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How to Effectively Promote Your 3PL Warehouse Services

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/23/22 12:12 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, 3PL, WMS, Abecas Insight, warehouse management software, Increase 3PL Customers, marketing your warehouse, 3PL software

Despite supply chain challenges, it's likely your 3PL warehouse sales have remained steady. However, it's important to remember that sustainable growth comes from repeat sales and referrals. Knowing how to effectively promote your best service offerings to prospective and current customers is key to this growth. By promoting your strongest traits, your 3PL warehouse can gain an edge over other distributors 

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How 3PLs Can Simplify Product Returns and Recalls at the Warehouse

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/10/22 1:46 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, 3PL, WMS, Best WMS, Product Data Management, Abecas Insight, supply chain management, warehouse management software, supply chain replenishment, recalls, returns

We live in the age of product returns. As a result, 3PL warehouses often receive returned inventory. Whether it be from a damaged shipment, item malfunction, or product recall, professional warehouse managers know that it is important to quickly process all returns. Yet, handling returns is labor-intensive, which drives up operational overhead.

What is the best way to process returns efficiently and keep those costs down while also maintaining overall customer satisfaction? The answer is... 

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Come See What's New From Argos at IWLA 2022!

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/28/22 1:53 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, 3PL, Best WMS, IWLA, warehouse management software, IWLA 2022

Trade shows and conventions are back. It's time to meet up in sunny Florida!

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Painful Label and Chip Supply Shortages Have Arrived for Warehouses

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/13/22 10:00 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, RFID, labels, RFID readers, chip shortages, supply chain replenishment, Intel, Samsung, TSMC, chip manufacturing, label shortage, barcode labels, Finnish paperworkers strike, UPM

UPDATED 5/12/22

We all know that ongoing problems with supply chain replenishment and shortages still exist. This is a headache, not just for warehouses, but for all businesses across the board. To make a bad situation worse, now there are shortages of paper labels for shipping and product identification. In addition, there is a scarcity of supplies for both RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) embedded tags and handheld barcode readers. Let's take a closer look at how these issues are impacting warehouses and manufacturers:

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Vertical Farming Attracting Millions of Investment Dollars to Move Agriculture Indoors

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/4/22 11:00 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Growers Software

 

 
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Cold Storage for 3PL Warehouses and the Wholesale Nursery Industry

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/1/22 12:30 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Growers Software, WMS, Agribusiness, Best WMS, Abecas Insight, Nursery software, warehouse management software, cold chain supply, cold storage maintenance

The purpose of cold chain production is to keep products in a cool, dry, and controlled environment throughout their life cycle. This is called cold chain storage – cutting the risk of spoilage and slowing product decay. The goal is to control ambient temperature, humidity, bugs (insects and rodents), airborne bacteria, lighting, mold, and fungus growth within predetermined ranges. Proper cold storage is critical to the success of warehouses housing and distributing products that fall into the cold chain category as well as agricultural companies and more.

 

Cold Chain Definition 

The cold chain involves the environmental management of perishable products. Specific storage requirements must be met in order to maintain the quality and safety of each product in the warehouse. Required conditions include regulation of temperature, lighting, and humidity, to name a few. Products typically included in the cold chain category are perishable commodities like: 

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New Technology Defines a Modern Warehouse

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/19/22 12:02 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, 3PL, Best WMS, Abecas Insight, supply chain management, warehouse management, warehouse technology trends, modern warehouse

Modern warehouses have one thing in common - new technology integrations. Automatic and computerized operations give people, information networks, and machinery the ability to work together to produce, pick, package, and ship products without hassle. This level of efficiency can be realized through adopting state-of-the-art warehouse technology into business operations, such as top-tier warehouse and inventory management software, wearable and mobile tech, RFID, and, in some cases,  robotic equipment. 

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4 System Updates You Can't Afford to Ignore

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/8/22 11:36 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Growers Software, WMS, Abecas Insight, warehouse operations, warehouse management software, warehouse management system, warehouse technology trends, software upgrades, enterprise software

Focusing on day-to-day operations is key to the success of your business. That’s a fact. Often, however, the daily grind can lead us to overlook the importance of system trends, needed updates, and time-saving upgrades for efficient management. Consider these four systems updates your company should not ignore. 

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New Supply Chain Problems Add Insult to Injury for Warehouses in 2022

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/22 3:06 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, 3PL, Supply Chain, WMS, Abecas Insight, COVID-19, warehouse management, supply chain crisis, Omicron Variant, 2022 Challenges, Labor Shortage, Shipping

As if the massive supply chain crisis of 2021 wasn’t enough, businesses are jumping even more hurdles to provide products to customers in 2022. Consumers are finding store shelves bare yet again and businesses are scrambling to provide inventory to fill those shelves. Manufacturers, warehouses, and retailers alike are finding that new problems are proving extremely challenging. 

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Just-In-Time? Try Just-In-Case to Ease Supply Chain Problems

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/20/22 1:25 PM / by Argos Software posted in Logistics Software, 3PL, Supply Chain, Warehouse Software, WMS, COVID, warehouse operations, warehouse management, JIT, JIC, Inventory, supply chain crisis, Just In Time, Just in Case

You’ve heard of Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory control. Unfortunately, that control method no longer functions as well as it used to due to supply chain uncertainty. This has resulted in the crippling of manufacturing and warehouse distribution worldwide. Were your customers prepared?  If not, it's time to talk to them about considering a Just-in-Case (JIC) approach to storing more at your 3PL warehouse.

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