Manchester-based Tradefix Direct supplies the construction and joinery trades with a range of products that includes fixings and fastenings, tools, sealants and adhesives, roofing products and ironmongery. The business was started in 2008 by managing director Paul Kershaw and has undergone significant growth since then. In 2014 after a period of successful trading and […]
After they’ve used their mouse or fingertip to select the ‘buy now’ option, most online customers aren’t that interested in how their orders get to them. They only care how soon they’ll arrive or why, on occasions, they are delayed. But behind the scenes, several different IT platforms can be involved in the fulfilment process, […]
If you are asking why you need a cloud-based WMS you might be asking the wrong question…
Many smaller and growing businesses see the management of their warehouses as a necessarily evil. Chances are that the business grew out of a great idea or some passion or expertise by the founder. It is unlikely that warehouse […]
In a week or two, if not already, the majority of online retailers selling products whose sales peak at Christmas time will be hitting their busiest commercial trading period.
It’s the time of year for many such businesses when, hopefully, the advanced preparation and planning done beforehand pays off. The systems and procedures put in place […]
The ProSKU cloud WMS continues to develop in line with marketplace expectations and to address the increasingly diverse needs found in the e-commerce sector. A recent addition to the already rounded functionality available in ProSKU is the addition of a new module for kitting.
Kitting is known by various terms including bill of materials, product assembly […]
When it comes to receiving goods and looking for somewhere to put them, a modern WMS can surpass the knowledge of even your most competent warehouse operative. It can do this because it holds a map of the storage locations in your warehouse and records what’s stored in them in real time.
This means that […]
ProSKU will be on stand E542 at eCommerce Expo 2018, 26-27 September at Olympia, London to demonstrate its cloud-hosted warehouse management system (WMS).
ProSKU WMS is a feature rich software solution that offers users effective working processes to handle all aspects of stock and location control and delivers accuracy, efficiency and discipline to the management […]
Just as retailers have been optimising their supply chains for just-in-time and minimum inventories, so have shoppers. It seems shoppers now visit their favourite stores more frequently and buy fewer items each time, replacing the traditional weekly or fortnightly visit to the supermarket that became the established model during the 1980s. It could be that […]
This is a common misconception among those unfamiliar with such systems.
The short answer is no, you don’t, but it may depend on how you use the system. When we say ‘warehouse management system’, or WMS, we usually mean the software that does the managing in the background. The application, either locally hosted or cloud-based that […]
Even if my pickers pick the order accurately can the packers miss something out or send it to the wrong address? Will a WMS help improve customer satisfaction here?
Absolutely. When used properly a WMS can improve customer satisfaction if this is being affected by inaccuracy in either picking or packing.
As with many software solutions, effectiveness […]