Many of us don’t think twice about picking up a new piece of clothing here or there. Shirts, shorts, pants, and other items have become much more affordable in recent years, and trends seem to change from year to year. But this growing trend has a name and some downsides related to the supply chain and sustainability. Here’s what you need to know about fast fashion and its risks.
Over the past several decades, industrial automation has continued to evolve. The manufacturing industry once relied solely on mechanical automation to boost efficiency. Now, a combination of hardware and software solutions is turning traditional factories into smart facilities that will be more commonplace in the future. Here’s what you need to know about the role of hardware and software solutions in automation.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, not many people talked about the global supply chain. But, since 2020, we've come to realize the importance of connecting the various pieces of the logistics puzzle that get goods from one point to another and eventually into the hands of consumers.
Regardless of what industry you’re in, running a warehouse is a significant investment. You have to design your layout, organize the movement and storage of inventory, hire and manage staff, and keep everything safe and up to code.
Sitting in a warehouse, consumable goods with expiration dates can go wrong, cause unnecessary waste, and cost retailers untold values in lost profits. Consumable inventory tracking helps prevent these issues, avoid the challenges when items are out-of-stock, and help with first-in, first-out fulfillment. The right inventory management strategies help you keep track of just how much inventory you have, analyze when you will need replenishment, and manage upcoming expiration dates. Here’s what you need to know.
Barcodes are important in shipping, tracking, inventorying, managing, and purchasing food products—especially when you want to distribute and sell products in a retail setting. But coming up with a barcode for a new food product has a few requirements. The process is fairly simple, but here’s what you need to know before you get started.
Any business that needs to keep track of something understands the challenges associated with this task. It’s costly, time-consuming, prone to error, and sometimes inefficient. Businesses have used barcode technology for many years, but RFID has many advantages as a tracking solution. Here is what you need to know about the latest RFID trends in 2023 and some of the ways this technology is being used.
It's one of the most magical days of the year for many families and their young children. As the holiday season approaches, Santa Claus needs to figure out how to get gifts to hundreds of millions of households in a matter of hours. That's a hefty responsibility, and the consequence of not meeting his deadlines is countless disappointed children. No one wants that!
The supply chain is the flow of materials from suppliers to manufacturers to warehouses to consumers. Each company has a unique supply chain, and this is something that businesses are constantly working to improve in terms of accuracy and efficiency.
Accurate and real-time data is vital to an effective supply chain. To manage their inventory properly, businesses must be able to track their goods at all stages of the supply chain process. This can now be accomplished using RFID technology. Here is what you need to know about RFID and the ways it is transforming the supply chain.
Whatever the nature of the business — from consumer packaged goods to online products to pharmaceuticals — the ultimate success of the enterprise hinges on the efficiency of its supply chain. Increasingly complex supply chains can not only be distracting but also costly and a disaster for businesses in competitive industries.