Monster masks, superhero costumes, and giant candy bags across the aisle from turkeys, Santa hats and candy canes. Right now, this is a common scene in many stores, which often elicits the comment from shoppers, “It starts earlier every year.” But as someone who works in supply chain management, I just smile to myself when I hear these statements, because they have no idea how early it really starts. For anyone working in retail, as you know, planning for the holidays started several months ago - from analyzing customer purchasing behavior to making projections for the hottest products, increasing production on popular items, and incorporating redundancies into transportation networks to ensure on time delivery.Read More
I’ve spent much of my career working with small business owners. During that time I have learned a great deal from them about cash management, entrepreneurialism, making difficult choices, and leadership. I’ve also learned that small business owners can stretch an investment in infrastructure in ways that still amaze me.Read More
Healthcare is a complex industry with many moving parts, from the doctors and nurses who provide care, to the orderlies stocking shelves, to the pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers creating products.
Add to that, healthcare reform which is driving massive amounts of change, including the rise of healthcare consumerism, in which patients are becoming more accountable for their cost of care and expect more from the care experience.
The result: a system that’s ripe for supply chain transformation.Read More
We are very happy to announce that DiCentral has been recognized in The Channel Company's prominent CRN 2015 Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives. This marks the second consecutive year that DiCentral has received this honor from CRN.Read More