If it isn't broken, it doesn't need a fix - especially if it's tech that was designed to make things easier. Sure, there are better ways to do something, but like Occam's razor, the most straightforward answer is often the correct one.
Barcodes trace back to the mid-to-late-20th century. June 26th, 1974 was the first-ever scan if you're looking for specifics. It was supposed to be an elegant solution; it was—and still is. There are always new developments to boost their efficiency, and there's always someone working to make inventory management more effortless. However, there are still times where the juice isn't worth the squeeze.
How important is it to meet the expectations of a promised ship date?
The answer, to most, is complex. Customer expectations are at an all-time high, and thus, the importance of promise-ship dates is also. Just recently, a distributor's primary concern was big-box retailers. In the 21st century, however, you need to include next-day shipping orders based online play just as big of a part.
Not meeting your promise dates can be a reason your company loses its edge. If you're working with promise dates with distributors like Target, Wal-Mart, or Amazon, there are severe penalties if you don't get your product there in a timely fashion. So, your business needs to focus on specific pick orders and the importance of allocating products to those.
To say the Microsoft suite of products for business is expansive is almost an understatement nowadays. In the beginning, it was just a few programs that worked together, with some enhanced abilities to connect your information with the people who use it. Now, it’s become its neural network of systems that can make your business better. But how?
With everything available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’ve been in the industry for the past two decades, and seen the speed at which technology is evolving; we’re here to be a resource, so we’ve developed what we’re calling The Microsoft Cheat-Sheet. Below is a list of the best products to bolster your businesses’ functionality inside, and outside the four walls of your warehouse.
Damned if you do—damned if you don’t
It’s a common enough phrase, and for most companies today, they are really feeling it in the tech sector. Whether you’re a manufacturing, distribution, or a field service operation, ERP + WMS integration into 21st century tech is both difficult, and necessary. We’re going to cover the “what ifs” in the decision-making process, and go over suggestions.
LONDON (Reuters) - Global supply chains have been emptied as the epidemic and infection controls have encouraged a massive diversion of consumer spending from services to merchandise, especially long-lived durable goods.
Rebuilding operational inventories all along the manufacturing and distribution chain will keep manufacturers and commodity producers exceptionally busy and put upward pressure on prices through at least the end of the year.
In the United States, real consumer spending in the first quarter of 2021 was roughly the same as in the fourth quarter of 2019, the last full three-month period before the first wave of the epidemic arrived.