Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. We have two new releases completely packed with new functionality to help our valued distribution and manufacturing clients compete within their industry.
By nature I have always been a very competitive person. I’ve learned early on that tragedies can happen, your skill set may not rival others, or you may just not be a natural at something. One year I was feeling a little down as I thought I should be further in certain areas of my life and a wonderful mentor of mine asked me what was I even comparing myself to? He then said, “Take a look at a few things here. At one time you were waiting tables and now you are an owner of a company with a very long history and employees who count on you. Long ago you did not even know how the chess pieces moved and lost every game you played. Now you’re someone to be reckoned with. You’re not really looking at the total picture.”
What does this have to do with KPIs? A KPI is a key performance indicator. They are used to evaluate the performance or success of any given task, program, employee, etc. So, what makes it so important to anyone in the business world?
Rate shopping comes up a lot when discussing how manufacturers and distributors can save on shipping costs, but what exactly does that mean? The term can be used to describe a number of things from choosing a credit card, to purchasing a car, to picking the most cost effective method of shipping for each product and client. So, how does this help manufacturers and distributors save money and time? Let’s take a look.
First of all, if you have not read Why My Mom Would Have Been a Good Warehouse Manager, please do so. This will give you a very quick understanding of Helga. Now, a quick story; I make these homemade meatballs that are extremely labor intensive and well worth it. My Mom and I joined a church pot luck event one year and upon arrival, one of the ladies grabbed my meatballs in the crock-pot and immediately put them on a lower shelf as if to say they weren’t good enough to be displayed. So the following Christmas, Helga bought me a beautiful serving dish with a sterno underneath. The card read, “No one will ever poo poo my daughter’s meatballs again.” What does this have to do with presentation and preparation? Let’s take a look at it.
Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. We have a huge brand new release completely packed with new functionality to help our valued distribution and manufacturing clients compete within their industry.
Let’s face it; technology is tricky, especially in today’s world. From constantly evolving technologies in the Supply Chain Sector, such as loT, to the ever changing political trends, distributors and manufacturers may feel challenged in keeping up with technology. On top of that, when you rely on outside vendors to help you implement and change your technology, you may feel like you’re losing control. The good news is people still make the difference in your Supply Chain and Technology Initiatives.
For over two decades we have served many operations, warehouse, technology, and plant managers with the development of our WMS and Shipping Solution. We also have a vast amount experience with VARS (Value Added Re-sellers), Consultants, and other industry experts, all of which have provided us with a unique perspective into customer service and satisfaction. Here are some examples of excellent customer service points:
Hi everyone! Yep, that’s me, Kirsten Austin. For those of you who don’t know, I have been involved in the software business with a focus on manufacturing, distribution and fulfillment for over twenty five years.
Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. We have two brand new releases completely packed with new functionality to help our valued distribution and manufacturing clients compete within their industry.
So, being a woman, I do of course have an emotional outlook on business and life. Working in the automation and supply chain industry for several decades has also provided me with an interesting, experienced-based prospective on technology and people. Let’s delve into this a little more.
Our company sells software that works with wireless technology. It eliminates the need for humans to have to hand-key data into a system for inventory control, shipping, materials, operations, etc. This technology comes with a price tag but has definite returns. So the question is when can a human solve an operational problem and when can technology?
Did You Know We’ve Been Working with UPS® Since 2003?
For years we have helped our distribution, fulfillment and manufacturing clients ship and track their orders with UPS®. UPS® is one of the largest and oldest multi-national package and shipping companies. You can find us on their list of solution providers here!