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  • Supply Chain Manager

    Could you outsource your supply chain management role?

    Supply chain management sits at the heart of every business. Smooth and efficient supply chain management is almost unnoticeable – but when problems arise the repercussions are felt right across the business. In-house management, customer relationships and supplier relationships all feel the impact from supply chain management that isn’t quite up to scratch. Given the…

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  • courier-options

    What options are there to consider when exploring courier services?

    A reliable courier is an essential component in modern business logistics. Whether you’re a high volume organisation looking for a courier with the resources to cope with intense demand, or an SME seeking added value, the right courier business should be able to be all things, and more. The courier market can be a difficult…

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  • Booking Deliveries

    Save time booking deliveries with UCS’ new booking system

    Here at UCS, we know that booking your deliveries should be a fast and efficient process, which is why we are on a mission to constantly improve our booking systems. We aim to regularly make improvements to our booking system that will reduce the time taken to fill in information, and make it a much…

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  • How to improve your order fulfilment through outsourcing

    Running an online business is great – especially when that business starts to take off and the orders start pouring in. However, the reality of this is often a long daily slog through packing and fulfilment that leaves you with very little time to focus on the creative direction and strategy that got you to…

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  • Delivery Services

    5 ways that small businesses can improve their delivery services

    Delivery services give a strong impression of your business, positive or negative, so for small businesses looking to grow their customer base it is extremely important to ensure that your delivery services are successful. Great delivery services give your customers a positive brand impression which means that they’re more likely to buy from you again…

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  • Supply Chain Management

    What should your supply chain management include?

    Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a key component of a business’ operations, and poor SCM can result in decreased business performance as your core team might not have the resources required to deliver their usual service or innovative and optimise processes. Efficient SCM however, can be a key ingredient in a business’ success, so it’s…

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  • Warehouse Management Services

    How to measure your warehouse management performance

    One important part of your delivery services is optimising your warehouse management. The best way to do this is to regularly check that your warehouse processes are performing as well as they should be and highlight any areas that can be improved. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some starting points to…

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  • Warehousnig Services

    How to know when your small business requires warehousing services

    As a small business, there is generally a point where it no longer becomes viable to store stock internally, and greater warehousing space is required. Not only is more space required, but greater levels of stock management, which is just one reason why many growing businesses reach a point where they consider outsourcing their warehousing…

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  • Supply Chain Management

    Achieve effective supply chain management with these 3 essential steps

    Businesses that understand how to optimise their supply chain management can make the process a whole lot more efficient. Building up a strong picture of your suppliers and relationships is essential to taking control of your supply chain. Here are 3 steps to taking this control for effective supply chain management: #1 Balance engineering with…

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  • robot warehousing

    Could robot technology increase in the future for warehousing?

    Robot technology is an area where awareness is growing, and there is a lot of speculation about how it could gradually begin to influence everyday life. Many films depict use of robots as normality in the future, but is this accurate and how could it affect the way that you do your warehousing and stock…

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  • Brexit Health and Safety in Warehouse

    Could Brexit change Health and Safety legislation for the UK?

    Health and safety underpin the logistics of your business, from warehousing to distribution and delivery. As it stands, with the UK as part of the EU, there are set Health and Safety standards in place that organisations must adhere to. However, as the Brexit process progresses, it is unclear how this standards and procedures could…

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  • Proactive Customer Service

    What are the benefits of proactive customer service?

    The level of customer service received has the power to improve or break customer relationships. A bad experience can lead customers to seek products or services elsewhere. In an age of social media and sharing reviews online, a negative review can leave your brand name tarnished, so it’s imperative that you deliver great customer service…

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  • Customer Expectation

    What customer expectations are there around delivery services?

    As more and more consumers shift their shopping from the real world to online, delivery has become a crucial part of the experience. According to the UK’s communications regulator, in this country we spend more money online per head than any other developed country. Research from OC&C Strategy Consultants, PayPal and Google has found that…

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  • outsource warehousing

    Could outsourcing your warehousing save you money?

    Outsourcing has long been recognised as a great way to streamline business functions and bring budgets down. When it comes to warehousing, there are plenty of benefits, financial and otherwise, to taking advantage of the opportunities that an outsourced service offers. From cutting costs, to boosting efficiency that has a knock on effect on margins,…

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  • Reverse Logistics

    What role do reverse logistics play in your overall supply chain?

    Reverse logistics is growing in importance, particularly within e-commerce and distribution from online sales. If it is managed well, it can demonstrate a high level of customer service, leading to more satisfied customers. What does reverse logistics mean? As a business providing goods, it’s vital to realise that the customer journey doesn’t always stop at…

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  • Supply Chain Management

    How to take back control over your supply chain

    Typical supply chain structure has changed dramatically over the past 25 years, shifting from a large number of suppliers to a smaller, select group than can be managed directly and supervised easily. Using a smaller handful of suppliers makes overall communication much easier and more efficient, and helps you to ensure that you work with…

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  • Mobile in warehousing

    How can mobile solutions ensure more efficient warehousing?

    As warehousing requirements grow, it can be difficult to keep up with increased demands and get each and every order packaged and dispatched as soon as possible. Management of orders right through to sending them out can be made easier using advancing technology and mobile systems which can make the whole process much more efficient.…

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