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How Forge Motorsport Drives Business Success with Cloud-based Software and Automation

When you manufacture world-class car parts and supply the leading names and race teams in the world of motorsport, you want to make sure your systems can keep up with your success. Alex Harrhy, Sales Manager of Forge Motorsport, sheds light on their quest for automated and streamlined business systems — with the help of […] ... Read More

  February 12, 2021     

7 types of manufacturing wastes and how to reduce them

Manufacturing waste is something business owners often overlook, yet left unchecked, it can cost a business a significant amount of money. From transportation waste, inventory waste, defective products and more, waste can accrue in a range of areas across the company. This article explores the different types of manufacturing waste, and how to redu ... Read More

  October 22, 2020     

WhiteWash Laboratories: Driving growth with Unleashed, Xero and Prospect CRM

Great things happen when you link Unleashed to Xero. But what could you achieve if you hooked up your CRM too? The answer is a new level of performance that saves you time, money and boosts the way you manage sales and customer care. Tom Riley, Managing Director and co-founder of WhiteWash Laboratories, explains how […] ... Read More

  August 21, 2020     

In the Eyes of a Manufacturer: Lead Times

A product’s lead time is the time between when an order is placed and when the product is delivered. This when you are on the recipient end of an order. When you are a manufacturer, your lead times are the times between when an order is presented to you, and when that order is fulfilled, […] ... Read More

  January 30, 2020     

Understanding More About Cycle Time

Understanding cycle time is critical when you have a manufacturing or production component in your business. If you’re managing inventory stock and you have goods coming off the production line, cycle times will play an important role in your production schedule and inventory reporting. What is cycle time? A cycle time is the amount of […] ... Read More

  October 26, 2019     

Vetpak Gains Full Visibility Over All Business Streams with Unleashed

Vetpak enlisted the help of No Fuss Business to help them get up and running with Unleashed Software. Now, they’ve seen a huge improvements in stock visibility, sales forecasting and have a better idea of how their business is tracking at any given moment in time. Here’s their story. I’m Steve Atfield, director of Vetpak […] ... Read More

  October 8, 2019     

3 Key Takeaways from our First Good Business Get Together

Posted by Nick Phelps, Marketing Communications Manager In early September, I was fortunate enough to host our first ever Good Business Get Together event. Held in Melbourne, it was a food and beverage exclusive session aimed at educating and inspiring business owners and decision makers through lively discussions and shared experiences. We enliste ... Read More

  September 28, 2019     

Product Labels and Barcode Labels can Benefit Manufacturers

While everyday consumers give little thought to the simple barcode label affixed to their purchases, businesses involved in moving inventory stock and assets understand their importance and are increasingly investing in custom barcode labels for their organisations. Barcode labels are extremely common and can be found on most products in a retail o ... Read More

  August 10, 2019     

DJ Papers says goodbye to cumbersome software for better cloud-based alternative

DJ Papers were facing a growing problem: their bespoke backend system was hampering business growth and their inventory management was spiralling out of control. We had a chat with Karyn Greenwood, finance manager of DJ Papers on how their team overcame those problems. DJ Papers have been a family-owned and run business since 1972. We […] ... Read More

  August 9, 2019     

The Writing on the Wall: Signs your company may struggle in a recall

All product recalls, not just those involving safety concerns, are on the rise and are a very real threat to a business which must be managed effectively. Allianz Global found that in the past five years defective products culminated in liability losses totalling $2 billion with product recalls being a significant means of dealing with […] ... Read More

  August 1, 2019     

How Montana Colors Australia took control of sales with the B2B eCommerce Store

Utilising online B2B sales systems is an easy way to drastically reduce the time you spend punching numbers into a computer instead of growing your business. Here’s Ben Morton from MTN Australia on how their team used the Unleashed B2B Store to stop time-consuming admin tasks detracting from their marketing and direct sales, and took […] ... Read More

  July 9, 2019     

Calling All Manufacturers: Are you registered for National Manufacturing Week?

Manufacturers shouldn’t be missing out on Australia’s largest manufacturing showcase. Held in Melbourne, National Manufacturing Week is the largest gathering of industry leaders and players down under. It’s the place to be for the manufacturing community to learn, be inspired and connect with each other. Source the latest solutions and hear f ... Read More

  May 7, 2019     

How You Can Simplify Your Supply Chain

For many supply chain managers at wholesale, distribution, and manufacturing companies, simplifying the supply chain can be a difficult task. An efficient and effective supply chain is fundamental to the success of these types of businesses, and the key to ensuring their efficacy is their simplification. In this article, we outline three key ways b ... Read More

  February 21, 2019     

4 Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency for Manufacturing Business Owners

Manufacturers typically perform planning, sourcing (finding suppliers), making (manufacturing), delivering and returns. Supply chain efficiency, therefore, is the measure of getting the right product to the right place at the right time — and at the least cost. Remember, efficiency is not the same as efficacy. Traditionally, supply chain manageme ... Read More

  February 18, 2019     

Maximising Production Efficiency with Bill Of Materials

What manufacturer doesn’t want to maximise production efficiency? This leads to the question of how stock control processes which have often been used for decades could possibly be improved upon any further. A Bill of Materials (BOM) takes complicated parts and raw material information and presents it in a meaningful way for producers to revi ... Read More

  October 18, 2018     

Forecasting Demand: A Primer for SMEs

Traditionally demand forecasting has been a relatively manual affair, leading to the common misconception that it’s complicated and not worth the time or money investment. Today, this couldn’t be further from the truth – inventory management software becomes more affordable and comprehensive for businesses of all sizes. Inputs used when f ... Read More

  October 15, 2018     

Zero Inventory: A Primer for Manufacturers

With more and more businesses touting zero inventory as the secret to their success, boards and executive teams are increasingly looking at cutting stock as a way to gain a competitive advantage. Zero inventory is the practice of keeping little to no inventory often through a use of just-in-time production or manufacturing inventory as a […] ... Read More

  October 1, 2018     

Why Your Manufacturing Business Needs to Know About Decoupling Inventory

When it comes to manufacturing, to reap the benefits of economies of scale, the plant and machinery should be running at optimal levels. Stopping machinery can be costly to a business for this reason. However, some halts in operations may be due to the lack of availability of a necessary input. Often in a production […] ... Read More

  September 27, 2018     

Pipeline Inventory vs Decoupling Inventory in Manufacturing

Manufacturing inventory management can be difficult because of the vast number of processes and materials that go into making a final product. For those managing inventory, it is important to understand the different types of inventory and how to best manage them in order to keep excess costs down and to deliver products on time. […] ... Read More

  September 14, 2018     

eCommerce Strategies for Manufacturers

B2C companies seem to have kept up with customer demands for digitisation of products and sales. Customers love the convenience of shopping online and through multiple digital channels and B2C owners have taken note. However, B2B firms like manufacturers are lagging behind. Many manufacturers see their company as a “behind the scenes” c ... Read More

  July 27, 2018     

Volcano Coffee Works: Using the Unleashed B2B eCommerce store to maximise customer satisfaction

Earlier this year, Volcano Coffee Works was facing a problem: How to deal with the rapid expansion that comes with international acclaim, without sacrificing their core goal of helping customers along every step of their coffee journey. Here’s Emma Loisel, VCW’s co-founder and chair, on how they used Unleashed’s brand new B2B eCommerce store ... Read More

  July 26, 2018     

5 Key eCommerce Tips for Manufacturers in the UK

eCommerce is the fastest growing retail marketing in the UK and is expected to see continued growth. Manufacturers are not doing enough to prepare for this online age. It is important to understand areas that manufacturers should be paying much more attention to now or they risk losing more powers to retailers. Here we have […] ... Read More

  July 25, 2018