Michael Koploy Info

Michael KoployERP Analyst at Software Advice

Michael writes on various ERP topics, with particular interests in supply chain management and retail industries. In addition to being an ERP Analyst for Software Advice, he manages Warehouse Management Systems Guide. In his free time he enjoys the food and live music scenes in Austin, Texas. Michael is a recent graduate of the University of Texas with a BS in Psychology

Latest Articles

  • 24/06/2013   Understanding the Incentive Process for Green Commercial Vehicles

    There are a number of U.S. government incentives available for the purchase of fuel-efficient commercial vehicles, but understanding the details and requirements is important before you make a (potentially) unwise investment.

  • 26/02/2013   4 Quick Strategies to Consider When Evaluating your Warehouse in 2013

    In a November 2012 study conducted by Intermec and Vanson Bourne, it was discerned that the medium-sized warehouse loses approximately 2,900 hours a year due to inefficiencies.

  • 28/07/2012   Can Warehouse Emulation Result in Successful In-store Fulfillment?

    Last month, I spoke with Shawn Casemore, supply chain consultant and founder of Casemore & Co. In our conversation, I wanted to gauge his reaction to the Wall Street Journal story about Macy’s implementing warehouse-like strategies within retail outlets in the U.S. to fulfill online orders.

  • 27/05/2012   5 Technology Options to Improve Transportation Efficiency

    The U.S. recession has been difficult for many trucking companies. Many have had to layoff drivers and sideline trucks. Add-in the increasingly strict regulations being placed on driver hiring, truck safety and emissions, and many fleets are, well, stuck between a rock and a hard place.

  • 13/04/2012   Are you asking the right sustainability questions?

    I’ve been thinking more and more about this discussion, and it’s become apparent to me: consumers want more sustainable products.

  • 22/02/2012   In-Demand Logistics Jobs

    Earlier this month, Wanted Analytics announced that job postings for supply chain positions were up 24% over the same 90-day period last year. Great news for the supply chain! But what jobs are in high demand?

  • 20/02/2012   Public-Sector Procurement and the Cloud

    Cloud-based, software as a service (SaaS) programs are becoming increasingly popular within the private sector

  • 08/12/2011   Improve Supplier Performance Management with These Four Strategies

    In a recent interview with Sherry Gordon, President at Value Chain Group, we discussed creating a shortlist of best practices for effective supplier performance management with scorecards. Sherry’s one of the leading experts in the field of performance management, and she had some great advice on how to effectively use scorecarding with SPM and SRM software (click here for reviews of some of the most popular systems).

  • 19/09/2011   Increasing Need for Supply Chain at the C-Level

    Tim Cook, Apple’s new CEO, has done a very impressive thing. Stuck in neutral due to a workforce talent crisis and an unbreakable reputation of being an “unsexy” industry, the supply chain has produced one of the most powerful business executives in the world

  • 06/08/2011   Four Ways to Rekindle Supplier Relationships for Better Logistics Operations

    How do we keep the “human” factor in an age of software automation? While many modern logistics and supply chain operations are governed by software systems, there is still great value in maintaining positive supplier relationships.