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Kiva Systems blew my mind at IMHX exhibition

Dec 21, 2010

A few days ago, I wrote about how operators in an Amazon warehouse can do 18 miles on foot each day to pick items. I then went on to say that one of the biggest savings when companies put in a warehouse management system is to reduce travel time of their operators; this is especially […]

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E-commerce fulfilment makes HMV stores look prehistoric

E-commerce fulfilment makes HMV stores look prehistoric

Dec 17, 2010

Sales of each of HMV’s core offerings have fallen. They have seen falls of 10% in CDs, 8% in DVDs and 12% in computer games. Business analysts have been quick to pinpoint where HMV have failed; The HMV Group are paying the price for failing to embrace the internet much sooner. E-commerce companies trading in […]

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The largest warehouse in the world – where is it?

Dec 10, 2010

I thought when I saw an Amazon warehouse, the only thing that could beat this is an Ikea warehouse and that this must be the largest warehouse in the world. Standing at quite a distance from the massive Amazon construction, I could not see the two ends of the warehouse; just a big lump of […]

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Top 3 warehouse management system (WMS) trends 2011

Dec 7, 2010

1. Cloud-based computing This is without doubt the most significant trend in the world of the warehouse management system. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery means customers do not have to manage and maintain their own system. In 2011 these Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings will be capable of matching best-of-breed WMS as research and development has seen them built […]

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Cloud applications get businesses in the mix

Dec 2, 2010

As a company that is 3 years old, we had systems challenges in the early days as we knew what we wanted to make the business slick, but it was financially outside of our grasp. We started with Sage for accounting at £40 per licence and then the rest were all cloud applications, ranging from […]

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5 year crystal ball Gartner research predicts future of IT

5 year crystal ball Gartner research predicts future of IT

Dec 1, 2010

Here are the predictions from Gartner: By 2015 1. Critical infrastructure of a G20 nation will be brought down by hackers cracking through security. 2. CIOs will be compensated based upon IT improvement, top and bottom line. 3. 60% increase in IT budget per head for companies that care about having information real time and […]

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PeopleVox release new inventory software video

Dec 1, 2010

Manufacturing industry surprise hike last month

Dec 1, 2010

Just when everybody thought manufacturing was dying or dead, November blows us all out of the water. Low interest rates with increased foreign and even domestic demand has created the first increase in orders backlog in 5 months. The most solid sector being reported to be the industrial sector, with companies like Rolls Royce, Honda, […]

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Carlsberg has product recall plan for the 500,000 dodgy bottles

Nov 3, 2010

  Carlsberg today announced that it is has a product recall plan to bring back 500,000 bottles of beer due to faulty bottles. Only a certain batch is affected, but how can they track where they are now without recalling all Tuborg bottles or beer? 1. When production occurs, manufacturers with full traceability can track […]

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Herd management software package for dairy farmers

Oct 16, 2010

For Immediate Release: (www.peoplevox.co.uk), October 16, 2010 United Dairy Farmers are rolling out a herd management software system to capture data and store it in a web portal. It is claimed to help fully manage their herd. Is this type of software really going to be used by the farmers, or just freak them out […]

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How is UK manufacturing with negative Eurozone?

Sep 24, 2010

For Immediate Release: (www.peoplevox.co.uk), September 24, 2010 Eurozone services and manufacturing sector saw a surprise slowdown in September Whilst Markit’s composite eurozone index showed a figure categorised as growth, it is the lowest in seven months, pulled down by Greece and other Mediterranean countries. On the flip side, Germany and France are looking strong creaing […]

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PeopleVox RFID in Ministry of Defence

Jul 30, 2010

In November 2008, PeopleVox starting working with the Ministry of Defence to help track pallets using RFID (radio frequency identification).

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