31 Jan, "17

Introducing: Batch and expiry date tracking for F&B businesses

Possible glass fragments. Undeclared milk. Salmonella. E-Coli. These are some of the reasons behind product recalls by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

If you’re the owner of a food and beverage (F&B) business, you are constantly running the risk of contamination for reasons like the ones outlined above.

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10 Aug, "16

How to get paid on time as a supplier

Ah, cash flow. The lifeline and one of the biggest challenges for many small business owners and wholesalers. Keeping that cash flow coming is a key factor in keeping your business healthy - and that means getting your customers to make their payments on time.

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22 Jul, "16

The Brexit impact on the supply chain

Written by Vera Lim, Inbound Marketer at TradeGecko and Jonathan Dolby, Head of Marketing at Microlise, a UK based telematics and transport management solutions provider working with transport operators in the UK and internationally, many of which are retailers.

51.8% of voters in the UK chose to leave the European Union. Depending on the terms of the exit agreement, the Brexit vote could mean that the UK will no longer enjoy the benefits of the EU single market. Among the hardest hit by Brexit would be UK online sellers, for whom the EU accounts for 45% of the UK’s exports and cross-border online shopping.

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21 Jun, "16

Learn how Going Green can Grow Your Business

You can’t miss the proliferation of green businesses on every level, from small operators like Wanderer Bracelets that avoids outsourcing in favor of local artisans, to big brands like Nike that promise to reduce their carbon footprint and improve working conditions for their employees. At the same time, sustainability encourages businesses to stay adaptable and agile -- two key qualities for growing your business.

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18 Mar, "16

Three tips to reduce your supplier lead time

Inventory is expensive and makes up the bulk of your costs. On top of purchasing the products, you still have to pay for custom fees, rent for your storage facility, and even expedited shipping from your suppliers if you’re running out of stock.

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11 Jan, "16

5 lessons from the top 25 global supply chains of 2015

The beginning of a brand new year is always an exciting time. In our efforts to look ahead and plan for a successful 2016, let’s not forget to take a quick glance back at 2015 to take away lessons from what went well.

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11 Sep, "15

Third Party Logistics (3PL) - Everything You Need to Know

What’s 3PL? Nope - it’s not a new brand of office supplies! 3PL stands for third-party logistics, a service that allows you to outsource operational logistics from warehousing, all the way through to delivery, and ultimately enables you to focus on other parts of your business. 

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7 Jul, "15

How to optimise inventory turnover: 9 tips

In this guest post Heather Smith covers the importance of efficient inventory turnover to your business operations.  She discusses why inventory turnover is such an essential part of operations, and nine strategies for optimisation.

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