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Körber named as Leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems.

Körber named as Leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Warehouse Management Systems. In June, Körber was named as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). Leaders are those companies that sit in the upper right quadrant, demonstrating high levels for what Gartner terms “completeness of vision” and “ability …

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Welcome to our new Graduates 2022.

Welcome to our new Graduates 2022. At Balloon, we always support investment in our staff. We have previously received the Investors in People silver award, a significant milestone that proves our achievements in the development and management of our employees. Each year we hire a cohort of new graduates, as Balloon has grown, this yearly …

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Customer-innovation-hub

Balloon launches customer Innovation Hub.

Balloon launches customer Innovation hub. We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is a Balloon portal where our customers can tell us about the supply chain problems they have, which we can then develop original tools or functionality as a way of solving them. visit the Innovation hub …

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Ben Nevis

Balloon team to climb Ben Nevis for Helen and Douglas House.

Balloon team to climb Ben Nevis for Helen and Douglas House. donate here At Balloon caring for our community is at the heart of who we are and what we do. As a team, we are determined to contribute to building happier and healthier communities. This year we have chosen to take on the challenge …

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Martin Dempster creates a warehouse cluster picking process that increases efficiency.

Consultants Making IT Happen: Martin Dempster creates a warehouse cluster picking process that increases efficiency. Last summer, Balloon hired Martin Dempster as our new innovation manager. His brief was to deliver original functionality and technological tools to help our customers optimise their supply chain operations. Since joining, Martin has been spearheading the research, design and …

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Is erp still relevant in the supply chain?

Is ERP still relevant in the supply chain?

Is ERP still relevant in the supply chain? Distribution businesses that want to grow need a system that can reliably cope with increasing amounts of data. As they scale, their data needs mount. They have new customers, additional products, extra distribution centres, more orders, more returns – in fact, far more complexity in their business. …

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Understanding Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Understanding Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). What is EDI? The drawbacks of not using EDI  The benefits of EDI How to implement EDI Case Studies  Conclusion Distribution businesses are challenged with increasingly complex supply chains and the need to be ever more customer centric. At the same time, the need to drive profitability and efficiency means …

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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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