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Blue Horseshoe successfully implements AX 2012 R2 Retail for Library of Congress

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Aug 13, 2014 3:42:14 PM

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Blue Horseshoe Solutions, Inc was awarded the opportunity to be the strategic partner to convert the Library of Congress’ retail operations over to the Dynamics AX 2012 R2 retail solution.

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Tags: News, Retail

Blue Horseshoe Named to 2014 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Jul 24, 2014 3:43:20 PM

Microsoft recognizes Blue Horseshoe for commitment to customers.

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AX 2012 R3: The new warehouse (WHS) module and deprecated WM2 functionality. What it means to you!

Posted by Justin Carter on Jul 2, 2014 3:45:18 PM

With the newest release of AX 2012 R3, users will notice the addition of significant functionality around the warehousing (WHS) and transportation (TMS) capabilities. The features are so large they now have their own modules within Dynamics AX. Its exciting to see these make it into an ERP out of the box as historically, they are reserved for software which does them exclusively dubbed ‘best in breed’. Because Microsoft has declared these as the way of the future for AX, the functionality and concepts will become key to future implementations of AX.

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Tags: Dynamics AX 2012, Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Learning

Top Logistics Trends for 2013

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Jan 18, 2013 3:54:13 PM

top-10-logistics-trendsAnother year, another roller coaster of threats and opportunities as it relates to exceeding the demand placed on companies’ supply chains. While some may tend to focus on the threats, amidst economic uncertainty and a more competitive landscape, it’s important to also focus on where opportunities exist to exceed the demands of customers.

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Tags: Transportation & Logistics, Strategy, Supply Chain

A Roadmap to Operational Excellence through Labor Management

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Jan 17, 2013 3:58:22 PM

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Tags: Strategy

The Basics of Labor Management – The Pitfalls, Myths and Keys to Success

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Dec 7, 2012 4:01:01 PM

In my last post about Labor Management, I indicated there were three cornerstones to the program – Planning, Monitoring and Measuring. This is nothing new to those who are familiar with Labor Management and engineered labor standards.  For those who are still not sure how Labor Management and a discrete engineered standards program can help improve productivity with minimum capital investment, let’s look at why Labor Management continues to be a topic of discussion.

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Tags: Strategy

Plan, Monitor and Measure – The Cornerstones of Supply Chain Labor Management

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Oct 18, 2012 5:04:20 PM

It’s surprising how many companies have not yet considered Labor Management as their next initiative. Especially since most companies would agree that you first need to measure what the current state is to understand if the future state is an improvement right? The old phrase of “you cannot manage what you do not measure” was one of the focal points of the prior blog, so let’s pick up where we left off regarding managing your most important (and typically largest variable) supply chain cost – your workforce!

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Tags: Strategy

Managing the Most Important Part of Your Supply Chain. The People (Labor)

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Sep 18, 2012 11:49:46 AM

Supply Chain Logistics Series: Labor Management

As an industrial engineer who has worked in a variety of industries and verticals, my focus has always been how to get more out of what you’ve already got. And more often than not, in the supply chain of companies, it’s about labor. Labor management is one of those topics that has been around for a long time, but doesn’t seem to go away. While there are companies that have had fantastic results year after year, there have also been companies that have gone away from using the tool like they did before. Often the reason is that they claim that they have no embraced LEAN or some other continuous improvement initiative – but to say thatLabor Management is not a part of LEAN is going to be something we discuss in other conversation.

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Tags: Strategy, Supply Chain

Blue Horseshoe named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Aug 21, 2012 11:50:45 AM

Inc. magazine 500-5000 list of fastest growing companies in America

For the second time, Inc. magazine ranks Blue Horseshoe on its Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Blue Horseshoe now shares a pedigree with Microsoft, Yelp, Zappos, Exact Target,Jamba Juice, Under Armour, Timberland, Pandora, Patagonia, Intuit, and other notable alumni. In addition to Blue Horseshoe, the 2012 list added such powerhouses as Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Strauss and a little social media company called Facebook.

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Tags: News, Strategy

Blue Horseshoe Honored as 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year

Posted by Blue Horseshoe on Jun 25, 2012 11:51:36 AM

Today, Blue Horseshoe proudly announced it has been selected as the winner of the2012 Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Industry Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

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Tags: Wholesale Distribution, News, Strategy

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