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What Target’s Faster Supply Chain Strategy Means for Your Inventory

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Target CEO Brian Cornell’s plans to expand the Target brand through doing something somewhat counter intuitive: going small. Or as Cornell puts it, the company is “reimagining our network of stores into hubs for commerce and community.” As Target execs strive to keep brick-and-mortar stores as … [Read more...]

The Scanner Series: Barcode Scanners In Education

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As any teacher, administrator, or manager in an education setting knows, there is much more to education than simply putting students and educators in the same room. Whether we’re talking middle schools or universities, most places of learning rely on an unexpectedly high number of expensive … [Read more...]

The Scanner Series: Barcode Scanners In the Healthcare Industry

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One of the most overlooked technologies in all of healthcare is that of the barcode and barcode scanner. No one will deny that, in case of an emergency, medicine and medical tools and proper diagnoses are more pressingly important to treating a patient than a barcode scanner. But it’s also true … [Read more...]

How ‘Buy Online, Pickup In Store’ Can Work For Your Small Business

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In order to stem the tide of ecommerce sales that have changed the face of modern retail, lots of big-box stores and local retailers with an online presence are now offering “buy online, pickup in store” options to their customers. It’s just one way that retailers are moving to a … [Read more...]

How Barcodes Are Powering Our Favorite Summer Events

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In many ways, so much of the fun we’re slated to have this summer, and many summers to come, is brought to you by barcodes. If you aren’t intimately familiar with barcodes, you might think that’s crazy. But so often, great summer events are about so much more than the performers at the concert, … [Read more...]

Why Schools Investing In New Technology Must Use Asset Management

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Over the past few years, schools around the country and even around the world have grappled with a new and sprawling challenge: How to properly integrate emerging technology into classrooms, while protecting students, teachers, and their investment alike? The world at-large has radically changed … [Read more...]

Why New Tariffs Shouldn’t Affect Your Supply Chain

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The talk of the business world so far in 2018 has been the introduction of tariffs on a wide range of goods, from solar panels to washing machines to steel and aluminum. The latest trade announcement to come from the White House involves the possibility of tariffs on Chinese goods which hasn’t … [Read more...]

Risky Business: Why Your Business Needs Asset Management

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So, you don’t have a reliable asset management system.  What’s the worst that can happen? Well, for one, your assets—from more costly investments like technical equipment down to the desks and chairs everyone sits at every day—are all important to your business functionality. Assets are indeed … [Read more...]

Ghost Assets: Why Should You Care?

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Wonder what happened to that laptop you know you saw around the office last year?  Or a desk you’re certain was put into storage?  They’re listed on your fixed asset ledger, but are nowhere to be found. Perhaps you feel like you’re going a little crazy because it seems these items have mysteriously … [Read more...]

Top 10 Small Business Bloggers

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Running a small business is the ultimate exercise in continuing education. There's always something new to learn. And if you want to grow your business? Get ready to double your knowledge again. Fortunately, there is no shortage of information available about small business. But is all of it … [Read more...]