Enterprise resource planning software and data security

November 10, 2014 at 5:30 PMAdministrator
Earlier this fall, the Washington Post reported that hackers suspected to be from the Chinese government accessed the United States Postal Service's networks and obtained roughly 800,000 employees' private information. Names, dates of birth, social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and employment information was all compromised. Customers who phoned the Postal Service Customer Care Center between January and Aug. 16 may also have had their information stolen. [More]

Multi-carrier shipping software increases profitability

November 6, 2014 at 3:23 PMAdministrator
Businesses looking to offer the best shipping options to their customers, while still making a profit, should invest in multi-carrier shipping software. First of all, sticking to one carrier limits the amount of sales a business can handle. With the impending holiday season, it's imperative that companies expand to include several different carriers in their stable, At least one, if not several, national carriers should be part of any business's shipping operation. E-commerce stores that plan on selling items online will likely encounter mailing addresses that are not local. [More]

Packing tips for delicate jewelry

November 5, 2014 at 5:07 PMAdministrator
Sending delicate jewelry requires excellent packaging and thorough preparation to ensure its safe arrival. Like all fragile items, there should be no movement or space to rattle in the box once the packing is complete. Movement of product indicates a large possibility the item will either bump into another item in the same box or be smashed as it travels through sorting machines, as there is nothing to protect it from impact. Wrap jewelry in bubble wrap several times so its shape is not distinguishable through the casing. [More]

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The role IT plays in enterprise resource planning software adoption

November 4, 2014 at 12:56 PMAdministrator
The implementation of enterprise resource planning software involves a business's IT department more heavily today than ever before. Where IT departments may have taken a backseat to warehouse management in the past, they are now front and center when it comes to choosing and maintaining enterprise resource planning software. Every step along the way, including purchase, installation, utilization, maintenance, training and support requires adept IT professionals. [More]

How to choose shipping software

November 4, 2014 at 12:24 PMAdministrator
Companies investing in shipping software should not take the decision lightly. There are many factors to consider when determining the best option for the corporation. Overlooking one of these aspects could be detrimental to productivity and profits. [More]

LTL shipping and multi-carrier software

November 3, 2014 at 2:02 PMAdministrator
Multi-carrier shipping software can improve a warehouse's LTL and FTL freight shipping practices. LTL stands for "less than truck load" shipping. It is the movement of smaller, lighter packages that weigh anywhere between 151 and 10,000 pounds. These shipments do not take up all of the space available in a carrier's truck. Senders must only pay for the space they use up in the truck and carriers fill their semis with goods from multiple clients. On the other hand, FTL shipping will likely use every inch of a truck to ship items out. This stands for "full truck load" and should only be used when economically viable. [More]

New shipping policies underway for major U.S. retailers

October 31, 2014 at 1:31 PMAdministrator
This holiday season, brick-and-mortar stores are changing their shipping policies to keep up with the convenience offered by online retailers. Rather than adhering to traditional shopping dates and shipping rates, stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy are mixing things up this year. [More]