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How to barcode a warehouse

Oct 27, 2015

Instinctively, when putting in a warehouse management system (WMS) that uses barcoding, immediate concerns are what to barcode, how to barcode it, and when. If your products are not already labelled or even assigned barcodes then doing this will be a top priority for the start of the warehouse management system project.[Related: How to barcode […]

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How to map and label your eCommerce warehouse

Jul 1, 2015

So, you’ve got an eCommerce warehouse management system ready to implement in your warehouse.  The next step is to make sure that your warehouse is ready to take on a system. Knowing how to map and label your eCommerce warehouse is going to save you a lot of time during the implementation stage. [Related: The […]

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Role of the stock control team with & without a WMS

Apr 28, 2015

  Implementing warehouse management software is a significant investment, but once you start to understand the impact it will have on the running of your business, you’ll see just how good an investment it is. Previously we have written 3 reasons to automate your warehouse, and then 4 more reasons to introduce warehouse automation, but […]

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Top 5 eCommerce fulfilment mistakes…and how to fix them

Apr 20, 2015

  eCommerce fulfilment is like an engine: it requires constant maintenance if it is going to run well and get you where you want to be. Unfortunately there are a lot of mistakes that can be made in eCommerce fulfilment and any one of them can be what sends your site from the go-to to […]

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Top 4 reasons to use barcode scanning software

Apr 13, 2015

  We have previously talked about reasons to automate your warehouse, but if, like many growing companies, you’re not quite ready for full automation yet, at the very least introducing barcode scanning software will do wonders for your eCommerce warehouse management. [Related: 4 more reasons to introduce automation] To keep you informed, we’ve compiled a list of 4 […]

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4 more reasons to introduce warehouse automation

Mar 19, 2015

  Continued from: 3 reasons to automate your warehouse 4. You’re losing track of your inventory John is a warehouse operator doing put away after a delivery. He has three boxes of salt shakers, but there’s only space for two on the allocated shelf so he puts the third box in an empty space nearby […]

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3 reasons to automate your warehouse

Mar 16, 2015

Deciding when to automate is a big task so it’s a good idea to first understand why you might choose to automate your warehouse at all. A survey by Logistics Viewpoints recently showed that 21% of respondents credit warehouse technology for improved performance. We’ve put together a list of reasons for choosing automation below and if you […]

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Bluetooth barcode scanner compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod?

Bluetooth barcode scanner compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod?

Jan 10, 2011

  Bluetooth barcode scanners were mentioned in my discussion on iPhone, iPod and iPad inventory management in the warehouse. I concluded that a Bluetooth barcode scanner would be the minimum requirement to make an iPhone or similar device a suitable replacement for a mobile computer in the warehouse. The reason for this is the barcode […]

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Barcode Solution: Boring, Basic, But Brilliant?

Dec 29, 2010

Every week, these issues come up with companies we meet who are looking to implement a barcode solution for the first time. 1. Your people keep picking the wrong things. Your warehouse operation is getting faster and pressure is on to get things out the door on time. When people are rushed they make more […]

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Excel inventory spreadsheets? Your warehouse deserves better.

Excel inventory spreadsheets? Your warehouse deserves better.

Dec 24, 2010

In the last year I have walked into at least 10 warehouses that are using Microsoft Excel inventory spreadsheets. Each company had an annual turnover of more than £10 million and their warehouse operations sat at the heart of everything they do. For the majority of warehouse operations their inventory is the largest asset in […]

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2D barcode boarding pass globally implemented

Dec 19, 2010

Some 10 years ago, when working at Symbol Technologies (now a division of Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions), I was involved in projects with a few airlines from Malev Hungarian to SAS in the Nordics. Main aims: speed up check in and go paperless. As a person doing some 150 flights per year, sometimes I did […]

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Happy Stock Taking!

Dec 2, 2010

  Happy Stock Taking! It is that time of the year for so many businesses – the annual Christmas stock taking fun. For many businesses it is the one time of the year when trading slows down enough to shut the warehouse and pull in extra staff for an all hands on deck approach; paying […]

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