let us help you today +44 1270 500 777

Contact Us

menu

Warehouse with many products on shelves

News

Pallets of boxes in a warehouse, some boxes are missing or open

16/11/18

Wave Picking Video

What is Wave Picking? Wave Picking is used by management and workers via a warehouse management system (WMS) in order to support the planning and organizing 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 called… Read more »

Fork Lift

16/11/18

Questions You MUST ask of your warehouse ahead of Black Friday

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon it’s vital that your warehouse is ready for the avalanche of sales expected at what has become one of the most popular shopping events of the year – so ask yourself, are you prepared? Preparation is everything if you want to maintain high levels of customer… 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 »

Cropped image of a desk calendar

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 »

Pallets of boxes in a warehouse, some boxes are missing or open

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 »

Image of 3 Five Pound Notes

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 »

Image of Cardboard Boxes on a Pallett

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 »

MetaPack 2017 Report screenshot

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 »

Warehouse Racking with stock on the shelves

28/11/17

10 Features to look for when choosing a WMS

If you’re in the process of choosing a WMS, then perhaps you already have some idea of what you need it to achieve, what functionality you need, and the limitations of your existing paper or PC based warehouse management system. Alternatively, you might not to look for when choosing a WMS, and are trying to compare… Read more »

The word Sale written on a poster

21/11/17

Black Friday 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks you can’t help but notice that Black Friday 2017 is almost upon us.  Taking place on the 24th November 2017, (the last Friday in November), this year is set to surpass the previous two years if retailers and analysts are to be believed…. Read more »