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Trust Softeon With Your Inventory Management

One of the most difficult things to manage in terms of an inventory based business is how much demand you have for your inventory and your actual inventory level that is kept readily available. Even if you have been in the business for several years, it is still difficult to really determine the right level of inventory needed to meet your specific goals as well as what your customers will actually buy.

Understanding Reverse Logistics in Five Minutes or Less

The sale is done – but it’s Not Over.

It takes an extraordinary effort to keep up with supply chain management. Moving goods requires so much more than just shipping them to a final location. With so many cogs in the system, every completed order can feel like a small miracle if you actually stop and think about how much went into it. It’s plenty to keep anyone busy, and it’s why post-sales processing is so thankless. Even after you deliver the product, there are tasks that must be completed. If you want to look at a holistic way to better handle those tasks, you need to think about reverse logistics.

Two Tricks to Boost Warehouse Labor Retention

Let’s be real - warehouse jobs are tough, and not everyone is made for it. You’ve probably tweaked your hiring process to weed out the wrong people as much as possible, but you still end up with too much turnover. Improving warehouse labor retention is a challenge as it is competitive, and there are more jobs than available workers right now. You can try to throw money at the problem, but eventually, you’re probably going to be outbid. So, what else can you offer workers? A better work environment and quality of life are major perks to many potential employees. These two ideas can reduce turnover without putting you into a bidding war.

How Softeon Builds Robust Supply Chain Management Systems

They say that entrepreneurship is the backbone of the American economy. That’s fair, but supply chain management is what makes entrepreneurship possible. Without impressive logistical operators keeping goods flowing, businesses (new or old) can’t function. If you want to store or move goods, you need expertise. Thankfully, the same systems powering companies like UPS and Sony are available to everyone. Softeon offers the very resources that power the biggest supply chains in the world to every client, and this is how they make it work.

Improving Your Sorting System Capacity

Supply chain management has a few common kinks that keep the overall system from running exactly the way we want. Those kinks can be frustratingly out of our control, such as receiving shipments from suppliers. But one of the worst offenders is usually in the center of your operation. Sorting systems are vital to improving workflow, but they are prone to bottlenecks and inefficiency. For many warehouses, their sorting systems are hurting productivity by working under capacity. There are two low-cost ways to tackle this problem...

How to Improve Your Shipping Performance

Nearly half of all online shoppers say that they have abandoned shopping carts when shipping speeds were too slow. To meet the demands of consumers who have more shopping choices than ever, you need a shipping process that is fast and efficient. Here are a few areas to focus on if you are going to deliver the results people want...

What is Blockchain Technology and How Will It Impact Supply Chain Management?

Blockchain tech came to prominence as the technology undergirding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It has many uses outside of the world of finance, including in supply chain management. Some experts are likening it to the invention of the World Wide Web - and it really has the potential to become that important.

Will Self-Driving Trucks Affect Your Network Design Strategy?

Your supply chain can benefit in many ways from the new innovation of driverless trucks. Here are some of the ways that your network design strategy may improve.

10 Tips for Warehouse Efficiency

1 - Control your freight.

There are many things written about this cost area, and you should keep up with the latest solutions in order to maintain your profit positioning. You may need a consultant in this area, because everything in a carrier agreement is up for negotiation.

2 - Pay for performance.

Pick and pack makes up half of your warehouse labor, so make this your number one priority in labor productivity. Make sure that you are not overpaying for productivity that you should already have packed in.

Essential Qualities of Any Good Supply Chain Manager

Supply chain management often involves overseeing and integrating processes where people, machines and software all have a role to play. With so much in motion, the job isn't always easy, and supply chain leaders must have strong organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills. Here are four essential qualities of any good supply chain manager.

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