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Five Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Tips

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Recruiting in the automotive aftermarket trade can be tough. With a large number of people choosing to go to university, attracting top talent in your trade can also be a big challenge. That’s why we have put together a list of five automotive aftermarket recruitment tips to help you attract the best possible candidates.

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A History of Cloud Computing Timeline

A History of Cloud Computing Timeline

According to Gartner, the cloud computing market is forecast to reach £155 billion in 2016. But what are its origins as a concept? Below is a history of cloud computing timeline, detailing its key milestones over the past 50 years and more.

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5 tips on how to improve warehouse safety

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When working in an environment with large machinery, pallets and racking, warehouse safety should be considered a priority. According to a HSE survey, the estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions is £14.3 billion.

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10 Inspirational Data Quotes

10 Inspirational Data Quotes

Having accurate data that you can analyse is crucial to making informed business decisions. Here are some truly inspirational data quotes which give great insight into why having accurate numbers at your fingertips is so crucial.

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5 innovative warehouse technologies that your business needs

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Technology is constantly evolving and this is certainly the case in warehouses. Not only are companies moving from paper based systems to warehouse management software, (according to recent research,) they are also looking to get the edge on their competitors by taking advantage of the latest innovative warehouse technologies. We list 5 of the latest technology trends that are currently being used in warehouses.

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Five Builders Merchants’ Recruitment Tips

Five Builders Merchants’ Recruitment Tips

Recruiting in the builders merchants’ trade can be tough. With a large number of people choosing to go to university, attracting top talent in your trade is a big challenge. That’s why we have put together a list of five builders merchants’ recruitment tips to help you attract the best possible candidates.

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20 Good Customer Services Skills that your Business Needs

20 good customer services skills that your business needs (infographic.)

Whatever industry you're in, offering an excellent customer service is crucial to your success. In a previous blog, we outlined the top omni-channel customer service experience and in this one, with the help of Provide Support we detail the essential customer services skills that you should master.

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5 advantages of using an ERP system

ERP software market is expected to be worth £27 billion by 2020

With one report suggesting that the ERP software market is expected to be worth £27 billion by 2020 and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) predicting a doubling in cloud-based ERP investments by the end of 2016, now is the time for your business to invest in a fully integrated solution. Need convincing? Here are 5 advantages of using an ERP system.

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Digital Leaders' 2016 IT concerns (Infographic)

Digital Leaders' wants and needs 2016

For the fifth year, BCS, (The Chartered Institute for IT,) has run a survey looking at the needs of the digital leader. Here are some of the biggest IT concerns raised in it, shown in a lovely infographic.

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What is EDI Software?

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EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange and refers to the transferring of business data electronically from one source to another in a standard format. Some of the common documents that can be transferred via EDI software include purchase orders, invoices and advance ship notices.

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10 Inspirational Tech Quotes

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When you’re on top of the world you feel motivated to do a great job at work. However we all have those days when we need a little bit of extra motivation. Here are the top 10 tech quotes to inspire you…. or at the very least, put a smile on your face!

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Top Five Omni Channel Customer Service Experiences

Omni Channel Customer Service Experiences

Since we last wrote about omni-channel commerce and shared the top omni-channel customer service experiences that customers want, new research has been released that highlights the importance of creating a seamless experience for customers, across all of your channels. 

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Warehouse Management Software and K8

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Managing your warehouse in a cost effective and efficient way is one of the key components of a successful business.

That’s why our most recent version of K8, K8 Babbage, is our most comprehensive and reliable release to date. As with our other modules, our warehouse management software, can assist you in achieving effective warehouse management.

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Use of handheld devices for warehouse management

Use of handheld devices for warehouse management

We’re excited to see the changes that have been happening in warehouse management over recent years. Research into the future of the warehouses shows that warehouse IT and operations professionals no longer view the warehouse as just a cost centre, in which operational focus is on reducing inefficiencies and inaccuracies in order picking.

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5 films that have used warehouses

5 films that have used warehouses

Warehouses aren’t just places to store your products. Many classic films have used them as backdrops to many famous scenes.  We’re going to show you 5 of the best films that have used warehouses.

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Why invest in sales order processing software?

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If you are considering investing in sales order processing software, you are not alone. Research shows that 87% of organisations have problems with manual sales order processing and 77% say manual processing is holding back company growth. Part of this is because, say 53% of businesses, they receive orders in paper form, through the mail.

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Challenges of Managing Multiple Warehouse Locations

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Warehouse management is challenging enough: optimising stock levels, managing the physical space and tracking orders and deliveries. However, when growing companies add additional warehouses, those challenges are multiplied.

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The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

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The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

Any interruption of trading for your business is a disaster whichever way you look at it. Because of this, you will need a plan of action to hand to ensure that you are well prepared if the worse does happen.

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What is warehouse management?

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Warehouse management is the control of the day-to-day operations of a warehouse, such as the shipping, receiving, put-away and picking of goods. 

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What is Stock Control Software in the Distributive Trades?

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Stock control is all about balance: having sufficient goods available that any item can be supplied without delay, without tying up too much money in stock.  Sounds simple, but whether you're a wholesaler, distributor, merchant or retailer, carrying hundreds, thousands or millions of products, getting stock control right is both complex, and crucial.

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What is SaaS?

What is SAAS?

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What is CRM Software in the distributive trades?

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CRM is the strategy by which you manage your firm’s relationships with customers and prospects. In industries where goods are becoming increasingly commoditised, one of the main ways that wholesalers, distributors, merchants and retailers can differentiate is through customer service. 

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What is Business Intelligence?

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What is BI in the Distributive Trades?

BI stands for Business Intelligence, which is an umbrella term for the tools and systems that enable a company to gather, store, access and analyse corporate data, so as to make better decisions and improve performance. 

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4 strategic sourcing process challenges for your business

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There is growing evidence that companies that focus on improving their supply chain performance achieve much better financial and operational results than their competitors.  The companies that came top for optimising their supply chain in a 2013 Price Waterhouse Coopers survey perform 70% better, on average, than the companies at the bottom.Tweet: Companies that optimise their supply chain in perform 70% better: http://bit.ly/1p3S7dI They:                                                                                  

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B2B buyers top 10 most wanted omni-channel experiences

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Companies in the distributive trades have seen a massive shift in their customers’ expectations, in recent years.  B2B customers, whether they are builders or plumbers, retailers or manufacturers, car mechanics or caterers, are consumers as well.  As such, they have got used to rich omni-channel experiences when shopping for personal items, and expect to have the same ease, convenience and level of service when buying goods for business use.

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Five Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment Tips

Recruiting in the automotive aftermarket trade can be tough. With a large number of people choosing to go to university, attracting top talent in...Read more

A History of Cloud Computing Timeline

According to Gartner, the cloud computing market is forecast to reach £155 billion in 2016. But what are its origins as a concept? Below is a...Read more

5 tips on how to improve warehouse safety

When working in an environment with large machinery, pallets and racking, warehouse safety should be considered a priority. According to a HSE...Read more

10 Inspirational Data Quotes

Having accurate data that you can analyse is crucial to making informed business decisions. Here are some truly inspirational data quotes which...Read more

5 innovative warehouse technologies that your business needs

Technology is constantly evolving and this is certainly the case in warehouses. Not only are companies moving from paper based systems to warehouse...Read more