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2 Types of Inventory Control Systems 

Inventory control systems are technology solutions that integrate all aspects of an organization’s inventory tasks, including shipping, purchasing, receiving, warehouse storage, turnover, tracking, and reordering. While there are some debates regarding the differences between inventory management and inventory control, the truth is that a good inventory control system does it all by taking a holistic

COVID-19: Digitations in Supply Chain & What To Adapt 

Overall impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain remains unknown even though it is forecasted normalcy in China return in April, Reuters reported. China’s role in global trade has grown significantly as a primary producer of high-value products and components that are exported globally. China has also become a large customer of global commodities and

Stay Current: Here Are the Games that Change Warehouse Automation 

Warehouse which is supported by fully-automated fleets and high-flying drones have been stymied by logistics and safety issues. However, even though warehouse trends in automation are not yet ripe for the picking, it does not mean that warehouse operations are stuck with technology from the past. There are some hosts of game-changing warehouse automation technologies

Christmas and New Year Logistics Facts

It’s that time of the year again. For most logistics and supply chain companies, the holiday seasons are incredibly busiest time ever. Shoppers want more good stuff while suppliers want on-time deliveries. Trucks and shippings are operating non-stop for fulfilling the demand of consumers. According to USPS stats, nearly 16 billion pieces of mail and

How Mobile Technology Reshape Supply Chain Management

Mobile technology has played a key role in supply-chain management, particularly in the warehouse. Mobile devices are faster and handier in helping the work of supply chain management, such that it can facilitate advanced communication and help businesses operate more effectively. On this matter, Adrian Gonzales, the director of the Logistics Viewpoints blog, commented that

A Better Way for Manufacturers to Turn Heat Into Energy

Around one-sixth of all energy used by industry ends up as waste heat, as reported by researchers at Swansea University. Then the heat is emitted into the atmosphere, resulting in a massive amount of carbon footprint in the thin air. Specifically, waste heat is heat produced by a machine or other process that uses energy.

3 Systems to Maximise Order Fulfillment

Consumer experience is important for businesses as it helps them build credibility and gain trust from customers, thus leading to business success. Order fulfilment, in this regard, is the key process in determining consumer experience. As mentioned in Keely L. Croxton’s study, order fulfilment is a process in which customers interact directly with firms. It

How Urban Farming Reinvent Supply Chain

Imagine growing your own food instead of grasses in your garden, won’t it be much worthy? Amidst the rapid development of digital technology, farming remains essential to provide life necessities. With limited availability of land in the city, it comes as no surprise that urban farming has become a new buzzword. While growing food in

GST in Manufacturing Sector

Manufacturing could be considered as the backbone of a country’s economy as it helps businesses grow better. For example, manufacturing helps in modernising agriculture which increases agricultural productivity. It also helps reduce poverty as well as unemployment. The development of manufacturing sector is indeed needed to minimise regional disparities. It means that if manufacturing sector

Why Do Freight Rates Keep Fluctuating?

Business dictionary defines freight rate as price charged by transportation carrier for moving an item from one point to another point. Actual amount charged varies based on weight of object being moved, types of commodity being moved, and distance travelled. Thus, it can be concluded that freight rate are bound to change from time to