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MOCA Trivia

 MOCA is 20 years old this year. In late March of 1993, I gave the first demo of the system that evolved into what now is called MOCA. more...

   
Is SOA the Dippin' Dots of the Software World?  

I have had two big revelations as of late.  The first is that there has to be a shelf-life for the term “The Thing of the Future”.  The second is that I am a software architecture bigot – but I may be recovering.  Read on…

Warehouse Management System (WMS) Integrations Require Left and Right Brained Thinking

Creativity and Discipline are Needed, and that is Rarely Found in One Person; True Cost of Poor Integrations can Last for Years . Great integrations of Warehouse Management Systems with other enterprise, legacy and materials handling systems call for both sides of the brain firing on all cylinders. Integrations, it goes without saying, are tricky.Someone asked me last week what exactly that trick is.(more) -Originally published by SCDigest.com

Is a “Blended Rate” for Consulting Services Good for Customers?

Many are familiar with the notion of a “blended rate” in the consulting services and software implementation business. Consultants are smart, and the term “blended” itself was a good choice, as it connotes something smooth and easily digestible. (more) - Originally published by SCDigest.com

When it Comes to Warehouse Management Consultants, Rates Do Not Equal Value

Beware the $65 per Hour Resource that Takes 5 Times as Long

Okay, call me a dinosaur. Yes, I’ve been around for a while. But being one of the software developers that arguably defined the some of the best ways to write systems for WMS and automation interface layers, I think there is something I need to say. (Editor’s note: Fralick was a pioneer in development of a WMS that was based on a Service Oriented Architecture, which is now becoming the industry standard approach.) (more) - Originally published by SCDigest.com

Warehouse Management System (WMS) Integrations Require Left and Right Brained Thinking

Creativity and Discipline are Needed, and that is Rarely Found in One Person; True Cost of Poor Integrations can Last for Years . Great integrations of Warehouse Management Systems with other enterprise, legacy and materials handling systems call for both sides of the brain firing on all cylinders. Integrations, it goes without saying, are tricky.Someone asked me last week what exactly that trick is.(more) -Originally published by SCDigest.com

When Evaluating WMS, the “How” Question is Critical

You Have to Dig a Little Deeper to Understand the Design Philosophy Behind the Areas that are Critical for You

What happens when you get a couple of WMS architects together over dinner? Well, besides showing themselves as the true execution system geeks they are, inevitably the discussion turns to “What’s your approach to this?” or “How do you handle that?”  (more) - Originally published by SCDigest.com

 
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