Logistics: anticipating the rise of omnichannel flows

09/11/2015 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Lucas, Pre-sales, Reflex Logistics Solutions, Hardis Group

Web-to-store, mobile-to-store, web-in-store, store-to-web... omnichannel flows are up and running, with the promise to the consumer that he or she can order from any channel, have items delivered and / or return them in the manner of his/her choosing. To deliver this promise, the supply chain must reinvent itself so as to become customer focused... while controlling costs.

Geolocation of objects and people: the technology chosen depends on what it is to be used for

11/06/2015 | Expert opinion - Cédric Belmont, Business Solutions manager, Hardis Group

Indoor and outdoor geolocation of people and property provide considerable opportunities for new BtoC, BtoB and BtoE digital services in all sectors: distribution, health, industry, maintenance, logistics, agriculture, etc. All that remains is to make the right technology choices... and these depend on the expected uses.

Smart Data: 8 tips to turn your data into a competitive advantage

24/02/2015 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Hardis Group Executive Vice President

The real challenge of Big Data is not technological: it is "business". It will necessarily involve human expertise to enrich the data and get it to "speak". How to move from Big Data to Smart Data, and transform your data into a competitive advantage in 8 points.

Mobile applications: the five key quality factors

08/10/2014 | Expert opinion - Laurent Dall'Agnol, Senior Consultant, and Rémy Dujardin, Deputy Manager Consultancy, Hardis Group

With users becoming ever more demanding and mature with regard to the new technologies, the quality of mobile applications is a sine qua non for their adoption. In this respect, adapting the tests to the specificities of mobility is indispensable: here's a quick run-down in five points.

More agile IS departments through application services

04/06/2014 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Hardis Group Executive Vice President

Under pressure from the market, core business managements today will freely opt for external services and applications without necessarily calling on the IS department. And users think that the slightest internal project will last for months. But what if, with application service components, the IS department was able to prove to its internal customers that they are wrong?

Digitizing companies: industrial processes with experimental processes

18/02/2014 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Hardis Group Executive Vice President

With the growth in digital technology, value creation is now organized more around services than around products. This is a shake-up for businesses, who need to switch from an industrial process culture, to an economic model based on experimentation, agility and complicity with its customers.

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.