Features

  1. Oberto Brands Selects Aerohive For Enterprise Wi-Fi
    2/9/2015

    Oberto was founded in Seattle in 1918 by Italian immigrants and is the second largest producer of beef jerky in the nation. The company makes and markets more than 400 varieties of dried meat products, with annual revenue of $220M. It offers meat jerky in beef, pork, and turkey versions, as well as snack sausages. All these goodies are sold under the brand names Lowrey’s Meat Snacks, Pacific Gold Beef Jerky, and Oh Boy Oberto! Oberto also sells all-natural jerky using no preservatives or artificial flavors.

  2. Voice Technology Applications In The Warehouse Environment
    9/16/2014

    Voice technology has taken hold in a variety of work environments, but applications are particularly beneficial for warehouses. Businesses with warehouses use voice technology when picking stock, inventorying and replenishing stock, and improving customer service.

  3. The Multi-Million Dollar Problem With Mobile Devices, And How To Fix It
    9/10/2014

    The introduction of new technologies is essential for efficiency in business today, but these technologies often impact he bottom line in ways that aren’t expected. Most large stores recently have an average of 60 wireless devices per store, ranging from barcode scanners and portable printers to handheld computers and mobile POS systems, all of which are critical for daily operations.

  4. How CIOs Can Drive Growth In The Food & Beverage Industry: Three Supply Chain Innovation Opportunities
    7/18/2014

    The role of chief information officers (CIOs) at consumer packaged goods companies historically has been to deliver efficient and unfailing systems at the least cost. Information technology has been viewed as a cost of business instead of a driver of strategy and a means for profitability and advancement. However, for Food & Beverage companies that need to support business growth and competitive differentiation, this approach is clearly antiquated.

  5. The Importance Of An Effective Sales Force In The U.S. Shipping Marketplace
    7/16/2014

    Today’s U.S. domestic package express market is characterized by tepid growth, a downshifting by shippers from premium overnight services to lower-yielding deferred services – from air to ground. Additionally, the service standards and offerings of the major carriers have become homogenized to the point that they are more alike than ever before. Archrivals UPS® and FedEx® now publish rates for many services that are virtually identical, as are their service offerings. Most of the competition today between these two giants focuses on large accounts and increasingly complex contract negotiations over the discounts and incentives these accounts are offered.

  6. Acuity Or Ratio: How Do We Properly Staff Our Organizations With Nurses?
    6/9/2014

    By Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS

    As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based reimbursement and the associated reduction in reimbursement rates, hospitals look to cut costs throughout their organizations. With labor accounting for more than 60 percent of all hospital costs –nurses, who make up the bulk of those costs – find themselves shouldering the burden of labor-related cost reductions. These cost cutting activities manifest themselves through a reduction in staffing, leading to a decrease in nurse-patient ratios and the employment of less experienced professionals at lower salary levels.

  7. Plugging India Into The Global Cold Chain With Effective Monitoring, Compliance And Registration
    5/22/2014

    India is a hot topic in the food industry currently, as a result of the EU imposing a ban on the import of mangoes from the country due to quality issues.

  8. Why Monitoring Cold Chain Data Is Not Enough
    5/15/2014

    In the cold chain logistics industry there’s a huge change happening. Lots of data is being gathered by wirelessly connected data loggers, sensors and monitoring equipment. By Nitin Dahad, Dyzle

  9. SATO CL4NX Series: Rugged Thermal Printer
    5/6/2014

    Label printers should be easy to deploy, operate, and maintain. If a printer jams frequently, produces poor quality labels, or if it is difficult for operators to quickly change out labels, ribbons, print heads or platen rollers, the resultant downtime can be costly in terms of both productivity and real dollars.

  10. Despite An Airport Strike, Marken Preserves The Data Chain
    5/4/2014

    Marken collected a shipment from southern Sweden that was bound for next-day delivery in northern Belgium. However, all airline flights into Belgium were cancelled as a result of a strike action by airport workers.