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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
07/03/2013 | Expert opinion - Rémy Dujardin, Test offer Manager, and Florian Lorence, JEE and mobile Technical Architect, Hardis Group
All studies agree: mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) are fast becoming the main access points to the Internet. Offering mobile applications is becoming a strategic issue for companies. But the right strategy still needs to be found...
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.
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.
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.