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Back to Supply Chain Basics: Selling and Servicing Inventory

Field Service Techs Servicing Inventory

I started this series based on a paraphrase from the movie “Bull Durham.” In one scene, the coach told his players they were making the game of baseball too complicated. He said, “You throw the ball, you catch the ball and you hit the ball,” encouraging them to get back to basics. The paraphrase I’ve […]


Nonin Medical Improves Productivity With Microsoft Dynamics AX and DSI

Nonin Medical Improves Productivity with DSI

Nonin Medical, inventor of finger pulse oximetry, develops and distributes noninvasive medical monitoring solutions. As a global leader in noninvasive medical devices, Nonin Medical must comply with strict regulatory requirements in manufacturing. To meet those requirements and growing customer demand, Nonin implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX’s advanced warehouse module, WHS. However, Nonin soon discovered that they […]


Back to Supply Chain Basics: Transforming Inventory

When it comes to the supply chain, it’s easy to make things complicated. And when today’s consumer expects full visibility into where their product is—until the moment it reaches their front door—inventory management grows in complexity. It’s time to get back to basics. In my last post, I paraphrased “Bull Durham” to boil down supply […]


You buy the inventory. You transform the inventory. You sell and service the inventory.

Get back to supply chain basics to increase inventory visibility

There is a scene in the movie “Bull Durham” in which the coach of a struggling baseball team is extremely frustrated with his players. What has always stuck out to me in this scene was the coach’s demand for the team to get back to basics. A big quote that has stayed with me was, […]


AXUG Summit 2016: Preparing for the Digital Future

The 2016 AXUG Summit, the biggest gathering of the year for Microsoft Dynamics AX users and partners wrapped last week in Tampa, Fla. More than 2,000 Dynamics AX users joined together for user-produced education sessions and networking opportunities. The high-energy event may be over, but we’re still excited about some of the conversations and announcements […]


Rally House Deploys Personalized Warehouse Management in the Cloud

Rally House, a national sports apparel and gift store, specializes in immersing customers in hometown pride. The rapidly growing company creates a local experience by stocking products for the college and professional teams in that area. To serve more customers nationwide, Rally House needed to streamline operations to meet customer demand, including e-commerce and cross […]


But, We Only Scan Barcodes

“We don’t need a mobile strategy. We only scan barcodes.” I’ve heard this sentiment expressed on more than one site visit. But in the digital economy, it’s getting more and more difficult to believe. Everywhere you turn, you see technology deployed to enhance business practices. Mobile technology has become as much of a business tool […]


DSI Team Harnesses Mixed Reality to Win Techweek Kansas City Hackathon

The second annual Techweek Kansas City wrapped this weekend with a 24-hour hackathon. The weeklong event around innovation and entrepreneurship in tech culminated in the contest held in the Think Big offices. Over the course of one (very) long Saturday, seven teams put their heads together to solve a modern medical problem using Cerner’s FHIR […]


Shadow IT Got You Down?

I am sure we all have heard of information technology or IT solutions, which are typically systems designed to run at an enterprise level. These would include ERP, CRM and in some cases, maintenance or even PLM solutions. You may also have heard of operational technology or OT solutions, which are typically systems dedicated to […]


Innovators, Entrepreneurs Converge on Techweek Kansas City

Techweek Kansas City 2016 is fast approaching. In less than two weeks, innovators, entrepreneurs and techies will come together to explore tech trends in Kansas City and beyond. Techweek is a festival that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship now taking place in eight major cities. Kansas City joined the roster last year and drew more than […]


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