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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 »

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03/4/18

Faster Warehouse Picking and Dispatch

As mentioned in our article about warehouse consultancy we take the time to get to know your business, and see how else we can help, and what else we can automate and improve, like faster picking and dispatch. Improving picking and dispatch leads to greater efficiencies, so that you can send out more orders without having… Read more »

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27/3/18

How did your warehouse perform last year?

We talked about how 2017 was for Optima and what we achieved, and now it’s time we focused on you. How did your warehouse perform last year? Perhaps your products, brand or website really took off, thanks to hard work from your marketing department, or from a surprisingly popular or unexpectedly celebrity-endorsed social media post. If… Read more »

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20/3/18

Courier Management System Vs Direct Courier Integration

We recently talked about the 2017 MetaPack Report, and our response to the Metapack Report, and this time we thought that we’d discuss the reasons for and against choosing a Courier Management System. These include the likes of MetaPack, GFS,  Scurri, or Amazon  (Amazon’s “Merchant Fulfilment” system),  and whether these types of companies should replace your… Read more »