ecommerce integration

Micronet Systems & Aphix unite to streamline online trading for HARMONiQ customers

HARMONiQ is delighted to partner with Aphix Software to help growing companies across Australia and New Zealand to Sell Smarter with integrated eCommerce and More. Having already worked together on several integrated eCommerce projects in the Australian and New Zealand markets, HARMONiQ & Aphix are looking forward to continuing to help distribution and wholesale companies […]

ERP Automation

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. […]

The benefit of long-term thinking: How to make downtime valuable

How do you successfully plan in a time when no one knows what’s coming next, or what could change tomorrow? It’s a question many businesses are facing thanks to COVID-19. In warehouse and distribution, some of us are in a more fortunate position than many other businesses. I am yet to hear (so far) of […]

ERP benefits

How to ensure effective ERP implementation

Fail to plan, plan to fail. The idea of what a new ERP system and process automation can deliver for your business is exciting – but before you can experience the benefits, you need to undertake a successful implementation. In our last blog, we talked about how to decide whether an ERP system is right […]

Should you be selling online? Discover if e-commerce is right for your business

Have you been thinking about online selling? If you are, the good news is that online sales reached $1.5 trillion dollars worldwide in 2016, and over the last 2 years has continued to grow. That number demonstrates that customers are increasingly refusing to be limited by physical boundaries and the need to shop in store […]

Seeking a competitive advantage? Try automation and cost controls.

In my last blog, I spoke about the massive issues caused by manual systems, and how adopting process automation can help you control costs and eliminate these inefficiencies. But in competitive industries such as wholesale, distribution, or retail, you need to do much more than just eliminate inefficiencies. Every dollar counts, so you need to […]

Lost inventory getting you down? Fight inventory shrinkage with process automation.

It’s estimated that Australian wholesalers and retailers lose an average of 1.24% of total turnover per year through various forms of inventory shrinkage. That adds up to a huge amount of money — last year alone, it was estimated that a staggering $4.5 billion was lost due to inventory shrinkage in Australia’s retail, warehousing and distribution […]

3 essential considerations before you implement new margin and cost controls

In a globalised market that is fiercely competitive, your business needs to outperform its competitors wherever and whenever it can. One huge opportunity for competitive advantage is margin and cost optimisation. Last month, we established the importance of introducing tighter margin and cost controls. (And the risks of not doing it.) The next step: how […]

Tightening cost and margin controls to weather uncertain times

A decade of blistering change — technology advances, economic uncertainties and rising customer expectations — has shifted the ground seismically for retail, warehousing and distribution businesses. And there’s only more uncertainty ahead. Probably the greatest threat (or opportunity, depending on where you sit) is the growing inroads made by e-commerce. The arrival of Amazon, in […]

How to gain efficiency with an automated warehouse system

Many businesses find that as they grow, their warehousing becomes inefficient and drags behind them. Very few businesses have warehouses optimised for productivity, and continuing to rely on labour-intensive processes results in poor resource utilisation and ineffective inventory management. The consequences of inefficient warehousing are numerous and affect all aspects of an organisation, especially revenue […]