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Back to Supply Chain Basics: Selling and Servicing Inventory

Posted by on November 16, 2016 4:18 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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DSI Data Collection App Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Posted by on June 13, 2016 5:16 pm

Automating data collection is the critical first step in moving toward a digital supply chain that delivers the visibility, agility and scalability your company needs and your customers demand. Now, Oracle ERP Cloud users can take advantage of DSI’s longtime integrations and data collection expertise with the DSI Data Collection App, newly available in the […]

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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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KC SmartPort: Understanding Why Technology Is Transforming Supply Chains

Posted by on April 8, 2016 3:51 pm

A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry. Today’s supply chains have become more complex than ever, growing in size and scope to encompass more trading partners, more facilities and more customers, often spanning the globe. Yet to efficiently collaborate with those trading partners, run those facilities and serve those customers, simplicity is key. […]

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5 Business Problems We’ll Help You Solve at COLLABORATE 16

Posted by on March 29, 2016 3:16 pm

The countdown is on to COLLABORATE 16 in beautiful Las Vegas! There’s no shortage of fun to be had throughout one of the biggest Oracle events of the year, but there’s plenty of education and insight, too. We’re thrilled to be returning to COLLABORATE as a Platinum Elite sponsor. #TeamDSI will be out in full […]

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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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Supply Chain Management: 3 Key Traits To Evolve Your Operations

Posted by on February 4, 2016 2:53 pm

Today’s supply chain leaders, managers and stakeholders are inundated with any number of supply chain management challenges like escalating business complexity, rising cost pressures, pervasive skills shortages and increasing customer demands. It’s enough to make you run screaming in the opposite direction. At the same time, we’re in the midst of an exciting, digitally focused […]

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Chipotle’s Woes Highlight Need for Track and Trace Across Supply Chains

Posted by on December 22, 2015 2:34 pm

Supply chain visibility and traceability are key to improving operational efficiency and enabling communication among trading partners. Yet in the event of a crisis, visibility and traceability become imperative in order to quickly identify—and solve—the problem. Not only do you want to fix the problem as soon as possible so that the minimum amount of […]

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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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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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