What Kind of Barcode Would Work Best For Your Company?

We’ve all seen the barcode labels affixed to products with their parallel lines and mysterious digits or patterns made up of dots, squares and even hexagons. When these mysterious bars and lines are

Santa's Inventory Management Elves

It’s holiday season, and one of the enduring images that returns to us around this time is that of Santa, a sleigh piled high with presents, hurtling across the country, and the world, to deliver gi

How to Prepare for Holiday Returns the Season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season doesn’t end for retailers when the holidays do. Instead of settling down, businesses need to pick it up and prepare for post-holiday returns. Whether the

Avoiding Asset Management Mishaps In Schools

How poor asset management can affect school beyond budgetary matters School seems so much different in this modern era than it did in my childhood! Children appear to learn so much more in much les

North Pole Prep; How Does Santa Do It?

How Santa Prepares for His Big Night with Barcodes He’s making a list, and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. With millions of children to deliver toys to in one night, Santa

How Inventory Management Prepares Your Warehouse for the Holiday Blitz

With the holidays less than two months away, retailers have already swapped out spooky masks, jack-o-lanterns, and candy corn for holly, garland, and ornaments for the upcoming holiday shopping seas

How to Beat the Holiday Rush with Inventory Management

As soon as those sleigh bells start ringing, small businesses know one thing is coming: the holiday rush. While this time of year brings substantial revenue growth, it can also bring daunting challe

How To Prepare Your Small Business For Cyber Monday

Somewhere between back to school and Halloween, it begins. It may only be a store or two at first, but before all the treats are handed out and the ghosts and goblins are stored away, it’s an epidem

Walmart Is Addressing Inventory Problems With a New System

How Walmart’s My Productivity app controls inventory  Even giants can be brought down to their knees, as proven in Walmart’s mammoth fall in 2013 when $3 billion went down the drain, thanks to year

The Rise of Barcode Scanners and How We Got Here

Just take a look around anywhere you go and you’ll likely find barcode labels, with their narrow and wide parallel lines, mysterious digits and patterns made up of dots, squares and even hexagons, a

Four Time Management Strategies For Your Business to Adopt

One of the biggest problems that individuals face, and that companies big and small must deal with as a result, is how to manage their time when on the clock. In a perfect world, everybody would wor

How An Online Dollar Store Can Use Supply Chain Control

Visit any city and you’ll find, alongside pharmacies and big box chains and retail stores that specialize in a particular niche, the ubiquitous dollar store, selling seemingly every item under the s

Asset Management Horror Stories

Do you know how much your assets are costing you? If you aren't using asset management tracking software, you probably don’t and it can be the start of your own asset management horror story. That’

What is a Ghost Asset?

A fixed asset is a long-term piece of property that is used in the production of income, such as office equipment, machinery, vehicles or real estate. Considering that fixed assets are normally some

7 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Large Retailers

When we think about shopping in the modern era, the names of big-box retailers and online shopping giants often come to mind, whether it’s the Black Friday deals of Amazon or the discounts offered b

Keeping our Protectors Protected With Asset Management

The agenda for a recent city council meeting in Plano, TX included a resolution authorizing $362,246 in spending on helmets, plate carriers, and rifle-rated hard armor plates for the Plano Police De

Do these 5 Things to Prevent Cybercrimes

In 2015, we saw some of the most high-profile companies suffer costly cybercrimes, including the US Office of Personnel Management, U.S. health insurance firms Anthem and Premera, hotel chains Manda

4 Things Your Small Business Should Address in Your Threat Assessment

“Retail loss prevention professionals have one of the hardest jobs in the industry, protecting their customers, employees and merchandise from the threat of harm and fraud.” National Retail Federati

How Onboarding Can Improve Employee Retention

Have you ever been in this situation: You take pain-staking measures to find the best qualified candidates for an open position at your company. Finally, after receiving scores of resumes and conduc

4 Ways to Reduce Cost with Equipment Tracking

You didn’t start your business to manage equipment, and as your company grows, keeping track of this equipment can often feel like a heavy burden and a time consuming process. However, when done wit

How Small Businesses Can Work With Working Parents

In just one moment, life changes. A baby is born, and nothing will ever be the same again. You are now a parent, but you are also a working professional. Juggling parenthood and a career is somethin

How Suppliers and Retailers Improve Supply Chain

Most will agree that when there is cooperation between retailers and their suppliers, a more profitable and leaner supply chain is the result. Take these stats, for example: -Revenue has increased

The Overlooked Costs of Running A Small Business

Anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a great idea can start a small business, the trick is staying profitable and successful past the honeymoon stage. Only about half of all small businesses wi

Two Crucial Steps When Entering the E-commerce Arena

If you’re a small business owner in 2016, you’re likely aware that you need not just an online presence for marketing and advertising, but an e-commerce presence as well. Entering the world of e-com

How Inventory Management Helps Restaurants Improve Online Sales

Few urges are as difficult to satisfy as the craving for a certain food. Many of us know how it feels to want a late-night sushi roll, or a mid-afternoon dessert to power through the rest of the wor

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity is, “The collective mixture of differences and similarities that include, for example, individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences

Getting Back To The Basics of Customer Service

Customer service can make or break a business. Just as stellar service can keep customers coming back, bad customer service can send clients running for the hills. Unfortunately people have become

3 Ways Predictive Analytics Can Harness Your Big Data

An inventory management system provides you with a plethora of data. You can gather information on everything, from real-time stock levels to customer behavior and trends. The problem is many compan

8 Ways to Accomplish Improved Employee Engagement

Organisations all across the board do their best to ensure employees are committed to the organisation’s goals and values, remaining motivated, contributing to the company’s success and maintaining

How Brexit Will Affect Small Businesses In the U.S. For Years To Come

On June 23, 2016, in a controversial decision that shocked the world, 51.9% of Brits voted to leave the European Union. No matter what will end up happening (Britain has two years to finalize negoti

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