RedBlack targets ordering

first_imgRedBlack Software has released a new Automated Orders function for its CyBake Touch shop management solution, which claims to take the guesswork out of predicting shop sales.Standalone product Cybake Touch runs on EPoS tills to provide a link between head office and retail outlets via the internet. The new Automated Orders function generates its own suggested orders, for a retail baker, for the following week. “The suggested orders are created from an algorithm agreed with each customer,” said the firm. “For example, on short shelf-life products, the Automated Orders software may use an average of the last week’s actual sales plus a percentage uplift to suggest what should be ordered for the following week.”Shop managers are still required to review and confirm the suggested orders, which allows them to moderate the results for changes to the usual routine, such as school holidays.last_img read more

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Sam Bell

first_imgThis name should ring a bell with IU graduates!  Sam Bell, long-time Indiana University Track and Cross Country Coach, passed away on June 27 of this year.  Sam was the head coach at IU from 1970 until 1998.  During that time Sam won 22 Big Ten titles for the Hoosiers.Sam not only worked at IU with their track program, but also spent many years working with our National Olympic Track and Field Team.  The best thing you could say about Sam is “He probably forgot more about coaching than many people will ever know.”  Sam was a personal friend of mine and used 2 of my Batesville athletes on his team.  Judy Bogenschutz had a fine career under Bell and Pete Schmidt also ran for Sam.  Judy and Pete were both at IU in the late 70’s-early 80’s.  Judy later coached under Sam while he was still the head coach at IU.Bell’s most recognized athlete was probably Bob Kennedy, an Olympian runner.  Sam was very demanding, but if you did what he said, your results made the hard work very profitable.  Most of the athletes who stayed with Sam  loved their association with him.  Track and field lost a great mind!last_img read more

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