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Responsibility, Accountability and Authority for the First Line Supervisor

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on May 23, 2017 9:51:21 AM

Supervising on the Line by Gene Gagnon and revised by enVista CEO Jim Barnes is a book that seeks to inform the reader on how to lead, manage, communicate, direct and measure their associates. Supervising on the Line can act as a handbook for ready reference, able to help you meet the management challenges you face on a day-to-day basis. Last time in this series we introduced Supervising on the Line and covered Chapter 1: The Role of the First Line Supervisor. In this post, we’ll cover Chapter 2.

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Topics: Labor Management, Labor, LMS, Labor Management System

When Is It Time To Upgrade an ERP – 5 Signs

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on May 17, 2017 9:33:57 AM

Whatever challenges organizations face due to growth and technology obsolescence, real-time visibility to information and key performance indicators are critical for informed decision-making and maintaining a competitive advantage. Plus, efficiencies and cost savings are associated with leveraging a scalable ERP system that has enough flexibility to meet changing business demands. If your organization identifies with any of the following signs, it is likely time to explore how a new ERP system will provide a long-term, strategic advantage.

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Topics: ERP systems, Supply Chain, ERP

What Makes a Great Freight Audit and Payment Solution?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on May 10, 2017 3:44:20 PM

This week enVista is educating global shippers on our global spend management visibility solutions at Transport Logistic in Munich, Germany. We’ll be talking with visitors about what it takes to be a great global freight audit and payment provider.

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Topics: Freight Audit & Payment, Transportation, Freight, Global Freight, FAP, transportation logistics

Is It Time For Your Company To Collaborate With SharePoint?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on May 1, 2017 2:22:19 PM

SharePoint is an enterprise information portal that can be Intranet, Extranet, and Internet sites. It is a content and project management system from Microsoft that lets you manage collaboration and documentation. Users can create content, manage teams, approve concepts, share files, and much more. The key benefit of an application like Sharepoint is that it leads to substantially easier collaboration within your organization. But how do you know if Sharepoint is right for you?

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Topics: Technology solutions, SharePoint

Five Steps of a Transportation Spend Self-Assessment

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Apr 27, 2017 9:40:41 AM

Any goal is nearly impossible to achieve unless you have performed an honest self-assessment to figure out what your problem areas are and discovered ways in which you should attempt to change. The same thing is true when it comes to making changes at the company-wide level. Transportation spend accounts for a significant amount of money, so any money that might be saved from that expense could provide a big savings to the company’s bottom line.

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Topics: Transportation Cost Management, Transportation, Transportation Spend

Are You Ready For a Warehouse Management System?

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Apr 12, 2017 11:11:13 AM

Selecting the proper warehouse management system (WMS) application for your organization should consist of evaluating which system supports your key business operational functions, your information technology strategy, and a strong value proposition/return on investment. A WMS can have many potentials cost savings impacts.

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Topics: Warehouse Management Systems, WMS, Supply Chain

WMS vs. WCS vs. WES

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Mar 29, 2017 2:35:25 PM

Many companies are at a crossroad as to whether to invest in a warehouse management system (WMS), warehouse control system (WCS), warehouse execution system (WES) or a combination of the three. The decision is made more confusing because of the overlap of some of the functions of each system.

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Topics: Warehouse Management Systems, WMS, WES, WCS, Warehouse Control Systems, Warehouse Execution Systems

Gone Phishin’

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Mar 22, 2017 1:08:09 PM

In today’s rapidly advancing technology environment, new threats emerge every day which can prove problematic to your business. If you don’t consider yourself “tech savvy,” it can be tempting to throw your hands in the air because you can’t keep up with all the latest threats and how to combat them.

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Topics: Information Technology, IT Security, Security Passwords, Security Solutions, phishing, Technology solutions

Implementing a Retail Software Solution

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Mar 15, 2017 10:01:59 AM

Recently, enVista had the opportunity to implement a retail software solution through its Enspire Commerce platform. Microsoft Dynamics for Operations served as the backend ERP supporting the financial and procurement processes using an enhanced integration layer (enVista’s EIF platform).

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Topics: Retailers, Microsoft Dynamics 365, retail, software solutions

Person-to-Goods or Goods-to-Person

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Mar 8, 2017 10:32:18 AM

In recent years, there has been considerable debate about whether modern Goods-to-Person (GTP) item picking is superior to more traditional Person-to-Goods (PTG) item picking. Each picking methodology has its pros and cons, but how do they compare, and is one superior to the other?

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Topics: Supply Chain Consulting, supply chain management, Supply Chain Solutions, SCS, Person to Goods, item picking, Goods to Person

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