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Articles by Kelly Nichols

Kelly Nichols

Kelly is an Integration Recruiter with ten years of experience placing consultants in the technology field. He has been with Remedi Electronic Commerce Group for the past six years working exclusively with EDI, EAI, and eCommerce professionals across North America.

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EDI is the Best Kept Secret in Logistics

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Jun 23, 2016 3:01 PM

On Sunday my wife and I went to our local large grocery store chain to get what we needed for the week like every other Sunday.  While walking into the store I saw all the plants for sale outside of the store, with firewood.  I walked in to see all the bakery supplies, flowers, Japanese food bar, the deli, bread aisle, fruit and vegetables etc.  When I looked at the labels, I saw that the tomatoes were from Mexico, oranges from Florida, etc.  I wondered, how did all this food from different countries get to one store?  Do all the items just show up at each store?  Is there one person that coordinates all the shipments from the vendors?  The store would have to have an army of employees to coordinate all these orders and shipments.  For them to make money it would have to be automated, right?

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A Little Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

Posted by Kelly Nichols on May 5, 2016 4:02 PM

I have been in the recruiting field for 10 years now. Technical resumes break all the traditional rules of resume writing. The reason being is because technology changes so much and the rules surrounding IT departments are constantly evolving. Here are a few tips to freshen up your resume.

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Summer Vacation Plans?

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Mar 16, 2016 4:15 PM

The first day of spring is March 19th, which means warmer weather and enjoying the outdoors again.  This also means your employees will start going on vacations. Whether they’re for spring break, graduations, or further into summer, it won’t be until August that you see your staff on a regular basis when school starts again.

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Finding EDI Talent for Your Team

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Jan 29, 2016 1:14 PM

Next week is the big game. Its a chance to see the two best teams in the NFL battle for all the glory. The The big game has always been a great excuse to get together with friends and family to watch the game and have a good time. We always have everyone bring an appetizer to our party so there is plenty of junk food to enjoy right in the middle of your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and eat healthy. Its amazing when you think about it how much the game has evolved the last 50 years. Now it seems we get more enjoyment from commercials than the game itself. The price for one 30 second commercial is what some companies devote to their marketing budget for an entire year!

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When is the Best Time of Year to Find EDI Talent?

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Nov 17, 2015 11:59 AM

Through my 5 years at Remedi, I have been constantly searching for the best EDI talent in North America. There always seem to be plenty of EDI Administrators available but I can’t say the same for EDI Mappers, Developers, and Architects. These individuals tend to have full schedules throughout the year. Many EDI Managers wonder when is the best time of the year to find the best talent in EDI. Most new EDI projects usually kick off in January for the 1st quarter of the following year where the budget is available. In my experience, if you wait until January to start hiring you have missed an incredible window. Most EDI projects wrap up with companies in November before the Thanksgiving holiday where people usually take vacations, which means most EDI talent is looking for a new project in December.

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