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Extending Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain
Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from

handheld inspection  in place: Using a handheld wireless device that can access the web, a sample is taken, barcode scanned directly into Sapphire. Associated batch and lot information is immediately captured. Depending on the test, a technician will initiate the test and record the appropriate sample data in the handheld device, or the data is automatically uploaded from the nearby instrument. The results of the test performed on the floor are recorded on the spot. Using LabVantage's built in work flow functions, if further

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Top 10 Supply Chain Technology Trends


You can’t pick up a business or IT magazine today without seeing numerous articles about the growth of mobile and wireless technologies. Why are these technologies so trendy? The answer is simple: developments in mobile computing, wireless communication, bar codes, and other data collection and communications technologies help businesses extend visibility and control over the operations that really matter to them.

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Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The TAKE Solutions parent company is a global technology solutions and service provider, with significant focus across two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM, with an almost even breakdown of revenues between these divisions (the company is

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Talking to (and Learning from) a Retail Store Execution Software Leader - Part 1


My recent post (Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores talked about how much attention (and IT investment) retailers pay to their merchandize planning and supply chain optimization processes as compared to their store-level task execution, even though this is where “the rubber meets the road.” I concluded my post with the fact that there are dozens of

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Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global technology solutions and service provider, which focuses on two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM (the company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange). My first post described TAKE Supply Chain’s

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Making the Cloud Work for You


As the marketplace moves towards a less opaque and more defined cloud computing model, UK-based businesses will increasingly expect reliable, secure and cost-effective on-demand services that free employees to be more productive and more profitable, wherever they are located. These organizations have heard about the benefits but remain unsure about the “types of cloud” available to them, and about the precise timing and extent to which they should embrace opportunities presented by the cloud. Beyond convergence, the situation has become even more complicated with trends such as consumerization and the proliferation of handheld devices, plus the security threats (and remarkable new business opportunities) posed by an increasingly mobile world. Learn more.

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Delta Uses Microsoft’s In-flight Mobility and Retail Solutions


Next time I order food and booze while flying, I'll have a much better appreciation of how many technology providers have to join forces and combine solutions to give travellers that pleasure. Delta Air Lines has announced that more than 19,000 flight attendants worldwide have started using Nokia Lumia 820 handheld devices powered by Windows Phone 8 to interact with customers. These in-flight, Wi

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iMaint


DPSI's iMaint is a comprehensive enterprise asset management (EAM) system. Customers use iMaint to manage manufacturing and processing plants, facilities, vehicle fleets, utilities, health care facilities, public works infrastructure, campuses, and much more. Users report that iMaint enables them to reduce production costs, cut production downtime, optimize inventory levels, improve product quality and speed-to-market, comply with regulatory requirements, make better management decisions, improve safety, extend the operational life of assets, and boost employee productivity.DPSI's iMaint manages work orders, work requests, preventive maintenance, scheduling, work procedures, cost tracking, labor resources, customers, projects, inventory, purchasing, single-site or enterprise-level reporting, and more. The solution's interface can be tailored to meet the needs of sites, departments, groups, and individual users. It offers scalability ranging from individual users to multiple networked locations, and versions are available for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Microsoft MSDE databases. Customers may choose a traditional up-front license, a monthly subscription license, or a monthly online service fee. The product is available in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian, with a customizable interface that allows use of other language translations.Add-on modules include: • iMaint Web—offers Web-browser access to your system• iMaint Integrator—provides integration with other systems using common industry standards• iMaint Online—a Web-based version, hosted and maintained by DPSI (software as a service)• iMaint Fleet—adds special features for managing vehicle fleets• iMaint Mobile—for handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs), offering real-time access at the job location and support for barcoding• Web Work and Purchase Requesters—allows requests to be received from any computer with Internet access• FDA Module—helps manage compliance with FDA 21 CFR 11 regulationsDPSI also offers PMC, computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) software for individual computers and small networks.

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Epicor's Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP


I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some of the highlights of Epicor’s vision and strategy for cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP). Epicor has since 2010 offered a scaled-back Epicor Express Edition of the Epicor 9 (Epicor ERP) solution. The express edition is

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PeopleSoft Delivers Oxymoron In 'Supply Chain in a Box'


Users would do well to take PeopleSoft’s claims with a vein of salt and maintain realistic expectations regarding the challenges they will face in integrating their supply chains.

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Internet Security and Acceleration Server


Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server is a multilayer enterprise firewall and Web cache that helps provide secure and fast Internet connectivity. Microsoft intends its ISA Server to be optimized for application-layer defense, networking on a virtual private network (VPN), stateful packet inspection, and secure publishing. ISA Server functions as a Web proxy and cache for customers that need to improve performance or save network bandwidth resources.  

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