Archive for mobile resource management

Mobile Technology Adoption – The Weakest Link in Your Delivery Strategy?

If there was a subject that I should not be writing about now, it’s this one. Mobile applications and technology have advanced considerably. However, too many implementations struggle to rollout successfully because they underestimate the challenges that exist in getting drivers to use it correctly and consistently. This is becoming a critical issue, as Customer Facing Supply Chains rely on accurate and timely data from the mobile devices in the field to enhance the customer […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2013)

Welcome to April. One quarter down, three to go in 2013. It was a relatively quiet week for news, so let’s get to the items that caught my attention. JDA Software Announces Release of JDA eight Roadnet Technologies Releases MobileCast On Track for Management of Mobile Workforce Employees CEVA Group plc Announces Preliminary Unaudited Results for Full-Year 2012 Diesel prices decline for the fifth straight week, reports EIA (Logistics Management) Amazon Ups the Ante, Delivers […]

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Leading Food & Beverage Manufacturer Implements Mobile Resource Management Solution to Improve Merchandising

At the Descartes User Conference last year, a leading food and beverage manufacturer spoke about its implementation of a Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solution from Descartes (an ARC client). At a high level, the manufacturer’s goal was to improve its merchandising and store delivery operations. Like other CPG companies, this manufacturer employs merchandisers (about 10,000 US sales reps and full and part-time merchandisers) to make sure that its products are stocked and displayed properly on […]

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What Defines a Mature Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Application?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is researching how software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions and cloud computing are being used and deployed today and how these technologies will evolve in the future. Because SaaS is so prevalent in the transportation management systems (TMS) and mobile resource management (MRM) markets, I thought it would be worthwhile to dive into NIST’s research and writings on this topic. My first reaction is that the term “cloud computing” makes […]

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The Road to More Compelling Mobile Resource Management Solutions

The CEO and VP of Marketing of Airclic, a software-as-a-service provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) solutions, came in to brief us recently. One of the stories that caught my attention was how one of its customers, a waste collection company, uses the company’s solution.  The problem the customer was experiencing was that its drivers would go to an industrial dumpster, empty it, and move on with their route. However, some of their customers were […]

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