05.24.12 -- How A Book Retailer Cut Its Cycle Times By 30%
How A Book Retailer Cut Its Cycle Times By 30% By Psion
From humble storefront beginnings in 1971 on a derelict corner of northwest Portland, Oregon, Powell's Books has grown into one of the great bookstores in the Portland metropolitan area and one of the world's most successful dot-coms, serving customers worldwide. The company has approximately 450 to 500 employees, seven stores, and two warehouse locations storing an average of 400,000 books.
Networked Field Services By ClickSoftware
One of the most important capabilities that mobile solutions offer organizations today is the ability to provide better visibility, in near real time, into the activities and events taking place in the field. Historically, it has been difficult to ensure that quality and service standards and processes are followed on remote jobsites and in mobile environments. The lack of real time visibility often means critical operational decisions are delayed, which results in the inefficient utilization of resources and assets.
When maintaining contact with suppliers, global sugar producing giant Modi Sugar depends on a fleet of Printronix line matrix printers to produce a vast amount of paperwork in association to obtaining fixed amounts of raw material from millions of sugar farmers. Modi Sugar is responsible for managing tons of sugar and sugar-related products from several hundred mills throughout India, a nation that is the largest consumer and second largest producer of sugar in the world.
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