As the complexity of filling smaller orders faster continues to mount, our analysts expect more operations to embrace the value that WMS brings to the table. Here’s what they believe is on tap this year in the world of WMS and the systems that support it.
The first generation of warehouse execution systems brought a new level of orchestration to automated warehouses. The next generation promises to bring a new level of optimisation and productivity to the conventional warehouse.
Companies are thinking way outside of the box to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE PANDEMIC has suddenly made ‘agility’ a key survival skill, rather than just an aspiration for businesses. Here is a look at how some companies have swiftly adjusted, pivoted (sometimes radically) and improvised on the fly.
2020 HAS been one of the strangest years in our lives. A small virus originating in China has become a massive Black Swan, whose ominous wings have spread across the world, and temporarily or even permanently paralysed many business operations, supply chain processes and even strained sociopolitical relationships across the globe – especially between China and the USA. The relatively calm global economic seas have experienced unsettling churn and uneasiness prevails.
A study conducted at the University of Pretoria investigated the reasons behind South African clothing and textile retailers’ decisions to source globally, what risks these firms are exposed to and how these risks are identified and managed.
For as long as we know, SMEs have always been the lifeline in SA’s economy, a strong contributor to GDP and employment. In fact, according to a 2019 report by Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), employment provided by SMMEs increased to 10.8 million in 2019 Q1, accounting for 66 percent of economy-wide employment.