Social Media: You’re Overthinking It

How Sales pros can simplify their social strategy. Social Media isn’t this mystical creature that few people have ever seen. Anyone can post on social media. Every entrepreneur should post on social media today. 97 percent of Internet users conduct online research on local products and services before committing to a purchase. You can dramatically shape your position in the…
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Increase Accountability with Business Dashboards

Business dashboards are designed to increase productivity. As Peter Drucker says, “What’s measured improves." By bringing visibility to issues as they arise, dashboards maintain a team that keeps each other accountable.What is a Dashboard? It is an overview of important business metrics in an easy to read format, a majority of us have used one before. Related: Supply Chain Experts…
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Supply Chain Experts Are Now Designing Software

You won’t see warehouse managers programming or traffic controllers making user interface mockups. But in today’s world of software, thanks so the “agile” philosophy, the silos are being broken down. With agile development there is less need for lengthy requirements documents, because the barrier between business users and development is reduced. We are looking into ways we can create a…
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How Much Smarter is Your Business Getting?

Listen, we are far beyond the days when we could get by doing the status quo. We live in a world that is exponentially growing. In a world where AI will soon be a thing (like an actual everyday thing). My question to you is, what are you doing to develop the knowledge base of your business? Related: 5 ways…
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The Three Truths about UX every BA should know

If the Business Analyst (BA) is an architect, then think of the User Experience (UX) designer as an interior decorator. Personas and user stories are the foundation for both fields. User stories, done well, could solve several of the conflicts that surface once needs come across with delivery. They elevate all kinds of details (requirements) that use cases alone brush…
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The Critical Cloud Security Questions That Need Asking

It’s a human tendency to reject that which we don’t understand and stick to what has been working. This is especially true when it comes to security of our data. Using cloud storage services can be risky. The goal here is to boost your confidence when it comes to using cloud services for your personal or business use.Hackers, fires, burglars,…
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An Investigation Into IPS: How to Make It Happen! (Part 2)

This is part two of our Indoor Positioning System (IPS) case study, you can read part one here. “Wow! This is great,” you say, “What’s next?” Most business owners may know the hard work it takes to install new technology into their business. Those who don’t may just want to avoid this process altogether. Truth be told those stakeholders may…
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Did you Know Trucks are Already Driving Themselves?

For years, employers have had trouble finding truck drivers but are they going to even need them in the years to come? On April 6, 2016, a convoy of trucks was set off from three different bases. What was so special about theses trucks? They had no human drivers and drove completely on the concept of autonomous driving. For logistics…
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An Investigation into Indoor Positioning Systems (Part One): How IPS Can Save Lives

Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) are gaining traction in many different industries, including supply chains. From airports to emergency response the benefits are becoming more clear. The most important part of this conversation is why it matters to you. For anyone to adapt the technology, it has to have a noticeable impact. In this post we'll cover the safety aspects, navigation…
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Is Wearable Tech the Future of Your Supply Chain?

When Google Glass was first released, in 2013, the reviews were less than desirable. Consumers generally rejected the idea. In NYC, some restaurants even banned the device because of secret video recording potential. Since then, wearable technology has seen much technological advancement. Although wearable technology hasn’t quite taken off yet, it’s starting to get its footing. Fitness trackers are currently…
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Five Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

Choosing the right Warehouse Management System (WMS) will depend on your business needs, but every WMS has something in common: they are designed to help improve your operations. From streamlining your processes to more available information, here are 5 benefits to choosing a WMS. Inventory Management Accurate inventory can be a key factor in running your business. When stock is…
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4 Things We Learned From Black Friday/ Cyber Monday

It’s that time of the year when the seasons change over and we pour into the malls to take advantage of retail sales. The question is: Are we still going to the mall? With the projected $65 billion in global e-commerce sales this holiday season[1], how are these retailers (and their subsequent supply chains) adapting to the e-commerce wave? Here…
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3 Challenges (and Solutions) for Web-based programs in the Logistics Industry

As more and more of everyday life is offloaded from local processing onto web-linked apps and programs, computing technology has faced some specific challenges. Sure it is simple enough for a program to handle a login, check an entered a username and password against a database of registered users, but add online functionality and suddenly now web services need to…
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The Internet of Things is Here and it’s Taking your Supply Chain Along for the Ride

Everything is connected, or it will be soon. The Internet of Things (IoT) is making sure of that. Emerging technologies mean that sensors connected to the internet can be detect almost anything. The IoT is no longer an idea of the future, but a current phenomenon. And it’s one that will drastically affect people’s lives and their work. Imagine your…
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