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retailers

The worlds of online and offline businesses continue to merge and in 2017, as outlined in this infographic from the CUBE, it’s time that retailers finally embraced it. The first major change was, of course, the growth of the internet and during this period bricks and mortar retailers started to feel threatened that people would buy products online instead of shopping in their store.

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Many fresh graduates work hard to get that one good business idea and then work on it instead of opting for a traditional career. While the eventual success looks great, to get there, you have to wade through a very turbulent sea of difficulties and what we call “start-up” stress. Such is the stress associated with a start-up that we have given it, its domain.

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workplace efficiency

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from Patrick O’Rahilly, Founder and CEO of FactoryFix.com. Patrick gives us some insight into workplace efficiency and how to reduce waste.
Lean manufacturing is the modern solution to the age-old workplace consolidation problem. The lean concept, itself, is a strategy created to simplify, organize and optimize a working environment.

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Innovation

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from out good friend Adams Nagar. Adams Nager is an economic research analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Areas of interest include international competitiveness, macroeconomic theory, STEM education policy, and high-skilled immigration issues. Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St.

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worker productivity

Negativity in the workplace hurts worker productivity and costs money. Workers who are present but performing less than 100 percent due to illness or stress actually cost companies more on worker productivity than absent workers do, losing an average 12.4 days of productivity a year versus an average 3.5 days lost due to absence, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson.

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We’re all in business to create revenue, somehow, some way. It’s true if you’re a warehouse manager maintaining distribution operations. It’s true if you’re a logistics supervisor assessing 3PL vendors. It’s especially true if you’re on the front lines of sales, finding qualified prospects. Whether you like it or not, your activity contributed to revenue, directly or indirectly.

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content marketing

Editor’s Note: Take it from us, a transportation management solutions provider, who understands the question we’ve all asked: “Who on earth will find manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, shipping, and transportation management content interesting? After all, it’s just making stuff and tedious process-driven operations!” Well, the answer lies in not thinking of yourself as some boring industry (

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When discussing warehouse statistics many key performance indicators are mentioned. Stock movement, order duration times, utilization of equipment and personnel, error rates and many more.So what are the most important figures needed to run a warehouse?Depending on the warehouse design and complexity there are at least a hand full of statistics that any manager needs.