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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

DSI Data Collection App Now Available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Jun 13, 2016 5:16:25 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 Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

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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

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

KC SmartPort: Understanding Why Technology Is Transforming Supply Chains

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Apr 8, 2016 3:51:03 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. 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.

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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

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

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

Supply Chain Management: 3 Key Traits To Evolve Your Operations

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Feb 4, 2016 2:53:17 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 era that’s brimming with opportunities for innovation and creative problem-solving.

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Topics: dsi supply chain solutions, modern supply chain experience, Supply Chain Management, supply chain technology, supply chain transformation

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

Posted by Katy Schamberger on Dec 22, 2015 2:34:21 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 product is affected; you also want to reassure customers that you’re taking the necessary steps to protect their safety and earn the investment they’ve made into your goods.

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Topics: chipotle, chipotle e coli, chipotle supply chain, consumer confidence, product recalls, product safety, Supply Chain Management, supply chain traceability, supply chain track and trace, supply chain visibility, traceability

Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Do Digital Business?

Posted by Katy Schamberger on May 26, 2015 4:31:20 PM

What Is Digital Business?

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Topics: big data, bimodal, business innovation, creative supply chain solutions, digital business, digital supply chain, gartner supply chain, gartner supply chain executive conference, IT collaboration, Supply Chain Management, what is digital business

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