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06/12/18

Optima are Proud to be Supporting House of Bread this Christmas

Christmas is all about giving, so we decided to spread a little festive cheer in the local community. As well as putting on our own festive fashion show, we also donated food that we have collected to House of Bread which will be passed onto some underprivileged local children on Christmas Day. House of Bread… Read more »

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04/12/18

UK running out of warehouse space amid Brexit fears

Britain is fast running out of warehouse space to store frozen and chilled foods amid fears of a no deal Brexit. In a stark warning industry leaders have revealed that the necessary storage facilities are now fully booked for the next six months at least and companies were now being turned away following an unprecedented… Read more »

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16/11/18

Enhance your picking process with WMS Wave Picking

What is WMS Wave Picking? Wave Picking is used by management and workers via a warehouse management system (WMS) in order to support the planning and organising of the daily flow of work in a warehouse or distribution centre. Essentially, Wave Picking is an application of short-interval-scheduling as groups of orders are scheduled into short intervals… Read more »

17/10/18

New WMS Proves to be a Smash Hit with BSI Merch

Optima recently undertook a chart-topping warehouse management software project for Backstreet International Merchandise Ltd. and it’s fair to say that both we and our client are delighted with the outcome. Background BSI Merch has over twenty years’ experience at the forefront of merchandising and e-commerce for the music and entertainment industry, selling band merchandise for many top-selling… Read more »

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17/8/18

Yes, you can implement a WMS before Christmas

Could you have a new WMS before Christmas? If you’re not thinking about Christmas yet, perhaps you should. Remember the chaos in your warehouse last Christmas? The mad dash to get all of those last minute orders shipped out in time for the big day? The trouble you had getting extra staff in December? Well,… Read more »

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11/7/18

4 ways Optimiser WMS Software Helps New Fulfilment Companies

Why is Optimiser the ideal WMS for new fulfilment companies? As well as helping established companies improve their warehouse productivity and efficiency, Optimiser WMS can be implemented in new fulfilment companies too. Are you: A freight / transport company looking to get into fulfilment? Just starting in fulfilment? Thinking about investing in fulfilment for the… Read more »

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16/1/18

10 Ways to Reduce Warehousing Costs

Can you reduce warehousing costs as well as increase productivity and efficiency? We think you can. If you’re looking to reduce warehousing costs as well as increasing productivity, then here’s what we think you should think about. 1. WMS Obviously we’re going to advocate that if you want to reduce warehousing costs, then you should… Read more »

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16/1/18

Hosted or Installed WMS?

Currently around 90% of Optima customers choose our hosted WMS option, enabling them to focus on the day-to-day running for their business like despatching orders and meeting customer needs rather than worrying about server performance, backing-up software or scheduling updates. Rather than WMS software being installed on a customer’s site, similar to traditional computer software,… Read more »

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15/1/18

Metapack 2017 Consumer Research Report Takeaways

We recently read the Metapack 2017 Consumer Research Report (requires registration), which contains many useful statistics for ecommerce retailers, ranging from what customers say is most important to them now, what they would pay extra for, and what they want to see in the future. This then provides a detailed insight into consumer opinions on ecommerce… Read more »