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
As mentioned before, a Global Economy has and always will be essential. By all means, there are certain products that I buy from other countries. Let’s just say I have a taste for German Chocolate, Italians make super cool shoes etc. But I still try my very best to support the USA and make an extra effort to allow my spending dollars to stay here.
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.”
It is my belief that work ethic comes from a place of positivity. From the time I could actually “talk” and “walk” my Mom and Dad gave me chores. These changed as my capabilities and age progressed. I was highly rewarded for extraordinary accomplishments, not just expected activities. I’ve had times wherein I “raged” against this concept with lazy tendencies or rebuttals. However, I came right back around to this way of life for a variety of reasons. Let me share those with you.
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
Everyone needs to work from home sometimes. We’ve discussed how to best present and prepare in this post and the same goes for working remote. Whatever the case, there are definite do’s and don’ts of working from home in order to stay productive and the golden rule is “don’t do anything at home you wouldn’t in your office”. Let’s take a look!
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.
– Kirsten Austin
The Cambridge Dictionary defines “pass the buck” as leaving a difficult problem for someone else to deal with or to blame someone or make them responsible for a problem that you should deal with.
As we start off 2020, I try to stay positive but one thing that frustrates me most as a business person is people who consistently pass the buck. This is not only frustrating for me, the person being passed from one department to another, but slows down necessary progress and projects for my business and clients. Let’s face it; we all have certain skill sets and hold a certain level of authority which means, indeed, at times we must reach out to others to get an answer, solve a problem, make a decision or accomplish a task. However, it does not mean that people get a free pass. So what’s wrong with using common sense and some personal accountability if you actually care about your job? This seems to be a growing phenomenon so let’s discuss how to avoid passing the buck:
You see it on the news and social media; suddenly it’s the day of the woman! If you’ve never read my blog on Living in a Man’s World, please do. You’ll learn that my experience over the past two decades when I may have been a minority was generally uneventful. So as we continue to recognize women for their roles in technology, manufacturing, distribution, and business in general I’d like to drop a few pearls. Pardon my sense of humor, but it’s gotten me through half a life time and I hope you can learn from it too.