 2015 3:00 pm

Throughout OVCS, supply chain conversations were a dominant theme as attendees and presenters explored challenges, best practices and next steps. Several Oracle users shared their own stories, including Elijio, who shared details about TETRA’s mobile supply chain journey to help give attendees insightful context around which they can begin to think about their own mobility […]

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Successful Mobile App Development: Building the Right App for Your Team

Posted by on January 23, 2015 3:02 pm

Properly establishing the user experience of the mobile app can help to ensure users’ needs are met while getting the best use—and intended benefit—out of the investment. A successful enterprise mobile app is one with a robust user experience that’s built around these considerations. Below, we’ll uncover some real examples of what it looks like […]

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Your 2015 Goal: Mobilize Your Business, Not Just Your Devices

Posted by on January 19, 2015 3:07 pm

Mobile has become ubiquitous—and it’s no wonder, given that worldwide smartphone users were expected to total 1.75 billion in 2014 (a number that, by the way, will only continue to rise). When looking beyond mobile device usage, however, mobility-driven business imperatives like a comprehensive strategy aren’t catching on quite as fast. One of the stumbling […]

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New Mobility Success Stories Highlight Life Sciences, Engineering and Construction Implementations

Posted by on December 23, 2014 3:21 pm

Here’s a look at a couple of our more recent success story additions. Both of these mobility implementations also highlight a member of our global partner network, a powerful collaboration that extends our expertise in a variety of industries and countries. You’ve heard the old saying, “there’s strength in numbers.” Our partner network is an […]

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INFOCUS 2014: 5 Tech Takeaways That Should Drive Your Strategy

Posted by on December 10, 2014 3:25 pm

Although the show is geared toward Oracle JD Edwards users, several topics were discussed that are applicable to any enterprise. To help you focus (no pun intended) your tech priorities for 2015 and beyond, here are 5 key takeaways that need to be on your radar.

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Supply Chain Challenges, Increased Investment Among Top Executive Priorities

Posted by on November 24, 2014 3:30 pm

KPMG’s recent Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey 2014 delves into a number of business topics, including supply chain management and operations. One of the more interesting findings? KPMG data found that a clear majority of respondents indicated that the supply chain is the top area in which they’ll increase investments over the next […]

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Is Your Retail Business Ready to Thrive in an Omni-Channel Environment?

Posted by on November 19, 2014 3:34 pm

The customer benefit is clear: the convenience of shopping from home and the instant gratification of picking up just what you wanted from a nearby store, rather than hunting around—wasting time and energy—for the right product in the right size, color, etc. And the business benefit? Happy customers are good for business—and in the digital […]

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Why a Mobile Supply Chain Matters to Oil, Gas and Mining Companies

Posted by on November 12, 2014 3:35 pm

What Is a Mobile Supply Chain? The technology-driven digital economy is changing everything about the way we work. As a result, companies are under increasing pressure to not just optimize their processes and supply chains, but transform them to better meet regulatory requirements, gain (and maintain) a competitive advantage and adapt to continually changing business […]

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What Is the Mobile Supply Chain?

Posted by on November 10, 2014 3:37 pm

To accommodate new customer expectations and supplier strategies, the supply chain must transform from a fixed, linear process with the customer at the end to a dynamic, omni-channel process centered on the customer. A mobile supply chain provides the visibility and agility across your existing enterprise systems to make this happen. It’s the strategy and […]

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Aegion Corporation’s Mobile Supply Chain Journey

Posted by on October 20, 2014 4:43 pm

Aegion’s story made for a compelling conversation during this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, especially since mobility (and how to implement it) is a continually hot topic among IT leaders and CIOs. Thys Lourens, Aegion’s CIO, joined our SVP of Global Sales, Mark Goode, to take a deeper dive into Aegion’s mobile supply chain journey, including the […]

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The 7 Critical Topics Discussed at #GartnerSym

Posted by on October 10, 2014 4:45 pm

To help streamline that wealth of thought-provoking perspectives, we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 things discussed at the event. Let’s dive in!

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Demands on the Supply Chain in the Digital Economy

Posted by on September 18, 2014 4:50 pm

DSI: Our mission is to make our customers successful as it relates to all things inventory in the digital economy.
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Why Old Dutch Foods Mobilized Its Supply Chain

Posted by on September 12, 2014 5:02 pm

When you talk about mobile in the workplace, you might first think of using a mobile device for common tasks like checking email or tapping into (no pun intended) an employee-facing app for needs like time tracking and expense reporting. At Old Dutch Foods, however, company executives channeled the power of mobile to optimize manufacturing, […]

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Your New Business Advantage: A Mobile Supply Chain

Posted by on August 4, 2014 4:58 pm

In today’s digital economy, mobile isn’t simply an add-on to your existing business processes—it’s becoming a critical part of how you work. Aegion Corporation, the parent company for global leaders in infrastructure protection like Bayou, Fibrwrap and United Pipeline Systems, realized the company needed one mobile platform to automate field sales, field service and PO […]

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9 Reasons to Mobilize ERP with DSI

Posted by on August 1, 2014 4:56 pm

We recently welcomed Smartbridge, LLC to DSI’s partner network, after which Smartbridge employees participated in an initial DSI training session. Here’s a recap of the experience as written by a Smartbridge attendee:

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#GARTNERSCC Recap: The Key to Supply Chain Success Is Mobile

Posted by on May 23, 2014 2:32 pm

When Gartner bills their Supply Chain Executive Conference 2014 as “the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders,” it’s a lofty declaration—and in this case, it’s absolutely true. Several DSI executives and employees attended the conference, and now that they’re back in the office, we’re busy rehashing the conversations, tools and takeaways that were […]

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the New Digital Economy?

Posted by on May 15, 2014 2:40 pm

The supply chain has long been a critical part of business operations. As technology continues to disrupt the way we live and work, it’s increasingly important to create a mobile, agile supply chain that’s more efficient, cost-effective and productive for all involved. And what better place to talk about sustainable, successful supply chain strategy than […]

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