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Topic: business efficiency

Efficient Workflow in the Warehouse: Tips to Run a Tight Ship

As the adage goes, ‘time is money’ and of course, saving time to save money requires increased efficiency. In business, the way you run your backend in the warehouse, which considers the supply, receipt, manufacture and storage of inventory, is very telling for how profitable your frontend will be. Inefficient and sloppy warehouse and inventory ... Read More

  August 2, 2019     

5 Effective Ways You Can Improve Workflow Efficiency in the Warehouse

Having a warehouse that flows smoothly is essential to maintaining customer satisfaction because it helps ensure quick and accurate shipments. Inefficient warehouse operations can lead to long waits and inconveniences, which are the top reasons customers will stop buying from you. But did you know improved efficiency of a warehouse can also help re ... Read More

  July 19, 2019     

Warehouse Optimisation: Improving Workflow Efficiency in Your Warehouse

Warehouse optimisation improves workflow efficiency and supports optimal inventory control, productivity and performance. By optimising the design and flow of your warehouse you can also significantly increase storage and improve order fulfilment rates. Improving workflow efficiency will help you achieve better order fulfilment. Reducing the time i ... Read More

  June 26, 2019     

3 Inventory Management Bottlenecks That Stifle Growth

Many expanding businesses encounter productivity bottlenecks that stifle potential growth. Typical bottlenecks occur when an inventory management system fails to meet a business’ growing demands. Bottlenecks should be treated as temporary disruptions that can and should be fixed. Examples include an unexpected material shortage, an absent operato ... Read More

  April 10, 2019     

Efficient versus Effective Supply Chains

A well-functioning supply chain is not only effective, but also efficient. In this article, we explain the differences between efficiency and effectiveness, and how you can ensure your business model produces both. Efficiency versus effectiveness Efficiency generally refers to the extent to which a process uses resources in the best way possible to ... Read More

  February 14, 2019     

How Can You Optimise Your Supply Chain?

Optimising the supply chain for efficiency can result in a reduction of costs by as much as 10 to 40%. But how do you go about creating an efficient supply chain? In this article we look at some actions to implement to build an efficient supply chain for your business. Automate your purchasing activities Small […] ... Read More

  August 14, 2018     

Streamlining your Small Business for Greater Efficiency

One of the complexities of managing a small to medium sized business is having the ability to optimise your organisation, enabling it to run more efficiently. Unlike larger companies that have greater access to significant financial backing, small business owners need to be especially resourceful when implementing effective cost management, operati ... Read More

  March 5, 2018     

Seven Tips for SMEs to Boost Efficiency

Whether your business is a small challenger in a big market or a major multinational firm, operating efficiently is critical for growth and long-term survival. Businesses of all sizes are investing in continuous improvement; however, unlike large businesses, SMEs cannot delegate this work to a specialised team or outsource it to consultants. As a s ... Read More

  January 10, 2018     

Efficiency is attainable for any SME

For any business, it is important to remain competitive. In order to stay competitive, it often means becoming a more efficient business on the whole. There are a variety of different strategies and resources to utilise to create a more efficient business. Fortunately for large corporations, they often have access to a plethora of resources [&helli ... Read More

  November 11, 2017     

Boosting Efficiency For SMEs

Smaller companies may face productivity challenges that larger businesses may be mostly immune to. Since having adequate funds is usually a key challenge for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), it is essential that they make their business as efficient as possible in order to maximise productivity and minimise costs. While large corporations have ... Read More

  October 10, 2017     

Five Measures to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Cost in Your Business

There are several cost-reducing measures that your business can adopt today to increase your business’ bottom line. The important cost-reducing measures at the forefront of business operations that can directly impact your business’ costs are negotiating new contracts, taking advantage of opportunities by looking at alternative suppliers, havin ... Read More

  July 18, 2017     

It’s time for inventory management automation

There are two ways a business can track and manage inventory. There’s the hard way or there’s the easy way. Taking the hard way can be time-consuming, tedious and inefficient while the easier option, automation, will free-up personnel to better utilize their skills and capabilities performing more relevant tasks. Automation, what is it really? ... Read More

  June 19, 2017     

US Patent #2612994: A Barcode History

The humble barcode has been around much longer than most of us would image. Its origins came from a request made to the Drexel Institute of Technology when a grocery manager asked the college to help find a way of mechanizing the checkout process at his local store. The appeal was driven by his need […] ... Read More

  June 17, 2017     

Five important ways inventory management can improve business performance for manufacturers

For most manufacturing companies, inventory is depended on to operate and fill customer orders. In light of this, making an accurate assessment of inventory sometimes means the difference between a profit and a loss. Below we discuss five important ways inventory management can improve business performance for manufacturers. Helps with forward plan ... Read More

  June 16, 2017     

Globalization and its impacts on small businesses – it’s not all bad

Globalization is a term given to the opening of borders and the increased mutually beneficial relationships between countries so that trade and services may be shared freely. This creates a pretty picture of harmonious alliances after a stronger global economy, and dare we say it, world peace. There are many benefits to increased globalization for ... Read More

  June 12, 2017     

Do you know the basics of inventory management?

Inventory is a vital part of any retail or manufacturing business, yet inventory management often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. If you think about it, even in our homes there is some semblance of order to how we store our groceries. Instinctively undertaking basic inventory management, we generally place tea, coffee and sugar together [& ... Read More

  May 25, 2017     

Creating Efficiencies in Distribution Inventory

Distribution and wholesaling revolve around inventory. Distributors are in the business of consolidating procurement and minimizing cost for retailers and other businesses. Because distributors work with narrow margins and compete extensively on price, efficient inventory management is essential. Let’s look at some ways that a distributor can car ... Read More

  May 15, 2017     

A vital ingredient for efficient food manufacturing

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. This is particularly true in the food manufacturing industry, which characteristically has a high volume of products stored, the need to fill existing client orders and to match ongoing consumer demand with product availability. Cost reductions in food manufa ... Read More

  October 8, 2016