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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 »

EU

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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21/5/18

5 Optimiser WMS features you’re not using

Could these useful Optimiser WMS features make your warehouse and operatives much more efficient and effective? If you’re new to Optimiser WMS software, then you’re probably still learning the main Optimiser WMS features, and understanding how Optimiser helps make your warehouse and your staff more efficient and effective. Even if you’re an experienced Optimser WMS… Read more »

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11/5/18

GDPR

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll know that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is fast approaching. What is the GDPR? The GDPR is the biggest data privacy shake-up in over 20 years and is designed to be more appropriate for the digital age. It is designed to: Give individuals… Read more »

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11/5/18

Autofulfil and Optimiser – 6 Months Update

Even though we’ve only just found the time to create the Autofulfil Case Study, they’ve been using Optimiser for around 6 months now. We thought we’d catch up with Zuzanna Norek, Warehouse / Operations Manager at Autofulfil and see how they’re getting on. Hi Zuzanna, how are you getting on with Optimiser now? “Hi, we… Read more »