Archive for user interface

5 Reasons Why Excel is Champ of Supply Chain Apps

Earlier this month, I participated in the CONECT 12th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium where I gave a talk on Hours of Service and shared some words of advice with CONECT’s Young Professionals group, which had their own session at the conference. During that session, a young professional from a medical device company gave a great presentation about free trade agreements — what they are, why they are important, and how to use them effectively as […]

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Ariba: At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks

Last week at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. I made the case that we are currently seeing the rise of supply chain operating networks, the business equivalents of Facebook and LinkedIn, which are enabling communities of trading partners to communicate, collaborate, and execute business processes in more efficient, scalable, and innovative […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2013)

With no time to waste this morning, let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention this week. Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2013 Earnings E-Commerce Lifts UPS 1Q Earnings Critical Aspects of Transportation Planning, Execution and Modeling Enhanced in JDA’s Latest Software Release SAP Simplifies Mobile Access to Analytics for Enterprise Workers New FedEx Delivery Manager Allows for Customized Delivery Solutions UPS to Acquire Hungarian Healthcare Logistics Company CEMELOG UPS Ramps Up […]

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Will Supply Chain Software Vendors Start Competing on Design?

One of the things supply chain software users like to complain about the most is the user interface (UI). This was true 15 years ago when I started as an industry analyst, and it’s true today. Simply put, many user interfaces… are crammed with too many features and too much information that users don’t need or want to accomplish their tasks; have non-intuitive workflows that don’t align with the way users are accustomed to working […]

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