Our team continues to improve the DCWarehouse Automation Suite with extremely important supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution features. Our goal is to help our clients better compete with time savings, inventory accuracy and modern technology!Read More
Wow, we’re into the 2nd quarter of 2021 and let’s just say everyone is learning that half of business is staying in the game and the other half is innovating so you can continue growing. What a roller coaster ride. So with all of these changes, there are a few trends, that in my opinion, may be here to stay. Let’s look into these.
In December of 2019, while “chatting” on Twitter, an unlikely source, Chris Astley-Stone of Burley Appliances Ltd., a UK manufacturer of the world’s most efficient & cleanest wood-burning stoves, gave us an idea. It was an idea that we should host a USA Manufacturing Chat, one similar to their UK Manufacturing Chat. Since this chat is pretty time-consuming to manage, I volunteered to start it but only if I could get some help.
If you are a growing company and your orders are becoming more challenging to keep up, using wireless technology may be inevitable. Paper pick lists and manual in-put during the fulfillment process can leave room for errors. These mistakes can include picking the wrong products, shipping to the wrong location or duplicating efforts. DCWarehouse allows you to pick, pack and ship your products using real-time wireless technology. Many of our distribution and manufacturing clients have moved away from paper processes and implement paperless picking. We support several methods depending on their products and order types. Some of our clients use a variety of picking methods based on their operations or even a combination of picking methods.Read More
If you have not read our blog on Work Ethic, please do. Today I want to talk about something known throughout the ages as the Last Ditch Effort. According to Grammar Monster (www.grammar-monster.com), “A last ditch attempt is a last-minute attempt or an attempt to do something at the final opportunity to do so. This term has its origins in a speech by King William III of England in the late 17th Century. He called upon all Englishmen to “fight and die in the last ditch” to defend England.”
After a few decades in the manufacturing and distribution industry, I have seen many shipping trends come and go. Let’s face it, I was here when the Internet was referred to as the World Wide Web. Right now, we are facing challenging times that affect how goods are supplied. However, it is my prediction these shipping methods and changes will stay.
With over twenty five years in the industry, we’ve learned a lot about manufacturing. And sometimes, it’s best to take it back to the basics! Let’s take a look at this simple, yet highly important advice for manufacturers. Read More
Upgrading: Is it a Hassle or an Important Technology Plan for Your Operations?
In my years of Supply Chain and Technology Experience, one subject that always gets brought up with prospects and clients is the importance of upgrading. While I do understand some reasons why people hold off, there are even more reasons to incorporate your software and technology updates into your annual plan or at minimum every other year.
“Black Friday” sounds a little sinister, but its name comes from the famous Friday after Thanksgiving when folks take a day off work solely dedicated to Christmas shopping; a noble cause but the sheer volume of people can cause all sorts of mayhem. People in the United States have been conditioned to spend their hard earned consumer dollars on these events laden with special discounts and super deals. Every year this is a major shopping event that retailers and distributors must prepare for and has even expanded to “Cyber Monday” as digital transformation and e-Commerce continue to dominate the markets. Hectic stores plus quick-selling online deals – Whew this could go really wrong. What can you do to get it right?