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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     

2 Techniques for Better Manufacturing Inventory Management

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     

Why Manufacturers Need Multiple eCommerce Strategies

If you’re in the business of manufacturing goods, you would have heard of a current buzz term – eCommerce. In our digital world, customers are increasingly accustomed to purchasing products online, and this is where eCommerce comes in. eCommerce has drastically changed the face of the retailing industry, and manufacturers should certainly t ... Read More

  July 19, 2018     

Why Wholesalers Need a B2B eCommerce Strategy in 2018

B2B commerce is a growing trend in eCommerce, and manufacturers are beginning to take advantage of multiple channels to grow their business. With wholesale manufacturers, sales tend to focus towards other businesses, as opposed to direct customer sales. Because of this, treating clients as customers is a sure-fire way to improve sales and customer ... Read More

  July 18, 2018     

How Can Manufacturers Navigate eCommerce?

eCommerce essentially describes commerce that is conducted virtually, where its very core is mobility, accessibility and convenience. Studies have shown that B2B eCommerce sales are ever-increasing. How can manufacturers embrace this new purchasing trend to optimise sales and increase profits? Get to know your buyer The B2B buyer has changed in rec ... Read More

  July 17, 2018     

eCommerce Strategies for the Manufacturing Sector

eCommerce is a major driver in shaping the way consumers shop and what they expect from that shopping experience. A considerable sales shift has seen consumers move away from brick-and-mortar stores, preferring to make purchases online via eCommerce platforms. Digital eCommerce has radically altered the face of retail but this is hardly news to ret ... Read More

  July 5, 2018     

What does eCommerce Mean for Distributors?

The rise in multi-channel fulfilment adds an ever-increasing complexity throughout the distribution supply chain with the emergence of digital commerce a disruptive force for both manufacturing inventory wholesalers and distribution companies. Traditionally, distribution companies are known for their great customer service, and industrial wholesale ... Read More

  July 5, 2018     

How Manufacturers are Overcoming the Challenges of eCommerce

Until now, retail has been the predominant sector when it comes to online sales and digital eCommerce. However, manufacturing and B2B are more readily embracing online technology and eCommerce platforms, with early adopters gaining significant market share. While many manufacturers and B2B organisations understand the value of utilising digital pla ... Read More

  July 4, 2018     

The Benefits of e-Commerce for Manufacturers

The proliferation of e-commerce has been a game changer in the world of retail, and if adopted correctly can be hugely beneficial for manufacturers too. Increased sales are obviously a major benefit for manufacturers using e-commerce, but this is only one perk. A successful e-commerce platform will also enable digital marketing efforts, integrate w ... Read More

  July 2, 2018     

How eCommerce is Changing the Game for Manufacturers and Distributors

We all know that the online store has transformed the retail space forever. Customers have changed their entire shopping habits whilst businesses have discovered hundreds of potential touch points and channels to engage with their customers. This is all in the mature B2C eCommerce industry whilst in comparison, the B2B space is relatively young. Th ... Read More

  July 2, 2018     

Automating the UK Manufacturing Industry

The UK is one of the most advanced nations of the developed world in many areas of industry, however there are mixed reports available on their advancement through automation in the manufacturing industry. In this review, we consider the state of automation for British manufacturers. How automatic is their automation? Automation does not come very ... Read More

  June 13, 2018     

Too Much Inventory In Your Manufacturing Warehouse?

Excess inventory in manufacturers warehouse can be a difficult problem. In recent reports, up to 15% of all goods are either returned, or never sold to begin with. As a result, a large amount of these goods end back with the manufacturer. This has flow on effects of increased warehousing costs, as at least 15% […] ... Read More

  June 5, 2018     

Manufacturers, Clear Out Your Excess Inventory!

As it comes time to declutter and reorganise your production line, assessing your manufacturing inventory management habits should be a top priority to reduce future excess inventory and ensure your business is running at its full potential. However, if you have redundant stock you still need to clear out, here are some tips on dealing […] ... Read More

  June 1, 2018