E-commerce: warehouse mechanization in questions

29/01/2014 | Expert opinion - Florent Boizard, Logistics Solutions Product Manager, Hardis Group

2013 has once again confirmed the trend: e-commerce is doing well. Providing customers' demands in terms of quality of service, delivery times and charges are properly met. For logistics professionals, the organizational challenges are numerous. Can warehouse mechanization respond to these challenges?

Mid-sized companies and SMEs: six questions about the private cloud

15/10/2013 | Expert opinion - Karim Ogbi, Infrastructure & Facilities Management Business Unit Director, Hardis Group

Despite a certain maturity, many mid-sized companies and SMEs are still asking a number of questions about the private cloud. Preconceptions, real issues, points requiring vigilance: 6 key questions to help gain better understanding of this new way of consuming IT.

Three stages for designing an effective cross-channel transport strategy

02/10/2013 | Expert opinion - Florent Boizard, Logistics Solutions Product Manager, Hardis Group

Cross-channel marketing has proved commercially effective, but it has also made logistical flows more numerous and complex. Three stages for designing a transport strategy that will provide impeccable quality of service, contain transport costs so as to keep delivery costs at an acceptable level, while at the same time preserving margins.

Successful service digitization strategy

17/09/2013 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Hardis Group Executive Vice President

Recent technological innovations have accelerated the service digitization movement in all sectors. From the standpoint of the IS department, who edits these services on behalf of core business managements, implementing a coherent and progressive strategy is essential to properly negotiate the change.

Mobile applications: the ISD is also involved

25/06/2013 | Expert opinion - Cédric Belmont, digitization and mobility consultant, Hardis Group

While the mobile application market is booming, it is also changing very quickly. As a result many IS departments are afraid of getting locked into poor choices. But solutions are available for deploying a mobile strategy without sacrificing scalability, agility and control of budgets.

Supply Chain: pinpointing return flows in order to optimize, anticipate and enhance them

16/10/2012 | Expert opinion - Florent Boizard, Consulting and Innovation Manager, Logistics Solutions, Hardis Group

Logistics is one of the key aspects of productivity in the retail sector. And yet, unlike shipping flows, return management is too often overlooked. Return flows can be optimized and anticipated to become creators of value for the company.

What future for your AS/400?

26/09/2012 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Director of Services, Marketing and Communication, Hardis Group

After 25 years of loyal service, the IBM AS/400 platform is still very much present in all industries, from large SMEs to key accounts, who praise its reliability. Conserve or migrate: the future of the AS/400 seems to be a black or white issue. In fact, the development possibilities are many.

Cross-channel logistics: how best to prepare for it?

29/08/2012 | Expert opinion - Florent Boizard, Consulting and Innovation Manager, Logistics Solutions, Hardis Group

After multi-channel logistics comes cross-channel logistics. And despite their linguistic similarity, which indeed sometimes leads to confusion, these two sales models imply very different logistical organizations: flows, processes, organization of teams and information systems all have to be adapted to this new context.

Setting up of a testing unit: the six key points for success

28/03/2012 | Expert opinion - Rémy Dujardin, Head of Test Offering, Hardis Group

Setting up a dedicated testing unit: is it appropriate? How far do we go? How do we justify this investment? How do we align its activity with the flow of projects? What are the pitfalls to avoid and the best practices to follow?