In an age of digital disruption, the status quo of supply chain management just won’t cut it anymore. The connection and collection of data at this present time delivers the ability to track items, goods, or materials faster than ever before. As you think about digital disruption, have you thought about how it impacts your supply chain management?
AllCells was founded in 1988 to fill a need that Jay Tong, President and CEO of AllCells noticed to help clinics and hospitals receive human tissue and cells quickly in order to perform important research—and possibly save lives in the process. Shipping human cells requires a complex level of shipping parameters—when searching for a solution to help them within their NetSuite environment, Pacejet was a no-brainer for AllCells.
Team Pacejet spent some time in Phoenix last week as a sponsor of the Microsoft Dynamics User Group Summit; we came away impressed. It's no secret that Office 365 cloud has been growing fast, Azure has rocketed into second place behind AWS, and Microsoft recently announced 19% year over year revenue growth (Microsoft rises on earnings beat). And with 50% more users attending Summit this year, it looks like Microsoft has found their cloud software mojo.
Because Summit is a Dynamics ERP users event with a complex business community running AX, NAV, and GP versions, it was not surprising to see competing priorities across platforms and concerns about moving from on-premise to cloud. But this year's unified 365 branding, growing maturity of the Dynamics Business Central cloud platform, and clear path from on-premise to cloud technology created evident enthusiasm in the user community. While it might seem counter-intuitive, Microsoft's experience in maturing their own cloud-based ERP is driving them to offer expanded enterprise solutions that can benefit users running any ERP.
As a consumer, talking about holiday and year-end shipping in October might seem a bit strange but it’s definitely time to start thinking about it if your business ships. If this year is anything like 2017, we can expect that online sales will once again grow by double-digits.
According to Adobe Analytics, the combined totals from Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were $7.9 billion in online sales, which was up 17.9% from the previous year. Given the importance of the holiday season for businesses around the world, what can you do to get your business prepared and to make sure you remain competitive?