Warehouse Reconfiguration Boosts Efficiency [Download Case Study]

Family-owned bookstore chain, Half Price Books hit a growth spurt that sent them looking for a way to innovate their stores and wholesale subsidiary, Texas Bookman. They implemented Manhattan Scale to manage their warehousing needs but still needed a better way to store more product in their already-crowded central distribution center, as well as a more-efficient and ergonomically-correct way to distribute product to their stores.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse

Half Price Books is Embracing Innovation [Download Case Study]

While major national booksellers have shuttered retail outlets as they try to compete with Internet giants, Half Price Books has seen a remarkable 21st century growth spurt. With 130 stores in 17 states, Half Price Books is the largest family-owned chain of new and used bookstores in the United States. They also operate a wholesale subsidiary, Texas Bookman.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse

Tips for Lot Controlled Warehouse Design

Summer is here and you’re busting out the sunscreen, packing up the cooler with snacks and heading to the beach.

Know what I’m thinking about? The supply chain processes that went into getting all those products to you.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Tips

D365 Recommended Performance Practices Training

CAS-Q2-Header-570x172_cRecommended Performance Practices – MS Dynamics 2012 and D365 is your opportunity to learn how to stop system problems before they start.

This two-day training kicks off on May 21, 2019 at Blue Horseshoe’s headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.

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Topics: Warehouse, Events

Microsoft Dynamics moves Poco Loco's Warehouse to the Future

Poco Loco’s Tex-Mex food products may travel the world, but the company is investing in making its food production environmentally friendly. With a business philosophy grounded in flexibility, minimum complexity, and greater speed, building a state-of-the-art food production and warehouse facility is another step forward in Poco Loco’s commitment to sustainability.

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Topics: Warehouse

Developing Custom WHS Wave Configuration in D365FO

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The Blue Horseshoe supply chain team gets this question a lot: How do you develop a custom WHS wave step in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations? 

This process has dramatically changed from custom wave steps in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. In AX 2012, the developer creates the custom wave step by extending the base enumeration and overlayering the class WHSPostEngineCustom. 

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Topics: Warehouse, Microsoft Dynamics 365

4 Reasons Why a Custom WMS Handcuffs Your Supply Chain

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You see the signs. You’re missing orders. You have no inventory insight. Your supply chain is eating away your profit margins. Your Warehouse Management System (or lack of one) just isn’t working.

A new, custom Warehouse Management System (WMS) could be the ideal solution. Just build your own the WMS that does what you want it to do and problems are solved, right? 

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse

Supply Chain Goes Cloud First

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Cloud based services, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS Marketplace, and Oracle Cloud, provide
business solutions for a variety of industries and business types. But do they work? The simple answer is yes.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse

D365 Warehouse Management Training

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Warehouse Management: The Fundamentals is your opportunity to learn from the architect’s behind Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Dynamics AX warehouse management modules.

This two-day training kicks off on March 26, 2019 at Blue Horseshoe’s headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.

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Topics: Warehouse, Events

D365 April 2019 Release Brings Advanced Warehousing 

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The April 2019 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations delivers new warehousing capabilities to help companies better manage their supply chains. Licensed through Blue Horseshoe, this upgraded functionality is now part of D365’s base code.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Microsoft Dynamics 365