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Warehouse Security Protection: Part I – Preventing Theft

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2022 12:25:06 PM / by Logimax posted in Logimax, WMS, warehouse management software, 3PL software, warehouse security, theft, protect your warehouse, inventory shrinkage

Welcome to the first in a three-part series on Warehouse Security Protection. In this series, you will find information on how to identify areas of your company most likely at risk for security threats like theft, physical intervention (intentional or unintentional), and cybercrimes, plus helpful prevention methods against common security risks.

While it can be difficult to think about 3PL or warehouse security threats, it's important to remember that they can happen when 

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Warehouse Software Users Cautiously Embrace Change in 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2022 12:36:19 PM / by Logimax posted in Logimax, WMS, warehouse management software, warehouse technology trends, inventory management, 2022 trends

Supply chain and labor challenges resulting from the pandemic have led to companies adopting more modern methods of running their distribution facilities over the past year, but leaders are somewhat guarded in doing so given the economy.

The following are some of the key trends from a recent annual survey by Modern Materials Handling. The survey results are 

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How to Maintain Order and Process Returns in the Warehouse Efficiently

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2022 10:49:51 AM / by Logimax posted in Supply Chain, Logimax, WMS, Best WMS, Product Data Management, supply chain management, warehouse management software, recalls, returns, 3PL software, product returns, distribution, warehouse operation, inventory management

Product returns are always a hassle. Whether it's due to shipment damage, product malfunction, or product recall, managing returns effectively is essential for 3PLs and warehouses. One of the biggest challenges when handling returns is keeping employees' labor-intensive tasks well organized. Through automated processing and integration with external systems, your 3PL

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How to Get More Warehouse Customers and Keep the Ones You Have

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2022 8:41:30 AM / by Logimax posted in Logimax, Best WMS, warehouse management software, technology in warehouse, Increase 3PL Customers, attract more warehouse clients

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

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9 Considerations When Choosing the Right WMS System for your Warehouse

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Logimax posted in 3PL, Warehouse Software, Logimax, WMS, choosing software, Best WMS

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.

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4 Reasons to Consider Moving to the Cloud

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 14, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Logimax posted in Logistics Software, 3PL, Supply Chain, Warehouse Software, Logimax, WMS

 

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.

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Cold Chain Warehouse Best Practices

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Logimax posted in Logimax, WMS, supply chain management, warehouse management software, cold chain supply, cold storage maintenance, cold storage

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 

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5 Ways to Better Manage Your Inventory

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Logimax posted in Logistics Software, Warehouse Software, Logimax, WMS

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.

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Top Warehouse Management News from March 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2022 11:30:00 AM / by Logimax

Find out the latest news and insight about warehouse management in our monthly roundup below.

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Label and Chip Shortages Affect Warehouses Too

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2022 2:05:12 PM / by Logimax posted in 3PL, Logimax, WMS, RFID, supply chain crisis, labels, RFID readers, paper mill strike, semiconductor chip shortage

UPDATED 5/12/22

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.

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