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What To Do With Your Distribution Center Metrics?

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To run a successful, small business, it’s imperative that your distribution center (DC) runs efficiently.  After all, the health of your business and the satisfaction of your customers depend on you having popular items in stock and orders shipped on time. Perhaps in the past year, you’ve moved from manual inventory tracking, like spreadsheets or handwritten records, to an automated ... Read More »

Supply and Demand Meets Consumer Demand

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Changes in the supply chain and how the modern consumer continues to influence its progress Do you remember the days of old when you would mail in a slip of paper and a check? In exchange, you could expect a package to grace your doorstep – within about two months. Then came toll-free, call-now numbers that could take your credit ... Read More »

How the Sharing Economy Has Changed the Supply Chain

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  There was a time not too long ago when the thought of getting into a stranger’s car, or sleeping in their bed, was unthinkable. We only trusted cab drivers to ferry us from place to place, or hotels to rent us rooms when we were away from home. Today, we consider these things relatively normal, thanks to the work ... Read More »

Robots In The Warehouse: Not just for Amazon

Composite image of a 3D generated model of a remote controlled drone taking off from a distribution warehouse full of cardboard boxes and goods. Drone is carrying a package for remote delivery: technology innovations allow quick shipping and delivery. The quadricopter has a camera and GPS to follow the route to destination. Drone model is white, carrying a brown yellow box.

In the past, we thought of autonomous robots—whether in the workplace, the warehouse or in our personal, everyday lives—as the stuff of science-fiction. In recent years, they’ve come to fruition, but they seem reserved for the innovative giants of industry; namely, Amazon. While other big retailers are also looking to cut supply chain and warehousing costs, no other company appeared ... Read More »

What Your Business Can Learn From Etsy

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As 2017 begins in earnest, one of the most intriguing companies to watch is Etsy, the peer-to-peer ecommerce platform that specializes in unique crafts. Now in its 11th year, Etsy’s growth has the business world talking—and other companies, big or small, should take note of their 2017 strategy, which looks to expand on what’s already made them successful. In a ... Read More »

Improving Small Business Time and Attendance

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Improving Small Business with Time and Attendance Can you think of an issue hotels and laboratories might have in common… something vital in the success of each business? In fact, vital in the success of all businesses?  Two very different companies implemented the same system that solved all of their time and attendance troubles. You can do the same. Running the Same Race in Different ... Read More »

How the Army Took Control of their Assets

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  Arguable the most powerful army in the world, spending $577 billion per year, stacked with superior airpower and a carrier fleet larger than other country’s entire navy, one would think the United States has asset management under control. Contrary to popular belief, while this army is out on the battlefield they’re losing the true war against asset management. Or ... Read More »

How Firemen Improved Asset Management Practices

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For years, volunteer fire departments have struggled with employee and asset management issues, not posing an issue for profit but simply challenging their continued existence. Here are some helpful tips on how volunteer fire fighters have successfully extinguish asset management emergencies.  It’s safe to say one of the most important emergency services operating in each city or town is the volunteer fire department. ... Read More »

Porsche Parts Distribution Centre Runs Faster with Zebra Printers

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Zebra Printers Keep International Supply Chain Seamless As a business grows, its supply chain becomes more complex. Not only are there more products to distribute to more clients, there’s an increased number of touch points along the way, and that opens up more opportunity for human error. For instance, the European automotive industry is experiencing significant growth in retail and ... Read More »