Some of the most compelling tech news used to come from conversations or comparisons between the late Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple and Bill Gates, former CEO of Microsoft. They each offered a stark contrast to the other as two colossal tech giants competing voraciously for the same client mind share and wallet. Elegant product designs marketed wonderfully for the graphics and education industry with an intuitive interface vs. tech savvy business productivity tools that just worked once configured for your business complexity. Both companies leveraged their positions magnificently into two customer camps; the Apple world not yielding to the PC world; the Apple iOS at a standoff with Microsoft Windows. The convergence of Apple and Microsoft platforms could only live in harmony through disruptive forces.
As often is the case, this harmony arose from disruption. It started in the Apple store. What many did not see coming was a convergence of technology from these juggernaut companies, that when combined, bring us previously unrecognized supply chain solutions. We saw how easily Clients could transact returns and make new purchases with the power of an iTouch with a scanning boot and a credit card swipe – DISRUPTION! This is a simple, elegant and affordable technology deployment that fits the supply chain application in the most efficient way. How is this different from most supply chains being managed today? It starts with an order, demand needs to be fulfilled, automation of inventory tracking from the pick to the pack and the ship! A CHANGING PARADIGM – not all supply chain devices need to be built for extreme conditions! These consumer based devices utilizing cellular and WiFi have proven to be useful in business applications such as supply chain and inventory management causing a unintended shift … almost overnight!
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