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March 2017

Supply Chain

The Future of Supply Chain Visibility

As supply chain visibility continues to mature quickly, it becomes more indispensable to businesses. The rise of the consumer-centric supply chain with its emphasis on giving people endless choices has placed a lot of pressure on supply chains to switch from a focus on scalability to one that is responsive and agile. In addition, supply chains that were once linear and focused on shipping full truckloads have given way to more frequent, smaller shipments, which means inventory visibility has [...]

Logistics

How Predictive Analytics Helps Logistics Management Make Sound Decisions

Data has always played an important role in logistics, but the rise of big data has driven a strong and rather sudden need for a way to effectively filter, aggregate and validate it in order to glean meaningful insights. In particular, data analytics is now being used in logistics to drive informed decision making in real time and help predict potential situations and incidents by extrapolating existing data as well as current trends. Data-enabled Decision Making When data is used to make [...]

Supply Chains

How Modern Supply Chains are Bouncing Back After Disruptions

Despite your best efforts, disruptions can and do occur in supply chains. You might not be able to completely eliminate the possibility of disruptions, but one thing you can do is make sure your firm is able to bounce back quickly when they do strike. The digitization of supply chains, however, is throwing a wrench into these plans and forcing businesses to seek new approaches to boosting resilience. By enlisting the help of big data to find supply chain risks, [...]

Supply Chains

Poll Finds Supply Chains Not Ready for Change

A concerning new survey has found that many firms have “significant room for improvement” in terms of supply chain management. According to the survey, which was carried out by Grant Thornton LLP on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), many manufacturers are neglecting to address the potential issues in their supply chain that could emerge under the new administration. President Trump’s election has spurred hopes of more domestic jobs, fewer regulations and lower corporate taxes, but his trade [...]

Stratus Updates Completed on March 19, 2017

IntelliTrack completed updates of our Stratus cloud-based software on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Continue reading for a summary of new features and updates. QuickBooks Online Plugin for StratusISRP We are pleased to announce the QuickBooks Online Plugin for Stratus, which is designed to be used with StratusISRP and QuickBooks Online. Track inventory data, sales estimates, and purchase orders between Stratus and QuickBooks Online by using the QuickBooks Online Plugin for Stratus. Features of the Plugin include:Automatic or Manual Data Import between [...]

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing Building Blocks

An essential component of successfully transitioning to the lean model is getting everyone at a plant to embrace the particular philosophies and skills that are part and parcel of the popular approach. Technology can be a useful aid in enabling process improvement and problem solving. Here are three building blocks that can help you introduce the lean philosophy to everyone on your plant floor. End User Value Providing some value to the end user is essential as lean manufacturing systems [...]

Stratus Updates Scheduled for Sunday, March 19, 2017

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, we will be making scheduled updates to our IntelliTrack Stratus software. These updates will take approximately one hour, during which time stratus.intellitrack.com will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. After these updates have been finalized, we will provide information regarding any changes and new features. Please check back next week to learn more about these exciting updates to IntelliTrack Stratus. Thank you!

IntelliTrack Announces Hire of Marketing Manager

SPARKS, Md. – IntelliTrack, Inc., the world’s leading provider of comprehensive, scalable, easy-to-use inventory management software, is pleased to announce that Christina Grieves has joined the company as its marketing manager. In this newly created role, she will work closely with the company’s executive leadership and business development team to drive branding and growth and to deliver a great customer experience. As the marketing manager, Grieves will focus on developing and implementing a cohesive brand and marketing strategy for IntelliTrack [...]

Driverless Vehicles

Driverless Robotic Vehicle Evolution

Driverless vehicles have made tremendous strides in recent years, but they are still some ways off from becoming available for mass consumption. This concept is nothing new for the material handling industry, however, where Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around for quite some time now. These vehicles can masterfully handle tasks like pallet retrieval, pallet loading and unloading, and vertical storage. Nevertheless, despite all their abilities, driverless robotic vehicles are not about to displace workers. So far, these vehicles [...]

Retail

Retail Changes for the Better in 2017

This year, a number of exciting trends are expected to take center stage in retail. Here is a look at what to expect. Virtual and Augmented Reality Experts predict that retailers will take advantage of the latest improvements in deep analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to create a more targeted shopping experience. Home improvement giants Lowe’s has already gotten in on the act, with its Holoroom providing shoppers with a 3D mockup of their rooms. This is used in conjunction [...]

Warehouse

Simple Ways to Boost Warehouse Safety

When you consider all the people and equipment that are often in action in a warehouse at the same time, it’s not surprising that accidents occur; the only surprising thing is that they don’t happen more often! Warehouse managers can help ensure risk is kept to a minimum by following some of these tips. One-Way Traffic In warehouses where tugs and forklifts are used frequently to move bulk product, it is best to ensure that drivers all move in one [...]

Stratus

Working with IntelliTrack Stratus: The Power of Stratus Modules

In our most recent webinar, we discussed the concept of modules within the Stratus platform and gave examples of how add-on licensing allows businesses to take advantage of more than one module at a time. Stratus as a “Platform” Stratus is a versatile, cloud-based platform for inventory control, designed to help your business in varying scenarios. Here are a few of those: -Track assets deployed across your organization -Control supplies that enter and leave your stockroom -Track rotational assets that employees utilize each day [...]