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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: 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

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

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Aug 11, 2016 7:42:49 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 Underground division needed to eliminate manual inspection processes.

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Topics: digital supply chain, Platform & Technology

Top and Bottom Line Improvement: It's Our Job

Posted by Andy Brisley on Jul 13, 2016 5:21:36 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 misunderstand how they may impact their companies. Some of the technologies and terms include:

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Topics: analog to digital, bimodal, digital supply chain, IoT

SuiteWorld16 Recap: 5 Capabilities Your Technology Solutions Must Deliver

Posted by Katy Schamberger on May 24, 2016 4:44:57 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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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

Pharma Supply Chain Management: The Key to Solving Pain Points

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Feb 17, 2016 2:28:24 PM

With a maze of regulations across global jurisdictions and even more complex, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare product requirements, the life sciences supply chain is under pressure to adapt. And from the EU’s Good Distribution Practice guidelines to Brazil’s stringent serialization laws, regulatory compliance is only increasing. In the U.S., serialization, the next phase of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), goes into effect next year for pharmaceutical manufacturers. By 2023, the Act will ensure that manufacturers, repackagers, distributors and dispensers can only transact with serialized product, ensuring unit level traceability across the pharma supply chain. How are supply chain leaders in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries coping?

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Topics: digital supply chain, healthcare, life sciences supply chain, mobile-first supply chain, pharma supply chain, pharma supply chain management, pharmaceuticals, serialization, Solutions, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions, DSI cloud inventory™

Common Supply Chain Threats—And How to Minimize Them

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Feb 10, 2016 11:19:07 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 Insurance Ltd.’s global survey report on the potential business impact of “loss of the main supplier” for small and medium enterprises demonstrates that a majority of organizations (55%) claim they would not be affected at all were they to lose their main supplier.

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Topics: digital supply chain, DSI cloud inventory™, inventory management, supply chain, Supply Chain Management

3 Reasons to Take Your Inventory Management to the Cloud

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Dec 17, 2015 2:06:05 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 stock, what’s on order, and where and when it’s shipping—in short, you need real-time visibility into your inventory. Fortunately, cloud-based inventory management can play a crucial role in preventing feast or famine and addressing industry-specific inventory challenges so that you can escape the #blackfriday #fail Twitter hashtag combination next year.

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Topics: DSI Cloud Platform, cloud computing, cloud deployment, digital supply chain, inventory management, mobile platform, DSI cloud inventory™

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