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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

Why We’re Looking Forward to ProMat 2017

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Mar 1, 2017 2:34:21 PM

ProMat 2017, the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America, will be at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center from April 3-6th. The theme for ProMat 2017 is “solving for X.”

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Topics: Supply Chain Consulting, supply chain management, Supply Chain Solutions, WMS, Supply Chain, WES, WCS, OMS

Supervising on the Line: Chapter 1

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Feb 21, 2017 10:20:55 AM

The Role of the First Line Supervisor

 

Supervising on the Line by Gene Gagnon and revised by enVista CEO Jim Barnes is a book that seeks to inform the read 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.

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

Enhancements for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Feb 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

enVista is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with unmatched supply chain consulting, process improvement and technical/functional expertise for a broad array of platform solutions and business productivity applications and collaboration tools. We uniquely enable manufacturing, distribution-centric, financial services and non-profit organizations to address their IT and business requirements, from source to consumption. Users of Microsoft business solutions will especially benefit from a single partner that can address all of their ERP, CRM, business collaboration and productivity, and IT requirements, including cloud and managed hosting services.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Solutions

Building a Better Pa$5w0RD

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Feb 8, 2017 10:38:10 AM

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. The reality is that there are a multitude of easy ways you can make a difference for your personal and organizational security. From time to time, the enVista blog will give you a few easy-to-implement changes that can go a long way in keeping you safe.

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Topics: IT, IT Security, Security Passwords, Security Solutions

Now Is the Time to Plan Your Ocean Shipping Cost Containment Strategy

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Jan 31, 2017 1:34:23 PM

Ocean shipping contracts are extremely complex, and as such, it is all the more important for shippers to negotiate the best deals to avoid being locked into an unsatisfactory rate for the next year. With increased consolidation across steamship providers and increasing prices, building a well-planned cost containment approach for your ocean transportation is critical. enVista can leverage its granular understanding of the marketplace, combined with your shipping history to build a plan that will reduce your exposure to volatile prices and capacity shortages at peak times of the year.

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Topics: Transportation, sourcing, ocean sourcing, transportation sourcing, shipping cost

Is Slotting Your Warehouse the Last Thing on Your Mind? Now Is The Time to Rethink Your Slotting Strategies

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Jan 25, 2017 3:09:59 PM

Warehouses have been using basic slotting strategies for decades to determine optimized location sizes and placement within the warehouse. These slotting strategies have helped save money in many ways including reduced replenishments, more efficient travel paths, and optimized space utilization. Warehouses will often slot during a facility design project but do not maintain their slotting strategies annually by analyzing shipment data to determine if their SKU velocity is accurate. This results in it being impossible to catch when an item needs to be reslotted to a larger or smaller location.

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Topics: Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse, slotting

Top 10 White Papers of 2016

Posted by enVista Thought Leadership on Jan 19, 2017 11:48:28 AM

We had some great white papers published in 2016 - here are the 10 that you enjoyed most!

 

Are You Ready for a Warehouse Management System?

 

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Topics: white papers, 2016

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