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Topic: manufacturing

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     

How Printed Product Labels Can Assist Manufacturing

If you run a manufacturing business, you’ll appreciate the complexities of procuring, producing and shipping products. The supply chain is full of raw materials that need to be tracked and turned into a final product. It’s a busy process with production lines churning out goods, warehouses stacked full of inventory stock, and transportation log ... Read More

  August 3, 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     

5 Signs a F&B Business is Not Prepared For a Product Safety Recall

Product safety recalls have cost billions over the last five years, spanning over many sectors, not only unique to the food and beverage industry. Alarmingly, it is more than just back luck. Industry reports show record spikes of food and product recalls, showing the problem is likely a result of poor training, poor controls, a […] ... Read More

  July 15, 2019     

How Business Owners Can Minimise the Impact of Product Recalls

At some stage in time, it’s very likely that most business owners will experience having to manage a product recall. While having to implement a product recall certainly is not ideal, there are some key steps businesses can take to make the process as pain-free as possible. It is essential to have processes and systems […] ... Read More

  July 3, 2019     

Equation and Unleashed help Golden Goose achieve full visibility over their bottom line

We love our Implementation Partners at Unleashed. They’ve helped hundreds of companies around the world upgrade their business systems. So when we get the opportunity to hear the story of a Partner helping their client hit the next level using Unleashed, we jump at the chance. Here’s Nicole Elvy from Implementation Partner Equation, and Jo [&he ... Read More

  June 4, 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 Enhancing Customer Experience Can Enhance B2B Sales

The wholesale eCommerce industry is in its infancy, but the market is already worth trillions of dollars. As the scope of B2B eCommerce expands, this means B2B sales will grow with it. However, will B2B eCommerce sales follow the lead of B2C? Though it might share some similarities to B2C, the customer relationships within B2B […] ... Read More

  April 29, 2019     

Identifying Bottlenecks in Your Manufacturing Process

Bottlenecks in the manufacturing process are almost inevitable from time to time, and rather than being an issue themselves, they are a symptom or red flag to a deeper problem at hand. Therefore, to try and solve a bottleneck, it is important to identify it, work backwards to ascertain what is causing it and then […] ... Read More

  March 29, 2019     

5 Industries Ripe to Find More Than a “Silver Lining” in The Cloud

Whether your business is experiencing fair weather or more inclement climes, it’s likely you’ve caught wind of all the talk surrounding “The Cloud’ in recent times. Hotly discussed and often misunderstood, the cloud can seem like a mere buzzword or technical jargon to many business owners. However, this new way of working online – whi ... Read More

  November 17, 2018     

What Makes a Good Bill of Materials?

An effective Bill of Materials (BOM) can enhance businesses productivity and operations. A BOM is a lengthy list that comprises everything a company needs to manufacture and deliver a product. It outlines the entire lifecycle of a product. This can include a list of raw materials, parts, components and quantities of inventory stock needed to [&hell ... Read More

  October 31, 2018     

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     

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     

Inventory Management Challenges in the Food & Beverage Industry

The food and beverage (F&B) industry is a fickle one that constantly changes and evolves based on consumer trends and seasonal produce growth and therefore can be very challenging to manage in terms of inventory and resource planning. The challenges it faces include tough competition within the industry, seasonal demands, a constant need for i ... Read More

  September 24, 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     

Freeing up Manufacturing Inventory with Decoupling

Production lines and interdependent process stages can be a nightmare for manufacturing inventory management but understanding the use of management techniques such as decoupling inventory can ease the load in various stages of production. Decoupling inventory acts as a buffer against breakdowns in machine production rates that would prevent the ne ... Read More

  September 13, 2018     

7 Steps to Greening Your Supply Chain

Sustainability is a common theme in business these days, yet many companies have little real understanding of the sustainability impacts of their supply chain. Being green is more than simply reducing waste, energy and water consumption or lessening your environmental impact when producing a specific item of inventory stock. The concept of a sustai ... Read More

  August 16, 2018     

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     

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     

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     

Sustainability Improvements for Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is changing and new trends are shifting the way manufacturing companies operate their facilities. In addition, manufacturing companies are looking to become more sustainable in their operations. There are a variety of ways that the inventory manufacturing industry can welcome sustainability, for example looking at their p ... Read More

  June 8, 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