How can technology help SMBs to create a competitive advantage?

How can technology help SMBs to create a competitive advantage?

Meeting today’s consumer expectations is no small feat. To effectively manage shrinking time to delivery windows, fulfil omnichannel orders and enable drop-ship commerce, staff need instant access to supply chain data and the ability to act on it quickly and easily. This is particularly challenging for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) considering tight resources and competitive pressures.

Last-mile delivery management: challenges and strategies

Last-mile delivery management: challenges and strategies

The retail industry is changing at a fast pace. The new omnichannel reality epitomises consumers’ need for instant gratification. Fast delivery isn’t a differentiator anymore; it’s an expectation. So how can retailers expedite delivery whilst maintaining accuracy and profitability? The answer lies in good last-mile delivery management.

Video: top 5 last-mile delivery strategies

Video: top 5 last-mile delivery strategies

Despite being the most important, last-mile delivery can be the most inefficient leg of the supply chain.

We've summarized 5 top strategies for overcoming last-mile problems in this video.

Infographic: 5 top strategies for last-mile delivery

Infographic: 5 top strategies for last-mile delivery

Last mile is a supply chain and transportation management term used to describe the movement of goods from a distribution center to a final destination.

This infographic enlists the top strategies for achieving excellence in last-mile delivery.

Top benefits of running an Automated Dynamic Supply Chain

Top benefits of running an Automated Dynamic Supply Chain

Staying competitive in today’s increasingly complex retail environment requires supply chain professionals to implement innovative solutions. Moving to a dynamic model enables businesses to transform their supply chains into adaptable ecosystems of processes, people, technology and data.

Can your DC benefit from a Labour Management Software?

Can your DC benefit from a Labour Management Software?

Labour is one of the biggest overhead costs in warehouse and distribution operations. Yet, most warehouses cannot operate without a host of floor staff such as packers and pickers. In the world of ever shrinking delivery windows and ever growing customer expectations, effective warehouse and DC labour management is paramount. To remain profitable, businesses are trying to achieve the highest level of productivity with the lowest headcount possible.

Why is adaptability crucial when choosing a Warehouse Management Software?

Why is adaptability crucial when choosing a Warehouse Management Software?

Finding a complete supply chain solution that can adapt to and evolve with your business can be an expensive, laborious task.

But what if you could change the way your supply chain software worked to better fit your business? What if your own IT team could make these changes without modifying source code or disturbing the normal flow of your operations?

Is the drive towards delivery AVs going to help or hinder last-mile delivery?

Is the drive towards delivery AVs going to help or hinder last-mile delivery?

From self-driving trucks to robots and drones, the race is on and every major carrier and retailer wants to be the first to launch an AI driven delivery service.

So, is it beginning of the end for your friendly delivery guy?

Top 5 benefits of WMS carrier integration

Top 5 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:

Selecting the right picking method can transform your warehouse

Selecting the right picking method can transform your warehouse

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

Is it time for your business to review and/or streamline its picking method?

Are you using the best e-commerce fulfilment strategy to support your business?

Are you using the best e-commerce fulfilment strategy to support your business?

The incredible pace of adoption of internet retail and omnichannel is not only changing consumer purchasing behaviour, it is triggering fundamental operational changes for companies.

How do you succeed in this new economy where retailer and wholesalers need to reinvent themselves to compete (or comply) with giants like Walmart and Amazon? You need the right business processes and solutions that will support and scale with your company’s growth.

A WMS specially crafted for Breweries

A WMS specially crafted for Breweries

The growth of Craft Brewing can only be called phenomenal.

It has been fuelled by the passion of the brewers and the loyalty of their customers… And beards!

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Whether it’s selling your branded merchandise online, simplifying the ordering process for your distributors, extending your fan club memberships, managing special releases and events, or automating inventory or asset management, your growing brewing business will benefit from automation.