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?

E-commerce logistics: a necessary industrialization of the processes

26/01/2012 | Expert opinion - Florent Boizard, Consulting and Innovation Manager, Logistics Solutions, Hardis Group

E-commerce has become an undeniable force in the retail distribution landscape. How does e-commerce logistics differ from that of traditional distribution? How can we manage these specific features? Six key points to take into account to reconcile productivity and quality of service in an e-commerce warehouse.

Software publishers: the 10 key points to consider before switching to SaaS

17/06/2011 | Expert opinion - Nicolas Odet, Director of Services, Marketing and Communication, Hardis Group

For software publishers, moving from a model of license sales, support and maintenance to a system involving subscription to a service is not without consequence: technical changes need to be made to their solutions, the marketing and sales effort is different and there may be an impact on internal organization. To avoid mistakes and to bring a project on which the future of an entire company m...

Application testing: how to reconcile quality and agility?

22/03/2011 | Expert opinion - Rémy Dujardin, Head of Test Offering, Hardis Group

A study by Pierre Audoin Consultants in October 2010 confirms that application testing is a fast-growing market. But in people's minds it's still often equated with long, costly constraints. And yet quality of information systems is not incompatible with agility. We need to get away from the idea of a cost incurred at the end of the development, and to see testing as an ongoing investment throu...