Is your warehouse safe?

Is your warehouse safe?

For a retail, wholesale or distribution company, safeguarding inventory against damage and theft is paramount to ensure continued profitability. We have enlisted the main actions you can adopt to ensure the security of your warehouse. Use it as a checklist to review your current safety measures, identify and address possible vulnerabilities.

Video: data visibility

Video: data visibility

Access to information must keep up with the rapid pace that today’s cyber economy drives your business. Moreover, it must be available where and when needed to inform sound decision-making.

Data visibility and accessibility can turn your business around. So how do you not only compile data, but analyse it to acheive true operational insight?

Infographic: 5 Top Benefits of WMS Carrier Integration

Infographic: 5 Top Benefits of WMS Carrier Integration

Whether you store your retail or wholesale inventory in your own warehouses, or you are a third-party logistics company responsible for fulfilment and #distribution of external clients’ products, you depend on one or multiple carriers to deliver your goods.

We have enlisted the 5 top benefits of having an integrated Application Programming Interface (API) with carriers:

Aliviate your seasonal peak stress with voice!

Aliviate your seasonal peak stress with voice!

Warehouse operations are put to the test during seasonal peaks, as some companies can see up to 50% of their annual order volume at this time. With voice, you can "season-proof" your operation, ensuring peak productivity and accuracy when you need it most.

Video: picking methods

Video: picking methods

Picking is the part of the fulfilment process that can directly enhance or jeopardize customer satisfaction, so you should regularly review the efficiency of the methods you’re using, noting their strengths and weaknesses.

To help you assess which method bests suit your business, we've compiled a video briefly describing the most common picking methods:

Infographic: Top 5 Benefits of Voice Technology

Infographic: Top 5 Benefits of Voice Technology

Compared to other stages like shipping, storage, and receiving, order picking forms as much as 55% of operation costs in a fulfilment and distribution centre. So what are the main benefits of voice technology applied to the picking process?

Video: do you really need a WMS?

Video: do you really need a WMS?

Although all warehouses are managed differently, depending on the type of business and ultimately the supply chain they support, there a few common problems that most warehouse managers encounter. Could a WMS be the solution to any or all of them?

Watch the video to find out:

Infographic: SKUs X UPCs

Infographic: SKUs X UPCs

SKUs and UPCs serve different purposes. SKUs are internal codes used to track inventory, while UPCs are standardized external product indentifyers. Whether you need SKUs, UPCs or both depends on what you're using them for and where you sell your products and services. Understading their main differences will help you decide which code(s) you need to use:

Are returns taking the ‘Merry’ out of your Christmas sales?

Are returns taking the ‘Merry’ out of your Christmas sales?

The ease of the shopping experience combined with buying without trying inevitably leads to consumers exchanging or returning products. And returns are notably more frequent during the holiday season.

Is the prospect of having to deal with returns spoiling your holiday sales excitment? We’ve enlisted a few strategies to help you drive profit from returns this season:

New Zealand Online Consumers

New Zealand Online Consumers

Omnichannel is the new reality in which retailers need to operate to remain competitive. The New Zealand consumer is thoroughly connected, omni-device and omni-channel.

How do you appeal to this consumer? Moreover, how do you accurately and promptly fulfil their needs?

Infographic: wearable technology for warehouses

Infographic: wearable technology for warehouses

Wearable devices can increase speed, productivity, safety and accuracy in a range of task-driven warehouse processes. So what kind of tech is available out there?

E-commerce order fulfilment as a business?

E-commerce order fulfilment as a business?

The demand for transport and logistics as a service is growing, driven by the rise of online shopping. This opens an opportunity for retailers and transportation companies alike, to broaden their service offerings to include storage and fulfilment. However, there is more to becoming a 3PL than just adding "Logistics" to the company’s name.

Video: What is SKU

Video: What is SKU

SKUs make it much easier to keep track of inventory at each DC location. Moreover, analysing attribute level data helps clarify the impact of each SKU on sales, helping managers with deciding which variations to add or eliminate from distribution.

But what exactly is SKU? Watch this brief video to find out:

5 Top Benefits of Voice Picking

5 Top Benefits of Voice Picking

As voice has grown in popularity in many people’s personal lives, it has also become more common in the warehouse.  Today, millions of warehouses across the world are running their picking processes, receiving, put-away, interleaving and more with voice.

Best practices for warehouse inventory management

Best practices for warehouse inventory management

There is more than one way to manage your inventory. In this article, we summarize the main practices you can follow to better manage your inventory, with a focus on automating your supply chain. Consider all options and select the ones that better suit your business needs.

Top trends that are shaping the supply chain of the future

Top trends that are shaping the supply chain of the future

New technologies are reinventing supply chains, by digitally connecting every single manufacturing, fulfiling and distributing process in a holistic view. Software solutions and networked devices are significantly boosting efficiency and productivity.

We’ve enlisted the top trends that are shaping the supply chain of the future: