Friday, March 25, 2011

Proof of Delivery Problems?

A Proof of Delivery or POD is a receipt showing the date and place of delivery to the consignee, and the signature of the person receiving the shipment. Why is a POD important? Without a POD, the consignee can dispute the delivery and refuse payment. Without a POD there is little or no recourse. I have seen instances where Proof of Delivery was disputed years after the delivery had been made. This was done under the guise of an audit. PODs for a number of shipments, supposedly chosen at random and POD were requested. If the PODs were not provided, the consignee intended to take a credit for the shipments in question. I witnessed a dispute involving several full truck loads of merchandise. I've heard similar stories from other manufacturers.

I hear of losses from POD related issues again and again. The problem costs companies substantial sums. Eliminating this problem, or even significantly reducing it can have a big impact on the bottom line.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Internet Explorer 9 Has Been Released - Does This Affect You?

First let me say that after an initial look at IE9 I must say it looks good, very good in fact. Click here to read a review of IE9.

Should you install it on your computer? Should you deploy it to all of the computers in your office? The answer to these questions will vary and also depends on which version of the Windows operating system you are currently using.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Welcome to Technology for Managers

After the initial success of my blog Technology for Mortals it became apparent that there was a need for articles written from the business owner or managers perspective. This will be the home for such articles. If you are already a subscriber to Technology for Mortals or Technology for Techies, thank you for visiting. I hope you will benefit from the content here as well. This blog will contain material written from the perspective of a business owner or manager. I may at times post similar content to my other blogs. If I do, the content will be modified to reflect the perspective of the intended audience.

Again, thank you for visiting the Technology for Managers blog and Welcome!