19
Nov

It’s the eternal cycle of the supply chain—items are ordered, shipped, delivered and often returned. Efficiency is critical to organizational success, and customer satisfaction is king. In today’s world of Omni-channel retailing and delivery, however, the cycle has begun to evolve. As a recent Supply chain 24/7 post noted, “Like… Read more

11
Nov

It’s hard to believe that a little over two weeks ago, our whole team was still in a flurry of activity preparing for the chaos at IFDA. We were thrilled at how many people stopped by our booth and expressed enthusiasm for our new, cloud-based, mobile food distribution software, Perform®… Read more

11
Sep

In this week’s blog entry, we’re shining the spotlight on an interview that our CEO, Mike Lee, recently had with Aaron Huff of Commercial Carrier Journal. Mike talked to Aaron about route optimization and delivery software and how today’s cloud-based technology is helping companies better meet the needs of their… Read more

7
Aug

A long-haul driver does a lot more than make deliveries while on the road. Today’s drivers must proactively communicate shifting ETA windows and adhere to customer-specific workflows to ensure that goods are delivered on time and as promised. Additionally, they also are tasked with DOT-compliant vehicle inspection and reporting, layover… Read more

31
Jul

Regardless of their personal feelings on climate change and the environment, there’s one thing that most companies can agree on saving, and that’s money. Perhaps more than any other vertical in the world, the food distribution industry relies upon efficient, accurate, timely deliveries. Deliveries of fresh produce and meat, for… Read more

17
Jul

Key Trends in the Wholesale/Retail Supply Chain Whether it is shipments of food, office supplies or auto parts, getting an order from origin to destination efficiently and in perfect condition is the ultimate goal of every wholesale or retail distributor. As the number of competing companies in the market continues… Read more

25
Jun

One of the biggest supply chain logistics headaches retailers face is the shipping and processing of returns. Supply chains are planned in advance to go outbound—flowing from a central repository to an end point. When products are shipped, they typically flow from one or two large facilities that manage hundreds… Read more

19
Jun

As was once again illustrated by the CSCMP in this week’s State of Logistics Report, the truck driver shortage is arguably the number one concern of trucking company executives. Turnover remains at untenable levels, pointing to the need for executives to think long and hard about innovative recruitment and retention… Read more

12
Jun

According to the American Trucking Association, trucks haul roughly 87 percent of the products companies and consumers depend on. Today’s truck drivers are both figuratively and literally driving customer satisfaction for companies from the mom and pop store on the corner, to the biggest Fortune-ranked retailers in the world. Yet… Read more

29
May

In our blog post on routing last week, we focused on how routes should be examined and plans should be put in place to improve operational efficiencies, in turn reducing costs. Today, we will focus on how route management software can be used to achieve these goals in the supply… Read more

15
May

It’s May and retailers are preparing for the holiday season. No, they are not yet stocking the shelves with decorations, although that seems to happen earlier every year. They are busy fine-tuning their logistics operations, because if the last holiday season taught us anything, it’s that consumers’ expectations for the… Read more

8
May

Last week, Airclic headed to Birmingham’s NEC to showcase its technology at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 – the primary sourcing and selling opportunity for the entire UK road freight transport and logistics industry, unrivalled in size, product range and visitor attendance. With over 18,000 attendees in 2013, this year… Read more

30
Apr

We live in a world where faster is better, and imperfections quickly lead to rejections. In the supply chain, the speed and effectiveness with which we are able to transport items from point A to Point B can have a significant impact on the bottom line. Cross docking is commonly… Read more

23
Apr

In a weeks’ time, on 29th April – 1st May, Birmingham’s NEC will host this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show – the primary sourcing and selling opportunity for the UK’s road freight transport and logistics industry. We are sharing the stand with our tracking and telematics partner Isotrak. Together, we will… Read more

Categories: Airclic, Events Tags: Isotrak, mobile fleet management, Mobile Supply Chain Software
9
Apr

Last week, I kicked off a three-part blog post series that explores some of the fundamental challenges in food distribution that need to be addressed in order to be prepared for the future and inevitable change that comes along with it. My first post last week discussed how the time… Read more

2
Apr

The food service distribution industry is enormous: it takes 2,500 companies operating thousands of warehouses and massive transportation fleets to power the foodservice distributorship in the United States, a $200 billion market. Distributors that deliver to restaurants, healthcare and hospitality facilities, government operations and educational institutions operate in a challenging… Read more

27
Mar

If you read through recent supply chain headlines over the last 90 days, you may think that drones taking flight to deliver packages in thirty minutes, anticipatory shipping sending products to fulfillment centers near customers deemed most likely to purchase them and same-day delivery being rolled out by Google to… Read more

3
Feb

When it comes to getting goods from the loading dock to the customer, the last mile of the supply chain is where most companies lose visibility of their outbound distribution. I speak with our customers frequently, and the way they translate the value we provide them is: automating the last… Read more

25
Apr

One of the largest barriers to effectively maximizing your mobile tracking software investment is ensuring your employees adopt the solution. When employees don’t understand or embrace a new technology, productivity can decrease – when the original objective for the project was to spur productivity and cost savings.

Categories: Airclic, Cloud Tags: An Inside Look at Airclic’s Implementation Methodology
9
Apr

I have been having some very intriguing conversations lately with potential customers about packaged mobile solutions and cloud-based products. It has made me realize that many providers are calling themselves “cloud-based” and “packaged” when in reality, they are not.

28
Feb

We’re always enhancing the features and functionality of our products to meet the demands of the industries we serve. Our team can deploy these product updates quickly and, because it’s cloud-based software, customers can access the new innovative features and functionality without interruption.

2
Feb

If you read this blog regularly then you’re familiar with our belief that efficient and flawless supply chain operations rely on the company’s ability to automate effectively.

10
Jan

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were filled with joy, family and laughter. This holiday season, Airclic was proud to once again, support the Air Charity Network, an amazing organization that arranges flights for people in need of medical care, as well as flights for military families and disaster… Read more

Categories: Airclic, Corporate Tags: Airclic Helps Air Charity Network Give Hope Wings
19
Oct

One of the biggest breakthroughs in mobile software is the evolution of Software as a Service (SaaS), or “Cloud” technology. Cloud or SaaS-based technologies offer a host of advantages for many businesses, but why should it matter to you? For companies with supply chain software and logistics operations, here is… Read more

Categories: Airclic, Cloud, Technology Tags: Get in the Cloud: Top 5 Reasons To Go SaaS for Your Mobile Supply Chain and Logistics Operations
14
Sep

Transportation and distribution companies are constantly looking to equip their drivers with the tools they need to do their job more efficiently. Mobile technologies offer a wide variety of tools to increase productivity and with SaaS-based offerings, cost is no longer a barrier to unlocking improved performance.

Categories: Airclic, Enterprise Mobility Tags: Mobile Software Technology Helps Drivers Do Their Job Better (and keeps them happy)
7
Sep

As we look at the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, it is important to make sure that your business is prepared for the upcoming storm season as well as other unforeseen disasters. Transportation and distribution providers for automotive and pharmaceutical companies, as well as large retailers have the most at stake… Read more

Categories: Airclic, Corporate Tags: How to Ensure Your Supply Chain Can Weather the Storm
11
Aug

With all of the success stories we hear from our customers at Airclic, we thought now is the perfect time to share them with some prominent members of the logistics community. Next week, the Airclic team will be attending the Barcoding Executive Forum: Accelerating the Supply Chain with Barcoding and… Read more

11
Jul

The promise of products to transform productivity and efficiencies in mobile supply chain and logistics operations is directly tied to the features of the device used in the field.

Categories: Airclic Tags: Hardware Decisions – Simplified.
29
Jun

One of the most attractive attributes of our SaaS Perform® products is their flexibility.  Not only because they run on any device, but because we can enhance the features and functionality without downtime or additional costs to our customers. This is exactly what we’ve done with Courier Perform®.

Categories: Airclic Tags: We’re Flexing our Product Muscles
7
Jun

Here is an all too common conversation we’re having with our customers: Airclic: “So, what kind of results are you seeing since your mobile investment?” Customer:  “We’re definitely seeing improved efficiencies and productivity since our mobile deployment.” Airclic: “Great – how are you measuring this? Can you quantify your return?”… Read more

20
May

Today, we’re very excited to announce the addition of Daniel Corwin and Matthew Foroughi to our executive leadership team. This team is the backbone of our organization – driving innovation and fueling our ability to expand our presence in key industries. The additions of Daniel and Matthew are extremely beneficial… Read more

19
Apr

Today we announced the latest version of Clinical Perform®, our SaaS-based mobile software product designed for the diagnostic laboratory industry, to further advance productivity and efficiencies. Clinical Perform delivers 360-degree insight into the chain of custody between patients, clinics and labs. Like all of our mobile products, it also dramatically… Read more

Categories: Airclic, Healthcare Tags: Clinical Perform: New Features for Advanced Efficiencies and Productivity
15
Apr

According to the research team at InStat, business spending in Cloud Computing and Managed Hosting is set to surpass $13 billion in 2014. Specifically, SaaS spending will surge (try saying that one five times fast) 112% between 2010 and 2014. This is across all industries – not just the highly… Read more

Categories: Airclic Tags: SaaS Spend Continues to Increase
1
Mar

We’re all smiles at Airclic this week. We were recently named Intermec’s 2010 Independent Software Vendor Innovator of the Year – and we are extremely honored. The award recognizes a North American Intermec partner that has demonstrated continuous growth and penetration in emerging markets through the development of innovative supply… Read more

Categories: Airclic, Corporate Tags: Drum Roll, Please…and the ISV Innovator of the Year is… Airclic!
23
Feb

The year is in full swing … If you made it out to CES this year you would have likely been overwhelmed by the number of new Android tablets hitting the shelves this year and next. Interestingly, that same enthusiasm does not yet exist in the rugged device market.