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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The right WMS software can make it possible for your operation to run more efficiently, effectively and smoothly.
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The IBM user group, COMMON, has gone virtual for their 50th POWERUp event next week. Logimax will be there, along with our sister companies Varsity Logistics (IBM-native shipping software) and Friedman Corp. (IBM-native ERP). We'll have a virtual booth and will be hosting a Lunch-and-Learn session. Get a FREE Expo pass or register for the entire 4-days of jam-packed educational opportunities specific to IBM users. Check it out!
COMMON, an organization for companies on the IBM i, is hosting a virtual conference today and tomorrow, and it's free. Register and view the full schedule herethen mark your calendar for our presentation on Thursday.
Logimax, along with our sister companies Friedman Corporation and Varsity Logistics, will be showcasing the user advantages of an integrated system, as well as the features and benefits of each software independently, as we help you Make, Move or Ship your products to market.
We're still hoping that things in Florida settle down soon so the COMMON PowerUp event for the IBM community can be held this year. The organization rescheduled its 60th Anniversary event from April in Atlanta to Aug. 31 - Sept 3 in Tampa. That's six weeks from now but, as we've all seen, a lot can happen in a few days,