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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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How to Choose the Right Warehouse Management Solution - Part I

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Logimax posted in WMS, choosing software, Best WMS, WMS Buying Process

How to Choose the Right Warehouse Management Solution - Part I

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Keep Your WMS Up-to-Date: 5 Considerations

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 1, 2022 11:14:34 AM / by Logimax posted in Warehouse Software, Logimax, WMS, Best WMS, parcel shipping, WMS Buying Process, warehouse management software, warehouse management system

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. 

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Top 5 Warehouse Technology Trends for 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2022 9:30:00 AM / by Logimax posted in WMS, warehouse management, warehouse management software, warehouse management system, technology in warehouse, warehouse technology trends

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?

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3 Major 3PL Supply Chain Challenges for 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2022 12:10:23 PM / by Logimax posted in Logistics Software, 3PL, Logimax, WMS, Best WMS, COVID-19, supply chain management, Omicron Variant, 2022 Challenges, Labor Shortage, Shipping, warehouse management software

2021 was a rough year for everyone, including the product distribution industry. So what does 2022 have in store for the industry now? More problems, of course! Any business involved in product distribution and third-party logistics (3PL) is facing new challenges to get their products to customers in a timely fashion. The general public is still seeing bare shelves in stores and suppliers are struggling to provide inventory to fill the void. Adding new issues to the already ongoing industry problems has been quite a hurdle for manufacturers, warehouses, and retailers alike. 

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Risky Business vs. Risk Management: JIT vs. JIC in the Warehouse

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2022 1:33:57 PM / by Logimax posted in 3PL, Warehouse Software, Best WMS, supply chain management, WMS Buying Process, warehouse management, JIT, JIC, risk management, supply chain crisis, Just In Time, Just in Case

Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory control is well known in the warehouse management industry. Most recently, JIT has become quite a challenge for many industries due to supply chain uncertainty. This has resulted in manufacturing and warehouse distribution paralysis worldwide. Was your company prepared for the crisis? If not, it's time to consider a Just-in-Case (JIC) approach.

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Why Your WMS Software is Key to Unlocking Current Supply Chain Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2022 10:00:19 AM / by Logimax posted in Logistics Software, 3PL, Supply Chain, WMS, choosing software, trends, warehouse operations, supply chain management, IBM software, warehouse management, JIT, JIC

You’ve read it in the headlines. It affects everyday life whether you are the consumer or a product supplier. Severe supply chain backlogs are crippling product sales everywhere and it’s not only costing companies significantly but straining customer relationships. Issues can include late shipments, persistent out-of-stocks, and disgruntled end-users, to name a few.

With no supply chain relief in the near future, you must have a strong grasp of your current warehouse management system (WMS) software and its capabilities, or lack thereof. Does your current WMS software live up to your expectations? If not, a re-evaluation may be in order.

To be the most efficient, and therefore most profitable, during and after this dreadful supply chain crisis, the right WMS software can help you succeed.

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How to Choose the Right Warehouse Management Solution - Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2021 5:29:10 PM / by Logimax posted in WMS

There’s no question that selecting the correct WMS software for your needs can be extremely difficult to do. Yet it remains one of the biggest decisions warehouse managers or anyone else in your organization can possibly ever make. 

Given the stakes, it’s important to have a resource like this two-part guide to help you select the best possible option. 

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4 Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make When Choosing Your WMS

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2021 10:05:00 AM / by Logimax posted in WMS

Warehouses are often one of the most critical components in how goods move from supplier to end-user.

Given their important function in our modern world of commerce, it’s essential that all managers - and anyone else responsible for day-to-day warehouse management functions - are able to understand the incredible stakes of getting the right WMS system. Your WMS keeps things flowing smoothly, so when you’re choosing it, you need to know what to look for.

The best way to learn about how to select the proper WMS software is to first understand the mistakes you simply must avoid.

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9 Benefits of Warehouse Management Software

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2021 11:30:00 AM / by Logimax posted in Warehouse Software, WMS, Best WMS

The right WMS software can make it possible for your operation to run more efficiently, effectively and smoothly. 

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