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E2E Conference 2022 – booking now open

E2E Conference 2022 – booking now open. We’ll be holding our customer E2E Conference 2022 on 13th and 14th September 2022. E2E means ‘end to end’ and perfectly describes how we approach the supply chain, helping our clients deploy the software that manages their supply chains from start to finish. This year’s conference theme is …

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What is sustainable supply chain management

What is sustainable supply chain management?

What is sustainable supply chain management? The supply chain is a vital part of the modern world, but it could be costing the environment in the long term. In fact, the supply chain accounts for more than 80% of consumer companies’ greenhouse gas emissions, and more than 90% of their overall environmental impact (McKinsey). It’s …

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Robot density in the UK in 2022: Is automation the key to boosting productivity?

Robot density in the UK in 2022: Is automation the key to boosting productivity? Despite some progress over the past few years, the UK is still lagging behind other countries in its use of industrial robots — and national productivity could be suffering as a result, according to analysis by Balloon One. Compared to nations …

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What is ERP & How Does It Work in the Supply Chain?

What is ERP and how does it work in the supply chain? ERP, which stands for enterprise resource planning, is a type of software which businesses can use to monitor all of their day-to-day processes and performance from one place. This software allows companies to track and monitor data from all areas of the business …

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From OTIF to stock turn: KPIs for measuring warehouse performance.

From OTIF to stock turn: KPIs for measuring warehouse performance. No matter your goal — whether it’s maximising product flow, smoothing receipt and putaway processes, or creating an efficient picking system — you need to be able to measure the performance of your business in order to identify where you need to improve. While these …

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Review of 2021: our highlights.

Review of 2021: our highlights. Despite some fear and confusion due to the pandemic, along with the uncertainty of ever-changing government rules, 2021 has been a good year for Balloon. We were resilient in overcoming the workplace difficulties that Covid presented. Beginning in 2020, we quickly adapted to the new normal of working from home. …

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The True Cost of Food Waste in The UK Supply Chain

The True Cost of Food Waste in The UK Supply Chain. 4.8 million tonnes of food are wasted in the UK supply chain every year. That’s enough to feed approximately 2,646,000,000 people each day, or everyone in the UK for 39 days, according to recent research conducted here at Balloon One. Food waste is not …

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Warehouse Robotics: Your Guide To Warehouse Robots in 2021

Warehouse Robotics: Your Guide to Warehouse Robots in 2021. In recent years, warehouse automation has made huge leaps and bounds in a number of areas, especially robotics. More businesses than ever before are now incorporating robots into their logistics operation to access the benefits they can offer, including better productivity, improved accuracy, and a boost …

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Research: Industrial Robots Could Improve UK Productivity

Automation crucial to increase UK productivity levels. Blog Post by John Burgess The UK is lagging behind other countries in its use of industrial robots, and its national productivity is suffering as a result, according to analysis by Balloon One. Compared to nations with a similar manufacturing output, we are using fewer robots in industry …

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