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The Benefits of a Paperless Warehouse Management System

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More than a decade ago many medium sized companies in retail and distribution were using paper-based systems. Nowadays many companies have cut down their inefficiencies, redundancies, and waste, by moving to warehouse automation, scanning and other paperless warehouse management systems.

While paper based systems may be a thing of the past for some companies, there are still a number of businesses struggling with paper based processes. While the initial cost of shifting from a paper-based system can be overwhelming for some, making the switch can reap numerous long term benefits including:

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What Type Of Barcode Scanner Do I Need?

What Type Of Barcode Scanner Do I Need?

Barcodes play a vital role in tracking shipments, retail pricing, management of financial documents, and many other logistical and organisational services.

Consequently, it’s important to ensure you purchase a barcode scanner which enables you to perform these functions as efficiently as possible. As there are a number of options and varieties of scanners to choose from, picking the right barcode scanner for your business can be challenging.

Before purchasing a scanner, the first step is to identify your business’ specific needs. Start by asking yourself the following questions:

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Configurable,Speedy and Ultra Rugged, Find Out what the Experts are Saying about the Handheld Algiz 8X

Configurable,Speedy and Ultra Rugged, Find Out what the Experts are Saying about the Handheld Algiz 8X

Handheld Group announced their new Algiz 8X tablet computer in February of this year. Now, the team at RuggedPCReview have given the tablet the ultimate test.

Find out what they had to say in their comprehensive review below:

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How Many Calories Are You Really Consuming Mid-Flight?

How Many Calories Are You Really Consuming Mid-Flight?

Plane food…it doesn’t look very appealing and it rarely tastes any better. It’s usually either too mushy, too dry or seemingly impossible to cut with the plastic cutlery provided. Now, just when you thought plane food couldn't get any worse, research proves otherwise.

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Optimise Space Thanks to the Honeywell AutoCube 8200

Optimise Space Thanks to the Honeywell AutoCube 8200

Multiple market trends in e-commerce and distribution centers have raised the importance of space optimization in transportation, storage and workflows.

Thanks to the Honeywell AutoCube™ 8200 fixed dimensioning system, companies can quickly and effectively optimise space. From the retail store of a courier company, a shipping station of a distribution centre, or an inbound station of a warehouse, the AutoCube 8200 system provides an efficient space optimisation solution.
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8 of the most frustrating ways postmen have delivered parcels to their customers

8 of the most frustrating ways postmen have delivered parcels to their customers

I’m sure most of us have returned home to find the postman has visited while we were out and about. While usually a collection card is slipped under the door, many have returned home to find their parcels in less than desirable locations…

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New Crane Technology Prevents Collisions

New Crane Technology Prevents Collisions

Together with the Austrian crane manufacturer Hans Künz GmbH, sensor manufacturer LASE has successfully implemented the application LaseLCPS-2D, the load collision prevention system, for two crane systems at the Intermodal Terminal WienCont in Vienna, Austria.

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Amazon’s Arrival in Australia- How Will It Impact Retail?

Amazon’s Arrival in Australia- How Will It Impact Retail?

The expansion of Amazon into Australia is likely be a game-changer in the country's retail landscape, transforming the way we shop and threatening the reign of local retailers.

Last month, Amazon confirmed what many have been speculating for the past year, as the online retail giant announced the launch of their retail services in Australia. Amazon has truly hit the ground running, allegedly signing a lease deal for a large purpose-built warehouse at the Goodman Group’s $50 million Oakdale Industrial Estate in Sydney.

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What is 802.11ax WiFi and how does it compare to 802.11ac?

What is 802.11ax WiFi and how does it compare to 802.11ac?

Here’s what you need to know about 802.11ax, which will be the WiFi network of the future.

Chances are you already have a dozen or so devices scattered around your home which connect to the internet. Televisions, phones, tablets, games consoles; they’re all passing data to and from your modem, in some cases rather massive amounts. After all, video streaming is incredibly demanding, especially if you want 4K resolution movies and shows.

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Rugged Tablets Save Time and Preserve Power for Water Quality

Rugged Tablets Save Time and Preserve Power for Water Quality

The ALGIZ 10X, equipped with a proprietary power circuitry module, interfaces with multiprobe water quality sampling instruments.

CHALLENGE

Replace several display and data-collection devices with a single multi-use tablet that works with the power specifications of water quality sampling instruments.

SOLUTION

Use the HydroTech NX10, a solution that adds custom software and a proprietary power circuitry module to the ALGIZ 10X ultra-rugged tablet.

RESULT

Collect and display water quality data while maximizing energy efficiency, all on a single lightweight device.

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How to Prevent Supply Chain Fraud

How to Prevent Supply Chain Fraud

Managing your supply chain is crucial to operating a successful business, but keeping track of everything that happens along the way is almost impossible. As products and materials are coming in and out, there are many opportunities along the way which can leave you vulnerable to fraud, including employee theft, counterfeit goods and dishonest vendors.

Supply Chain fraud is commonplace where the consequences can be disruptive, costly and can even affect other areas of your corporate business. For the third consecutive year, about 30 percent of Deloitte poll respondents say their companies experienced supply chain fraud, waste or abuse in 2015. Yet, just 29.3 percent of the same respondents use analytics to mitigate supply chain fraud and financial risks.

In this article we will explore how you can prevent supply chain fraud, and some of the warning signs you should look out for.

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Using Social Media to Empower your Supply Chain

Using Social Media to Empower your Supply Chain

Today’s marketplace is highly competitive, making it more important than ever for companies to think of innovative new ways to streamline their operations, increase efficiencies and optimise productivity.

With over 1.5 billion users globally, there’s no denying that social media has become a part of our everyday lives and has a major influence on trends and consumer behaviour. While most of us use social media for personal use, social media can improve an organisation’s supply chain management as it can create more visibility, improve communication, increase control, and reduce labour costs.

Despite the obvious benefits which come with social media, a recent survey conducted among 77 companies in the wholesale, distribution, manufacturing and retail industries found that only 1% of companies relied on social media for organisation and planning.

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Six Reasons why Sleep is Important

Six Reasons why Sleep is Important

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and overall wellbeing. Despite this, millions of people do not get enough sleep each night.Research released for World Sleep Day last year revealed that 94 percent of Australians aren't getting enough quality sleep.

In this article we will explain how sleep works, six benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, and how you can improve your sleeping habits.

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10 Foods to Boost your Focus and Memory

10 Foods to Boost your Focus and Memory

Food is the fuel that determines your energy and mood, both of which can significantly affect your focus. Just as you shouldn’t put coconut oil into your car to make it run, it’s important to fuel our bodies with the right foods so that we can be the best version of ourselves.

Below are 10 foods that will help you improve your focus:

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How to Optimise Your Warehouse

How to Optimise Your Warehouse

Warehouse efficiency is key to the success of any company that processes, inventories, and ships orders. When efficiency lags, products may not arrive to customers on time, orders can be misplaced, and inventory can be inefficiently managed resulting in stock outs or an abundance of old stock.

To ensure your warehouse operations are optimised, we’ve compiled a list of some tips on how you can keep a tidier and more efficient warehouse.

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Why Bill Gates Thinks Robots Should Pay Taxes

Why Bill Gates Thinks Robots Should Pay Taxes

It's no secret that the robot revolution is coming. According to Forrester’s Brian Hopkins, robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021, where telemarketing, accounting and retail jobs are likely to be the first to be automated.

Once these jobs are taken over by robots, one of the biggest questions which arises is what happens to the income tax that used to come from the human employee? Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates thinks the answer is simple: Tax the robots.

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5 Supply Chain and Warehousing Trends to Watch this Year

5 Supply Chain and Warehousing Trends to Watch this Year

Buzz-word technologies such as “mobile” and “cloud” have featured heavily on warehousing trend lists for years.

Today, these trends are a reality where the digital supply chain is making logistics faster, more efficient and cheaper.

While it is impossible to know exactly what 2017 will bring, here are just some of the highly anticipated supply and warehousing trends to look out for this year:

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The Cost of Human Error

The Cost of Human Error

Unfortunately, everybody is vulnerable to mistakes. Human error comes in many different forms and has the potential to have devastating consequences as it can undercut product quality, physical safety, IT security and customer service.

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10 Animal Facts you Probably Didn’t Know

10 Animal Facts you Probably Didn’t Know

Earth is home to about 1 million known animal species, each one representing a long list of surprising facts and behavioural traits.

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Algiz 10x Emergency Response System Improves Efficiency for Ambulance Workers

Algiz 10x Emergency Response System Improves Efficiency for Ambulance Workers

Sweden is improving its emergency healthcare efforts with Paratus, a modular solution built on Handheld’s Algiz 10X rugged tablet. Swedish emergency responders are using the Algiz 10X emergency response tablet to send critical status updates to hospital workers as they happen, increasing emergency healthcare efficiency and improving patient outcomes.

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