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Why now is the time to adopt automation

‘Digital transformation’ and ‘automation’ have been buzzwords around the warehouse and distribution industry for a few years now. It’s been pretty much accepted that they’d be part of our future – that the next decade would include a big change in the way we use digital technology. However, 2020 has turned that idea upside down. […]

Three ways to use data to boost your profits

Most businesses leaders are currently living with a lot of uncertainty. There’s very little clarity around the long term (or even short term) impact that the events of 2020 will have on the warehouse and distribution industry in general, and their business specifically. It doesn’t seem to matter if you’ve taken a hit, or have […]

Taken a hit? Set your business up to recover – and grow bigger

Last month, I discussed how warehouse and distribution businesses can prepare for the ‘new normal’. A large part of this was about growing customer bases and expanding into new markets. But if we look further ahead, the goal for many isn’t just getting back to ‘normal’ – it’s continued growth. This major disruption has (and […]

Comparing costs: Poorly controlled margins vs. ERP systems

The state of the Australian economy is worrying for many. For retailers, warehousing and distribution businesses, it’s particularly concerning. A slow-moving economy and poor sales results across the industry mean that controlling internal business costs is more important than ever. We don’t have much control over the economy. We also don’t have too much control […]

Comparing costs: Poorly controlled margins vs. ERP systems

The state of the Australian economy is worrying for many. For retailers, warehousing and distribution businesses, it’s particularly concerning. A slow-moving economy and poor sales results across the industry mean that controlling internal business costs is more important than ever. We don’t have much control over the economy. We also don’t have too much control […]