Distribution

Consultants Making IT Happen: Pick & Stick for Birlea

Consultants Making IT Happen: Slaw Gliwa creates productivity-enhancing ‘Pick and Stick’ process for Birlea. Birlea is a furniture wholesaler, supplying a range of sofas, beds and other furniture for the home to UK retailers. It supplies the likes of Wayfair and DFS, as well as hundreds of other outlets. The company also dropships direct to …

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Case Study: CMS Distribution

Case Study: CMS Distribution Achieves Efficiencies of 15% with K.Motion WMS CMS Distribution is a leading trade-only specialist distributor, supplying technology products to more than 3,000 resellers. The company was established in 1988 and now employs more than 350 people across 12 sites in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Australia, China and the …

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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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Case Study: The Gro Company

Case Study: The Gro Company speeds its order fulfillment up with integrated WMS. The Gro Company is a respected product innovator in the nursery market. Its popular Grobags are specially designed and manufactured sleeping bags for babies that keep them safe and secure, enabling restful sleep for the entire family. It also manufactures and supplies …

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Case Study: H N Nuttell benefit from TMS

Case Study: H. N. Nuttall benefit from TMS. H. N. Nuttall is a family-owned business that supplies dry, chilled and frozen foods to the catering industry. Based in Manchester, the distributor supplies restaurants, hotels, care homes, hospitals, schools, colleges and other venues across England and Wales.  After using Springboard Delivery (TMS) for sometime, we sat …

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Case Study: Precision Refrigeration get ERP

Case Study: Precision Refrigeration gets ERP. Precision Refrigeration is an independently owned UK manufacturer of commercial refrigeration for the foodservice industry. Owner and managing director Nick Williams, draws on a wealth of industry knowledge. Nick himself grew up in the refrigeration industry, working for his family business, Williams Refrigeration, alongside his father Mike Williams. He’s …

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Case Study: Jellycat get WMS and ERP

Case Study: Jellycat gets integrated ERP and WMS. Jellycat is benefiting from seamless integration of its SAP Business One software with its Accellos wireless warehouse management system (now known as K.Motion WMS) from Balloon One. The system has revolutionized Jellycat’s warehouse operation, eliminating data duplication and paper documentation and by providing accurate stock management. The …

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E2E 2019: Balloon One User Conference

E2E 2019: Balloon One User Conference. Blog Post by Claire Kerr We held our E2E 2019 user conference last week. Although we’ve held user events for many years, this was the first one we have branded this way. E2E stands for ‘end to end’ and explains how we approach the supply chain. The event is …

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