Warehouse Control Systems: Orchestrating Warehouse Efficiency

You’re probably already familiar with the role of a warehouse management system (WMS). But a warehouse control system (WCS)? In your warehouse, a WCS can play the role of a conductor by ensuring the individual pieces of material-handling equipment—such as conveyors and sorters—perform with harmony, precision, and efficiency. Find out how implementing a WCS execution system can complement your WMS’s planning abilities.

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How Shared Services Can Increase Your Organization’s Efficiency and Productivity

By consolidating common functions so that fewer people and systems are supporting a broader group of business units, shared services can help your company leverage economies of scale in these areas. However, before you can successfully execute such a change, the people and systems of your organization need to be ready. This white paper discusses the steps that need to be considered when moving to a shared-services model.  Read More

Financials in the Cloud: Boosting Efficiency and Control in the Mexican Market

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Despite the benefits of migrating to the cloud, many organizations are still new to this paradigm for the provision of computing services. For countries in the developing world, especially in Latin America and Mexico, the cloud can enable the acquisition of best-of-breed computing services at a more attainable cost. This report explores some of the features and functions of the Oracle Financials Cloud solution from a general business perspective and looks at the value that cloud solutions can add... Read More

The Operational Data Lake: Your On Ramp to Big Data

Companies recognize the need to integrate big data into their real-time analytics and operations, but this poses a lot of technical and resource challenges. Meanwhile, those organizations that have operational data stores (ODSs) in place find that, while useful, they are expensive to scale. The ODS gives real-time visibility into operational data. While more cost-effective than a data warehouse, it uses outdated scaling technology, and performance upgrades require very specialized hardware. Plus,... Read More

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Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key decision makers in operations, IT, and finance—as well as the executive team and the board of directors—to see value in the proposed WMS. But how can you improve your chances of getting management approval? Discover five strategies for information-gathering and approval. Read More

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Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses

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