The pandemic brought a disconcerting dose of food supply uncertainty. FoodMaven found itself right in the middle of that - trying to keep food supplies from the landfill via their supplier marketplace. Here's their story.
A great article on FoodMaven using Acumatica and The RIC Group's WMS. Here is the link to the article.
Cipherlab has introduced to the market the RS35 and the RK95 to the Australian market with great success. Both devices are robust and have great ergonomics. The RS35 is fantastic for normal warehouse operations as it has pistol grip options and the RK95 is perfect for cold storage.
Please find out more on the Cipherlab RS35 here.
Please find out more on the Cipherlab RK95 here.
Oceanic Food is proud to supply quality frozen seafood across the trusted Le Ocean, Oceanic, Le Patron, Tacoma and Carpentaria brands. Oceanic Food is customer focussed and has strict quality control. The implementation features an integration with SAP Business One.
The solution design, software deployment and staff training were undertaken mostly under constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. To successfully achieve all key project milestones the The RIC Group utilised the adapted COVID-19 project methodology.
When asked about project feedback, Victor from Oceanic Food said, “Going from a manual system to a digital system was challenging enough, but physically moving to a brand-new purpose-built warehouse and cold store utilizing 9 high, double deep pallet racking under COVID-19 just added to the complexity. However, with The RIC Group’s great project plan, remote assistance, understanding of our business process it all worked out and we have been using it everyday since Go Live. This has been great for our digital transformation.”
The Supply Chain Solution is browser based which has allowed Oceanic Food to deploy DT Urovo 50 and Honeywell CK 65 Cold Storage RF devices for the receiving, putaway and label process. The next phase will be the picking and delivery process.
The WMS has ensured the reduction in travel time and touches which has helped reduce operational costs. For further information please email our sales team at email@example.com
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!
The entire team at The RIC Group would like to thank you for your support and we wish you all the best for the holiday season.
Office Closure & Support
Our offices will be closed from Close of Business Thursday 24th of December 2020. We will resume normal business hours on Monday the 4th of January 2021.
There will be a skeleton team in place to attend support during this period and the best way to access support is to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on Phone: +61 478 113 932
Look forward to working with you again in the New Year.
Assets come in many forms — We typically think of physical objects when designing an asset acquisition strategy, but the fact is today’s businesses often feature significant non-physical assets including the tech platforms they use to operate their business, such as ERP and WMS. These in turn offer businesses significant efficiency gains and promote growth, making them a prime candidate for including in your strategic planning.
Please refer to the blog on the MYOB website here for further information.
FoodMaven taps Acumatica, Big Data to transform the Food System.
The RIC Group's WMS TBO4 seamlessly connecting to Acumatica for FoodMaven. Read the case study here. An Open API being one of the key reasons FoodMaven selected Acumatica.
Open API Key
FoodMaven chose Acumatica for its inventory visibility, innovative pricing, and the software’s ability to connect easily to third-party applications such as its e-commerce software. It provided “the amount of flexibility we wanted and the pricing we needed,” says Lems.
Acumatica’s pricing structure lets a company add short-term users, suppliers, and customers without paying for additional licenses. The cost is based on the features and resources used, not on the number of users who access the system.
“The pricing was very attractive,” Lems says. “One of the things we have to consider is our strategy to become a national player. As we look across the locations we want to move into, we won’t have to worry about the number of users and budget for that.”
“We love having Acumatica in the cloud,” he adds. “That means we don’t have to host it ourselves, have on-site hardware and redundant systems, or perform backups ourselves.”
Lems was also impressed with Acumatica’s ability to seamlessly connect to third party applications it uses, such as the e-commerce application OroCommerce, Hubspot, WMS TBO4, and its home-grown delivery application. “Being able to make generic inquiries tie into specific APIs is super powerful,” he says.
Jon Roskill from Acumatica speaks plainly about the software industry's dirty little secrets.
Deployment options and clear EULA's are so important. Read further here.
Picking/Packing Walkthrough Observations and Recommendations Example
Conducting a DC Walkthrough is done with “fresh eyes.” Fresh eyes is defined as looking at the workflow with the intent of learning and understanding the current state of operations without bias or preconceived conclusions, and then applying industry knowledge and best practices to recommend ways to improve upon the current performance.
Great article on the Honeywell Supply Chain Blog about picking workflow
WMS implementation and usage is different during the pandemic not only for companies using WMS for the first time, but also for warehouse with the software already in place but seeking more creative ways to use the systems.
For more on this blog please read it here.
For many companies, the economic downturn represents both challenges and opportunities. While an immediate fall in client activity may mean a temporary decline in revenue, it also creates the perfect environment for testing and building out systems and processes.
The instant asset write-off eligibility criteria and threshold have changed over time.
From 12 March to 31 December 2020 inclusive, the Instant Asset Write-off threshold for each asset increased to $150,000 (up from $30,000) for business entities with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million).
For more information on the ATO website here.
Disclaimer: This does not constitute tax advice and should not be relied on without seeking independent advice from your tax agent or tax advisor.