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 Underground division needed to eliminate manual inspection processes.
Version lock—a situation in which companies can’t change components of their IT portfolio because of integrations and interdependencies—isn’t just an IT problem. Version lock has a huge impact on the business because it can prevent departments and companies from pursuing strategic changes in business processes. Some examples include:
Transit Agency Streamlines Operations With Digital Supply Chain Platform
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides a public mass transportation system that includes a fleet of over a thousand vehicles from buses to locomotives covering a 1,600 square mile service area. On top of managing a diverse fleet, UTA must meet distinct requirements from vehicle maintenance and facilities upkeep to tracking parts and time.
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 misunderstand how they may impact their companies. Some of the technologies and terms include:
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 Oracle Cloud Marketplace.
Topics: apps for oracle erp cloud, automated data collection, data collection app, dsi data collection, oracle cloud marketplace, oracle erp cloud apps, oracle erp cloud data collection, Supply Chain Management
DSI’s mobile-first application development platform has long led the way in giving companies the complete technological framework they need to quickly and easily develop, deploy and manage mobile apps that are tailored to their business processes.
Topics: app analytics, app lifecycle management, dsi mobile application development platform, dsi platform, dsi platform upgrade, dsi platform version 8.5, mobile app development, Platform & Technology, supply chain mobile apps, insights
This year’s Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference (GartnerSCC) addressed digital disruption in many forms. The imperative was this: create a customer-centric supply chain that emphasizes a digital experience.
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.
Topics: b2b technology, b2b technology solutions, digital supply chain, digital supply chain solutions, dsi digital supply chain platform, Events, netsuite, suiteworld16, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions, supply chain technology
How many disparate software systems does your company operate? Increasingly in the digital economy, companies amass various enterprise software, machines and devices through growth and acquisitions. The challenge is how to integrate them to streamline operations. Web services integrations are a vital tool for sorting through the mess and facilitating interoperability between software and devices. The latest update to the DSI platform, version 8.2 SP4, includes enhancements to DSI’s web services integration capabilities that make connecting to any data source faster and easier.
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. You need to be able to answer basic questions: where’s your inventory? What’s happening right now in your supply chain? Do your customers have what they need? Technology is the key to streamlining the supply chain, but as discussed at the KC SmartPort annual industry briefing, it’s not a matter of simply using technology, but truly understanding what it is and what it can do.
Topics: 3d printing, andrew ehlers, dan pinkham, Events, internet of things, jeff risley, kc smartport, kc smartport supply chain briefing, mark heinrich, mitch free, Supply Chain Management, supply chain technology, supply chain transformation