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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: supply chain app store, digital supply chain, mobile-first supply chain, dscp, data collection, scanworkX, 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, mobile supply chain, productivity, supply chain, supply chain optimization, supply chain visibility, warehouse of the future, dscp, dscp page, data collection, scanworkX, 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

Nonin Medical Improves Productivity With Microsoft Dynamics AX and DSI

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Nov 10, 2016 5:17:09 PM

Nonin Medical, inventor of finger pulse oximetry, develops and distributes noninvasive medical monitoring solutions. As a global leader in noninvasive medical devices, Nonin Medical must comply with strict regulatory requirements in manufacturing. To meet those requirements and growing customer demand, Nonin implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX’s advanced warehouse module, WHS.

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Topics: automated data collection, case study, microsoft dynamics AX, Success Stories

Back to Supply Chain Basics: Transforming Inventory

Posted by Andy Brisley on Nov 2, 2016 12:30:30 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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Topics: digital supply chain, inventory management, manufacturing, transforming inventory

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

Posted by Andy Brisley on Oct 20, 2016 11:02:11 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, "You throw the ball, you hit the ball and you catch the ball."

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Topics: digital supply chain, digital supply chain platform, dscp, dsi digital supply chain platform, inventory management

AXUG Summit 2016: Preparing for the Digital Future

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Oct 19, 2016 2:51:24 PM

The 2016 AXUG Summit, the biggest gathering of the year for Microsoft Dynamics AX users and partners wrapped last week in Tampa, Fla. More than 2,000 Dynamics AX users joined together for user-produced education sessions and networking opportunities. The high-energy event may be over, but we’re still excited about some of the conversations and announcements the event generated.

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Topics: axug summit, dsi, Events, microsoft dynamics AX, scanworkX

Rally House Deploys Personalized Warehouse Management in the Cloud

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Oct 4, 2016 2:43:44 PM

Rally House, a national sports apparel and gift store, specializes in immersing customers in hometown pride. The rapidly growing company creates a local experience by stocking products for the college and professional teams in that area. To serve more customers nationwide, Rally House needed to streamline operations to meet customer demand, including e-commerce and cross channel.

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Topics: Success Stories

But, We Only Scan Barcodes

Posted by Matt Scheer on Sep 28, 2016 5:09:50 PM

“We don’t need a mobile strategy. We only scan barcodes.”

I’ve heard this sentiment expressed on more than one site visit. But in the digital economy, it’s getting more and more difficult to believe. Everywhere you turn, you see technology deployed to enhance business practices. Mobile technology has become as much of a business tool as the ballpoint pen. In many cases, mobile is replacing that reliable tool!

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Topics: automated data collection, mobile platform, mobile strategy

DSI Team Harnesses Mixed Reality to Win Techweek Kansas City Hackathon

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Sep 22, 2016 3:42:52 PM

The second annual Techweek Kansas City wrapped this weekend with a 24-hour hackathon. The weeklong event around innovation and entrepreneurship in tech culminated in the contest held in the Think Big offices. Over the course of one (very) long Saturday, seven teams put their heads together to solve a modern medical problem using Cerner’s FHIR API. Like last year, DSI developers—used to solving pressing challenges with innovative technology—made a big showing.

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Topics: augmented reality, Events, hackathon, techweek, techweek kansas city

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