Panova is an international manufacturer specializing in custom rubber and plastic components and sealing solutions. The company wanted to move all of its business processes to the Cloud so its staff from around the world could easily access information and collaborate. A new Cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution (Acumatica) has helped to improve
Smart electronic devices in the form of wearables are delivering intriguing possibilities for logistics companies. Wearables are hands-free devices connected to the internet which automatically deliver information to the wearer. MHI predicts that 70% of warehouse facilities will adopt some form of wearables by 2023. This trend is happening for good reason. Brands such as
Freight transportation consultancy FTR reported this week that the most recent edition of its Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) took small steps on the way to continued improvement. FTR describes the SCI as an indicator that sums up all market influences that affect the transport environment for shippers, with a reading above zero being favorable and
Today’s culture of instant gratification has changed consumer expectations when it comes to buying products and receiving deliveries. Shoppers expect the products they desire to be always available and delivered quickly. According to one survey, 99% of U.S. consumers say fast delivery is extremely important to them when making a purchase, and 74% would shop
In early 2018, Pet Science, an Ontario-based pet products and prescription distributor, encountered serious pick/processing and plant capacity issues. As a result, James Tolley, along with his operations team, had been studying how to increase capacity for several months. Their goal was to accommodate a growing portfolio of pet products in their Brampton, Ontario, warehouse.