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    How job roles will change as a result of 4IR

    How job roles will change as a result of 4IR


    Some form of energy fuelled the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd industrial revolutions. The 1st revolution used steam, the 2nd – electricity; the 3rd saw the emergence of nuclear energy and the rise of electronics with the microprocessor as well as the rise of... Read More

    How to mitigate the effects of the Bullwhip phenomenon

    How to mitigate the effects of the Bullwhip phenomenon


    A common phenomenon in all supply chains is the amplification and distortion of demand fluctuations. These start off small at the retail level and amplify further up the chain. When cracking a bullwhip, the handle of the whip moves 60 degrees yet... Read More

    If a recession comes, is your supply chain ready?

    If a recession comes, is your supply chain ready?


    It’s easy to look at stock market volatility and begin to wonder about the health of the economy. While it’s always worth remembering that indexes like the Dow Jones or the FTSE aren’t truly representative of the whole economy, there are some other... Read More

    How Your Sales and Ops Teams Affect Your Inventory

    How Your Sales and Ops Teams Affect Your Inventory


    The styles of the Sales Manager and the Inventory Planner are usually total opposites. And when you throw the Finance and Marketing people into the mix, well, things can get interesting when trying to reach consensus. It’s a balancing act with these... Read More

    Brexit’s effect on supply chains

    Brexit’s effect on supply chains


    The issue of Brexit has taken over the airwaves and is very much top of mind — especially for leaders of companies within the UK and companies that provide products or services to the UK. The 31st of October is D-day, and the UK will be leaving the... Read More

    How will driverless trucks affect supply chains?

    How will driverless trucks affect supply chains?


    The trucking industry estimates that it needs to hire nearly 900,000 new truck drivers over the next decade to meet the ever-increasing need to deliver goods. The trucking industry is the largest industry in the USA, delivering on average 150 pounds... Read More

    Minimizing stock-outs without piling on excess stock

    Minimizing stock-outs without piling on excess stock


    For warehouse managers, the phrase "stock outage" should be banned from the inventory dictionary. With today's technology and the available tools, there is simply no reason why you should ever be out of stock on any product. In our instant world,... Read More

    Extend your demand planning in Acumatica

    Extend your demand planning in Acumatica


    In a previous blog post, we looked at the difference between Inventory Control and Inventory Management. Today, we want to look specifically at Acumatica, a true-cloud ERP application that has seen significant growth over the last few years. Our... Read More

    To cloud or not to cloud – it's no longer a question

    To cloud or not to cloud – it's no longer a question


    Most fast-paced companies are continuously striving for a leaner and more productive operation within their supply chain business. They are always looking for new and improved ideas, techniques, and methods to gain a competitive advantage. It’s no... Read More

    Wearables and the Warehouse of the Future

    Wearables and the Warehouse of the Future


    The priority of the warehouse of the future is no longer the general storage of goods, but rather a focus on the fast movement of products with as few touches as possible. The way Inventory is 'moved' to the end-user is changing, and these changes... Read More