Hunter Lowe

Hunter Lowe

Hunter Lowe is a Team Lead Editor and Market Analyst at SelectHub. He writes content for Construction, Inventory, Warehouse, and Supply Chain Management. Hunter is an avid reader and writer who studied Creative Writing at Manhattanville College, and finished at Arizona State. In his free time, you will most likely find him reading a book, playing the latest video game, chasing his daughter around, snuggling up with his wife watching the latest and greatest TV or running games of Dungeons and Dragons. When time allows, he is working on his next horror/sci-fi story.

What is an Order Management System? Top Software Solutions for 2021

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On a good day, businesses around the world have to deal with an overwhelming number of order management processes. Maintaining a successful enterprise in this climate takes a lot more than just receiving orders and browsing through inventory management software and order management systems. Teams have to effectively work with their third-party (3PL) providers, handle a tangled web of shipping schedules, ensure that their inventory is properly synced up with their sales channels and that’s not even everything.

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eProcurement Software Solutions from Leading Companies in 2020

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In today’s unstable market conditions, e-procurement, or electronic procurement, has become more important than ever. Once thought to be the next logical step in supply chain management, e-procurement software now helps businesses stay agile, digitize their processes and become data-driven powerhouses. Scalable procurement software is one of our many weapons against a post-pandemic business environment, and we’re here to give you a look at some of the top competitors.

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Key Types of Warehouse Management Systems

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For businesses that deal in third-party logistics (3PL), WMS software (Warehouse Management System) plays a key role in their operations. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to pick the right one. There are several different types of warehouse management systems, and a huge number of options within each of these categories. In order to make an informed decision, you’ve got to understand what the options are, why they differ and which is best suited for your company.

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Transport Management System Requirements & Features Checklist

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With shipping costs on the rise, many companies are looking for every way possible to make up the costs. Hormel’s Chief Executive James Snee explains, “We’re thinking about minimizing miles, maximizing weights, how many days a week do you need delivery.” Luckily for Snee, that’s exactly what TMS software was built to do. These system requirements help manage and streamline your logistics, allowing you to save time and money. With our help, you’ll get to skip tedious transport management system documentation and wade right into which requirements your business needs to succeed.

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Best DevOps Tools for 2020

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It’s time for another release event, and everyone is waiting for that last-minute problem to appear and spin everything into a chaotic race to troubleshoot. The development team says it isn’t their problem, and that the issue must have emerged thanks to something operations did. Operations points the finger back; it had to be something development messed up. If this story causes unpleasant feelings of deja vu, it may be time to shake things up. DevOps tools are an efficient way to get your development and operations teams on the same page and working collaboratively toward the same end goal — no more blaming required.

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What is DevOps? Definition, Benefits and Best Practices

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Residents of the software world know that new buzzwords seemingly appear out of nowhere, and just as suddenly proliferate news articles, water cooler banter and vendor FAQ sections. If you’ve heard the term DevOps being tossed around, you may think it’s just another hot topic that will succumb to time before long. However, this development method is taking everything from small development teams to large enterprises by storm and has only become more widely adopted since the term was coined in 2008 by Patrick Debois. So, what is DevOps, and how is it going to affect the future of development?

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Free Inventory Management Software: Top Free and Cheap Inventory Tracking Solutions

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Tidying up and organizing a messy inventory is no small task, even for small businesses. Trying to maintain order with pen-and-paper is a dying process prone to error, and purchasing inventory management software to shoulder the burden is expensive. If only there were a cheap way to manage inventory — enter free inventory management software.

Just because you don’t run a Fortune 500 company and can’t afford a cutting-edge system does not preclude you from the inventory management game. We understand your doubts. Cheap solutions sounds like a recipe for disaster — but we’re here to tell you otherwise.

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How Supply Chain Automation is Changing the Landscape In 2020

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When the term automation comes up, most people experience a brief sci-fi laden slideshow in their heads. It’s the year 2020, humanoid robots take to the streets disrupting life as we know it and clashing with their old human masters. Lucky for us, when it comes to the world of supply chain automation, robots are more about increasing efficiency and less the whole enslaving humanity angle.

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What Is Digital Procurement?

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The term procurement is a tricky one, and digital procurement can be even trickier to nail down. Procurement is an essential process for businesses, but few have a full understanding of it. In fact, it’s often used interchangeably with purchasing or sourcing, despite the three occupying different roles. While purchasing is a very cut and dry practice — it focuses on money spent and goods acquired — procurement is a much broader responsibility.

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Best Web-Based Construction Management Software

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Construction management can be a chaotic field to work in, especially if you are the one doing the managing. Older analog methods of monitoring the many spinning plates involved in a construction project are fading from use as complexity on job sites rises. Web-based construction management software has recently taken the spotlight as a cure for many of the pain points involved in construction management.

Managing processes like bidding, scope of work creation, and maintaining a healthy client relationship are exhausting without a construction management software suite.

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Cloud TMS: What It Is And The Best Software Solutions

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Transportation management is an integral piece of any successful supply chain. The speed and accuracy of deliveries made to customers are vital to maintaining happy clients and a good reputation in your industry. While it may seem as simple as getting a package from point A to point B, an effective cloud TMS system involves a number of processes that can be difficult to stay on top of without the help of software.

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Top BIM Software: Features, Benefits and Recommendations

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If you are part of the construction industry, you’ve most likely come across BIM software (Building Information Modeling) before, with its value in the world of construction management software becoming more apparent each day. In fact, a recent study by Dodge Data and Analytics shows how it is taking the market by storm.

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What Is Supply Chain Analytics and Leveraging It For Success

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The world and its economies are always in a state of flux. New trade regulations are put into place, disasters upset the flow of goods, stock markets rise and fall, and supply chains struggle to keep up with these chaotic changes. By implementing supply chain analytics and supply chain management software, businesses can attempt to capture and study the huge amount of data that accumulates as a product moves from A to B. As more and more enterprises adopt Big Data and analytical tools, supply chains are turning away from studying the past and instead, forecasting the future.

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Logistics Management Software Solutions and How To Leverage Them

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If your operation is desperately looking for supply chain management tools, the process can be quite intimidating. There is a veritable ocean of possible solutions to choose from in today’s market. No one ever said having options was a bad thing, but too many options can make finding the perfect solution tougher than it needs to be.

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How to Oversee Remote Warehouse Management

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Warehouse management systems are a significant asset for companies that deal in product inventories or store products and materials in physical warehouses. Remote warehouse management software has brought enormous innovations to the process of warehouse management. Operations that rely on old pen and paper techniques are quickly falling prey to the hosts of problems that come with such methods. Why deal with multiple avenues of human error when you can remotely manage your entire warehousing operation?

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Supply Chain Management Scope and How to Leverage SCM Software

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SCM (supply chain management) software integration is on the rise, and companies of all shapes and sizes are leveraging these powerful solutions to increase efficiency. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to learn how SCM software can take your supply chain to the next level. We’ve gathered some helpful supply chain management features and requirements below that will help inform your supply chain management scope of work before choosing a perfect solution.

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How Cloud Supply Chain Software is Revolutionizing SCM Operations

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Cloud-based applications and platforms are revolutionizing supply chain management today, scaling operations from small businesses to complex enterprises. Cloud supply chain software solutions are showing significant increases in implementation – so much so that not having one in place makes you an outlier.

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Integrating Warehouse Order Picking Software Systems

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Unfortunately, the items our customers order can’t put themselves in a box and ship themselves (not yet, anyway). Due to this, we instead have to put together customer orders ourselves. But let’s be real for a second: we’re in the 21st century, which means that there’s got to be some way to integrate and automate this process, right? Of course there is. Integrating order picking systems alongside inventory management software or an warehouse management system is the answer you seek!

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5 Key Benefits of Supply Chain Management

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Supply chains are the lifelines of businesses across the globe. They connect all of the processes required between the manufacture and the final delivery of a product to a consumer. So, in a nutshell, they are vital to nearly every economic system out there. However, these complicated business organisms need constant management and attention to stay healthy and competitive. Luckily for us, the benefits of supply chain management and the software suites designed to convey these advantages are widely available.

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Warehouse Automation: Leveraging Automated Warehouse Systems

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According to Adobe’s Digital Intelligence Briefing, only about 15% of businesses have adopted AI today, however, over the next 12 months, this number is expected to rise to 31%. Judging by this expected increase in the application of AI, automation is here to stay. In the world of warehouse management software, this means considering the benefits of automated warehouse systems and warehouse automation. .

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