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The Future of Warehouse Efficiency and Accuracy: Multi-mode Warehouse Management

Specialized warehouse technologies like voice picking have been around for a long time. And while these technologies are popular in some very specific industries, they have not gained mainstream traction. One might argue it’s because they are restrictive, expensive and complicated. Fortunately, there is a new approach coming that will remove these barriers and bring…

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Three WWII History Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Boom

Please enjoy this republication of a The Canadian Business Journal article.   As COVID-19 sustains its grip on our lives and global economies, the blistering devastation of it all is taking center stage. Comparisons to World War II have been made by politicians around the globe, with world leaders scrambling to find a benchmark for the…

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Posts, Retail Order Management

Post-Pandemic Retail: Lessons from SARS and the Success of Alibaba

The very best will understand the intricacies and demands of omnichannel and the unique requirements of online consumers who, in the years since SARS, have become uncompromising in their expectation of a unified buying journey.

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Warehouse ‘Just in Case’ Safety Stock: Balancing Inventory Levels vs. Risk

  There are many risks you need to factor into your supply chain strategy. Safety stock has always played a vital role in protecting your organization. Whenever there is an increase in demand or a delay from your supplier, safety stock ensures your business continuality and customer satisfaction. With the advent of COVID-19 many organizations…

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Posts, Retail Order Management

The Rise and Staying Power of Curbside Pickup

Please enjoy this republication of a RETHINK Retail article. With physical retail shopping on ice and comfort levels with in-store browsing likely to take some time to thaw, stores are jury-rigging alternative fulfillment channels that leverage their physical locations and personnel to offer social distant-friendly and contactless in-store and curbside pickup. Current makeshift operations were…

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Healthcare, Posts, Supply Chain

The Journey to a Healthcare Consolidated Service Center

The dire shortage of critical medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic shined a massive spotlight on the need for healthcare providers to take control of their own supply chains rather than rely on third-party service providers or distributors. Supply chain professionals across the globe competing all at once to source products from suppliers, mostly based…

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