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Field Service Challenges for 2018

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Dec 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Field service leaders are wearing a lot of hats these days. Managing an effective field service business requires more than just technical skills; it requires a wide range of business knowledge. Increasingly, field service organizations (FSOs) are being held accountable for both. Let’s take a look at what challenges field service companies are facing in 2018. 

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Topics: field service, Service Work Order, FIELD INVENTORY, inspections maintenance

What Field Service Should Be Prepared for In the Coming Months

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Aug 29, 2017 9:17:00 AM

2017 is certainly an interesting time to be alive. With so many ideas and discussions being rapidly dispersed, the world as we know it today could be completely different just a few years from now. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a distant possibility–it’s here. There are even mobile self-run grocery stores that can travel from town to town with no humans on board.

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Topics: field service, artificial intelligence, supply chain app store, inspections maintenance, FIELD INVENTORY, Service Work Order

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

Utah Transit Authority Boosts Productivity With Mobile Maintenance App

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Jul 21, 2016 11:41:20 AM

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.

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Topics: digital supply chain platform, field service, Success Stories, success story

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

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Mar 29, 2016 3:16:32 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 force with presentations, live demonstrations and networking events. Instead of reviewing our COLLABORATE line-up, let’s take a closer look at some of the most pervasive business problems facing your company and how we’ll help you solve them.

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Topics: automated data collection, #c16lv, DSI Cloud Platform, COLLABORATE 16, dsi platform, dsi supply chain solutions, Events, field service, internet of things, route sales, Solutions, Supply Chain Management, supply chain solutions, supply chain technology

Eastern Propane Delivers Faster, Better Field Service [Video Case Study]

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Mar 23, 2016 2:34:16 PM

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Topics: case study, eastern propane, field service, oil & gas, Solutions, Success Stories, success story

Exploring What a Mobile Platform Can Do Inside the Four Walls

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Apr 9, 2015 3:11:13 PM

After all, it’s likely your business happens in a number of locations outside the four walls. Yet it’s within your warehouses and manufacturing/distribution facilities that optimal supply chain performance is especially critical—and that’s where the power and agility of our mobile platform comes in.

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Topics: dsi webinar, field service, mobile platform, mobile platform use cases, mobile supply chain, mobility webinar, paperless warehouse, quality checks, Uncategorized, warehouse efficiency, warehouse optimization

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