How Inventory Management Prepares Your Warehouse for the Holiday Blitz

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With the holidays less than two months away, retailers have already swapped out spooky masks, jack-o-lanterns, and candy corn for holly, garland, and ornaments for the upcoming holiday shopping season. This is the time you’ve trained for all year — Black Friday and the crazy busy shopping days … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Your Small Business For Cyber Monday

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Somewhere between back to school and Halloween, it begins. It may only be a store or two at first, but before all the treats are handed out and the ghosts and goblins are stored away, it’s an epidemic. Department stores everywhere are donned in Christmas décor and the season is in full swing. Too … [Read more...]

Walmart Is Addressing Inventory Problems With a New System

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How Walmart’s My Productivity app controls inventory  Even giants can be brought down to their knees, as proven in Walmart’s mammoth fall in 2013 when $3 billion went down the drain, thanks to years of excess goods surging past sales. In the quarter ending on April 30 earlier this year, … [Read more...]

The Rise of Barcode Scanners and How We Got Here

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Just take a look around anywhere you go and you’ll likely find barcode labels, with their narrow and wide parallel lines, mysterious digits and patterns made up of dots, squares and even hexagons, a very integral part of your life. They’re used to identify everything from products at a grocery store … [Read more...]

How An Online Dollar Store Can Use Supply Chain Control

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Visit any city and you’ll find, alongside pharmacies and big box chains and retail stores that specialize in a particular niche, the ubiquitous dollar store, selling seemingly every item under the sun for incredibly low prices. It’s one of the staples of the local and national economy.  Now it's … [Read more...]