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4 Of The Biggest Supply Chain Problems of 2022 And How To Work Around Them

Posted by Jason Tindley on 05-Dec-2022 10:30:00

2020 was a pivotal year for global supply chains as Covid-19 wreaked havoc on virtually all aspects of society but, while the shadows of the pandemic linger, other problems have surfaced which continue to present challenges for supply chain managers. In this article, we discuss some of the main supply chain problems and explain how, at LPC International, we can help you to overcome these.

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Topics: Supply Chain Strategy

Why You Need A Dedicated WMS – Not Just An ERP

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Nov-2022 10:30:00

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is often regarded as a one-stop solution for businesses seeking to streamline their core processes, improve interdepartmental collaboration, and reduce costs.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System

The 4 Most Important Warehouse Design Considerations

Posted by Jason Tindley on 22-Nov-2022 11:07:20

Most businesses that sell physical products need warehouse space to store their goods; however, too often proper consideration isn’t given to warehouse design, so many storage facilities are underperforming as a result.

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Topics: Warehouse Design

6 Trends In Warehousing Systems 2022

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Jul-2022 12:41:55

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are continually changing in response to developments in software coding, cloud-based Internet, mobile devices, warehouse automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 2022 is set to be an interesting year for WMS developers and the businesses that use their platforms. However, it isn’t just the software that’s changing, but also the wider processes, machinery and systems used to manage warehouses more generally. Modern warehouse management innovations include a heady blend of cloud-based software, green power, robotics, and AI, among others.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System, Warehouse Productivity

Minimising Transport Resource Requirement

Posted by Jason Tindley on 19-May-2022 17:18:19

Improving efficiency and reducing delivery costs should be an ongoing process for all businesses that need to deliver their products, and the current surge in fuel prices and driver costs alongside the shortage of drivers has made this even more important.

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Topics: Transport Planning

What Are The Most Important Factors In Effective Transport Planning?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 28-Apr-2022 11:19:00

Transport planning plays a crucial role in optimising every aspect of the logistics sector. However, the coordination of rail, sea, and road transportation is complex and is becoming increasingly challenging due to recent price pressures on fuel, and the continuing shortage of trained HGV drivers.

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What Is A Circular Supply Chain In Logistics?

Posted by Jason Tindley on 21-Apr-2022 11:06:00

The term ‘circular economy’ has been increasingly discussed at a local and international level. In the UK, its estimated that transitioning to a circular economy could help meet up to 80% of the country’s carbon budget. Since the supply chain/distribution services sector is the backbone of the economy, playing an essential role in manufacturing, retail, and construction, it’s clear that the principles of the circular economy also affect this sector. In this article, we explain what a circular supply chain is and the benefits of implementing one.

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Topics: Logistics Planning

4 Ways To Increase Warehouse Productivity

Posted by Jason Tindley on 14-Apr-2022 10:45:00

According to a 2020 study, unproductive workflows in UK warehouses result in the waste of more than 3,000 hours per year. This can translate into important financial losses, so it’s crucial to know how to make warehouse operations more efficient.

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Topics: Warehouse Productivity

Sustainability In Supply Chains – 4 Trends For 2022

Posted by Jason Tindley on 07-Apr-2022 10:29:15

The topic of sustainability is quickly gaining relevance in every industry. The logistics sector is no exception, given the impact the industry’s activities have on the environment. In this article, we look at the top 4 sustainability trends affecting supply chain management this year.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System

How To Prepare Your Company For Growth In 2022

Posted by Jason Tindley on 29-Mar-2022 17:28:43

To stay ahead of the curve in 2022, your company may need to invest in warehouse management and supply chain optimisation systems that are flexible enough to meet any requirements. Here are three essential tips to help you prepare for success.

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Topics: Warehouse Management System, Warehouse Productivity

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