last mile parcel locker

Last Mile Parcel Fulfillment for B2C

The last mile has been a buzz word of the supply chain industry for a long time. Also known as the final leg or final mile, the last mile is part of the journey parcel takes between its last touch point and its final destination. Historically the last mile has been dominated by the United States Postal Service (USPS) with …

dashboards

Dashboards Driving Business Forward

Dashboards are bringing visibility to consumers, by enriching the user experience. Not the dashboards in your car, even though those are improving as well. Software dashboards are what we are talking about. The front-end web development User Experience and Graphic Design folks, who create a visible tool where end users can view and interact with programs. Dashboards are progressing quickly. Take …

Gamification, Game Design, Game Development – What’s the difference?

Games – everyone plays them. Babies play peek-a-boo, and children have a round of Hide & Seek or Duck Duck Goose. Video and board games are popular choices for all ages. But that’s not all. Games are pretty much everywhere – in both physical form and philosophical terms. Economists apply the concept of game theory to make financial decisions. Marketing …

software design

Building an Appreciation for Software Development

Computer software. It is a very general term that covers a broad spectrum of possibilities. Ask someone the first thought that comes to mind to describe computer software, and the common reaction is usually words including computers, games, accounting systems, internet, Microsoft, Pokémon Go, or Apple. If any of these words popped into your head, go you. The truth of …

what makes great design

What Makes Great Design?

The business conversations around design often go something like this: Them: It’s all the rage: Sexy, creative, intuitive, empathetic, strategic design. And in an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace, it is said, strategic business design is the key to compete successfully in today’s marketplace. Us: What does design have to do with my business? We make things. We sell things. …

dark data

Data Analytics Part 2: Dark Data

Get the Scoop on Dark Data Congratulations, your business is online, you have gone “paperless,” you are dutifully collecting “Big Data,” and backup religiously. You have got plenty of storage because it is cheap and you never know when you are gonna need it. The problem is that data does not take up space that we can see, so it …

supply chain

Supply Chain Management 101

The challenges of tailoring a supply chain can be tricky from a problem-solving perspective. But just like the yellow brick road, everything starts somewhere. Below is a list of solutions that can be applied when investigating a company’s logistical flow. The key is to remember that typically the answer to improving a supply chain is usually not of the cookie …

manufacturing and prototyping

Hiring a Consultant for Manufacturing

Many people have fantastic ideas for a really cool product or service they’d like to enter the marketplace with, that for some reason or another will end up making the world a better place to live. Whatever those optimistic goals may be – environmental, simplifying people’s lives (like Amazon’s one click method), improving health, or creating enjoyment, are inhibited from being …

Data Analytics

Data Analytics Part 1: Data and Culture

Big Data, Data Mining, Slicing & Dicing are terms that almost everyone who works in business is at the least slightly aware of today. Universities offering Business Analytics degrees have become very competitive with a large pool of candidates applying for a limited number of open seats. Lots of people want to become data analysts. But why? As popular as …