Cloud-based WMS increases flexibility, scalability and security

Cloud-based WMS increases flexibility, scalability and security

The rise of eCommerce and increasing demands of its customers has put pressure on warehouse and supply chain leaders to revolutionise their operations. Retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are pushed to broaden offerings and shorten delivery timeframe in order to remain competitive.

By engaging the right cloud supply chain partner, you’ll enable your organization to focus on your business without the burden of servers, networking, database, and other routine maintenance tasks.

How to deal with seasonal demands in Warehouses

How to deal with seasonal demands in Warehouses

The ability to meet customers’ needs all year long is crucial to a business’ success. However, purchasing inventory is a constant risk that companies undertake, as seasonal demands fluctuate and play havoc with stock levels.  

In order to prepare for that, a business must carefully and effectively manage its inventory levels observing seasonal variations to avoid storing unnecessary items as well as running out of popular ones, especially if they’re promising next-day or same-day delivery!

HighJump-Powered Warehouse Transformation Propels AdoreBeauty's International Expansion

HighJump-Powered Warehouse Transformation Propels AdoreBeauty's International Expansion

As recently posted, iWMS Australasia successfully implemented a HighJump WMS solution for Australian cosmetics e-commerce power house Adore Beauty, which supported the company in tripling its warehousing capacity.

Adore Beauty’s successful implementation really illustrates the impact a WMS can have in a business. By automating and optimizing all processes within your supply chain, it increases productivity, improves customer service and collaboration with partners, and leads up to much higher inventory accuracy. All of which are translated into higher profitability and growth.

Warehouse Automation Helps Adore Beauty Cut Costs, Packaging And Improve Delivery Times

Warehouse Automation Helps Adore Beauty Cut Costs, Packaging And Improve Delivery Times

iWMS Australasia successfully implemented a complex WMS solution for Australian award-winning online retailer Adore Beauty. For the company’ s CEO Kate Morris, HighJump’s volumetric calculation was key in choosing the solution. Not only has this feature improved inventory accuracy and packing time, it also allowed the company to significantly reduce the amount of cardboard used, as the CEO posted on LinkedIn.

What’s more, Morris believes the automation has created more job opportunities and is expected to bolster the company’s growth for the next five years.

Read the full article here.

Gain the Edge with Supply Chain Advantage

Gain the Edge with Supply Chain Advantage

Recent studies suggest that users prefer WMS that is easy to learn, efficient, flexible and satisfying.

In response, HighJump has built a consumer-friendly platform for everyone in your organisation; from executives to warehouse workers.

Wouldn’t you want to know how your business is performing at any point? Can those in operations access orders, inventory, and shipment updates on the go?

Lastly, can you share and examine warehouse workload data - on the road?

Is a Push or Pull Strategy Better for your Supply Chain?

Is a Push or Pull Strategy Better for your Supply Chain?

Increasing customer demands combined with the challenges of omni-channel retail; means that every supply chain needs a clear strategy going forward.

Smart operators also learn from their competitors. Generally, there are three ways you can improve your supply chain: people, processes and technology.

But none of this is possible without a strategy.

One such strategy is a push supply chain strategy.

How to Fulfill Changing Customer Demands with Omni-channel Retail

How to Fulfill Changing Customer Demands with Omni-channel Retail

Despite what you might think, your customers don’t care about ‘digital’, ‘omni-channel’ or ‘e-commerce.’ They care about buying products how they want, where they want, and swift and competent customer service.

In other words, these buzzwords are just a means to delivering on changing customer demands.

In order to fulfill on these changing demands, retailers need to assess their customers, competitors and changing technology. There are a few key questions that you can ask:

  • What is your competitive advantage?

  • Are you delivering on your customer promises?

  • Which channels are your customers using? Are all of them profitable?

  • Do your customers complain that you don’t offer certain channels?

  • Is your e-commerce platform working? Are customers completing their baskets?

5 Things your Competitors can Teach you About Omni-channel Retail

5 Things your Competitors can Teach you About Omni-channel Retail

The best supply chains in retail enable the quick transfer of goods. They are also transparent, versatile, stable and diversified.

There are three main components to achieving each of these attributes:

  • People
  • Processes
  • Technology

People means having the right individuals performing the tasks that best suit both the individual’s skill-set as well as the needs of the company. Processes means having the best systems in place in order to maximise your supply chains’ efficiency and sustainability.