A primary goal for any business is to keep their current customers and increase the bottom line with new sales. Logistics companies are no different. You secured and have kept your current customers for a reason – you're doing a great job overall. Whether your facility offers services designed to address an industry’s unique needs or is an expert in managing supply chain logistics, it’s important to know what your business is best at and to promote it. Do your
Whether you are in the market for a warehouse management system (WMS) or are looking to replace the outdated one you already have, you likely know the benefits of having one manage your operation.
A fully functional WMS gives you greater e-commerce capabilities, gives you better control of your inventory and production process, improves efficiency and speed, and delivers data in real time to help you determine future improvements.
Cloud-based computing, or “the cloud,” is a new way to deliver on-demand services through a subscription model. For companies of any size, from startups and beyond, the cloud provides affordability, around-the-clock connectivity, scalability, greater security, and more.
Operating in the cloud means moving away from tangible software that is installed via on-site hardware versus software run on distant servers that are owned and operated by your hosting provider. The IBM i platform, for example, is the hosting server for Logimax. There are many reasons why moving to the cloud gives your company a long-term advantage. Here are the main four.
From initial production to getting products directly into consumers’ hands, the supply chain industry has many working arms. When it comes to 3PL warehousing and storage, it’s not just racks and pallets of cartons being housed in a building with four walls and a roof. Many products have very specific storage requirements, especially those considered cold chain items.
What is Cold Chain?
The cold chain involves temperature management of perishable products. Certain environmental requirements must be adhered to in order to maintain the quality and safety of each product stored. Required conditions can range from flash freezing to
Transparency with your inventory is the surest way to show customers your warehouse operation can be trusted. As paper bookkeeping becomes more obsolete, businesses need to stay ahead of the trend by incorporating digital tools and best practices to help them grow.
Supply chain problems have not gone away for any of us, unfortunately. The pandemic paralyzed manufacturing, shipping, and product distribution worldwide including the warehousing industry. We are all still feeling pains from inventory backlogs, out-of-stock situations, and staffing shortages. Warehouses and manufacturers are now dealing with shortages in paper labels and RFID supplies (tags, labels, and readers). Here is the latest on how these shortages can affect the supply chain industry directly.
How to Choose the Right Warehouse Management Solution - Part I
Distributors, 3PLs, and manufacturers have had more than enough challenges on their hands recently. It’s no surprise if you haven’t had time to focus on your warehouse management system (WMS) inadequacies. If you find that your system can’t keep up with the ever-changing demands of everyday product fulfillment, now is the time to contemplate investing in your WMS. Consider the following five key recommendations to keep your business operating efficiently and your WMS operations up-to-date.
Warehouse management is more important than ever before.
The continued boom of eCommerce, coupled with the crippling effects of COVID-19 have resulted in a need for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
But what should you look for?
What trends are expected to be game-changers in the world of warehousing?