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Improving stock control in the fastener & fixing industry
At the heart of every fastener and fixings distributor is stock and their warehouse, so it’s no wonder why efficient and controlled stock management processes are key to success. Uncertainties in the economy with the dreaded Brexit negotiations, plus ever-changing customer demands are all key pressures in the need to stay modern, competitive and r...
Financial firms at high risk of a cyber-attack!
By the nature of the industry, it’s no big shock that financial firms are the most targeted compared to any other market. What is shocking is the sheer scale of cyber-incidents within this sector. In fact, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reported that cyber-incidents have spiked by 1000% in 2018 within the UK finance sector! The report revealed...
How to improve accuracy in the Medical & Healthcare Supplies Industry
Medical and Healthcare distributors have the added pressure of the laws and sensitivity surrounding their products when storing, selling and shipping their supplies to customers. Customer service, order efficiency and business productivity are the areas of concern for all wholesalers and distributors, but in the Medical & Healthcare industry, it’s imper...
Improving Customer Service With Effective Inventory Control
How to Improve Customer Service With Effective Inventory Control There are numerous benefits of having an effective stock control system in place. One of the primary benefits of stock management is to reduce costs while increasing warehouse efficiency. However, stock management also has a key role to play in improving customer service. 5 Benefits of Man...
Staff at OGL dress down for The Children's Society
As part of our commitment to social responsibility, our employees are participating in monthly dress down days to raise money for staff-nominated charitable causes. June's dress down day was held in support of The Children's Society, a national charity that works with vulnerable young people. Founded by the Church of England in 1881, the charity exists ...
Improve your warehouse: Automate your dispatch process
Improve your warehouse: Automate your dispatch process Automation and digital transformation are the buzz words of 2019, but the trend has taken the wholesale and distribution industry by storm, allowing companies to follow in the footsteps of retail giant Amazon in processing, fulfilling and dispatching customer orders. As Amazon leads the way in t...
Five questions for your Board’s cyber security agenda
Every Board should understand the severity of how important cyber-threats are. They are continuously growing, and every business is at risk. According to the Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, 43% of businesses experienced cyber security breaches or attacks over the previous 12 months and this is expected to increase year-on-year. The threats are ...
Plumbing distribution industry: Stand out from your competition
Stand out from the competition in the plumbing & heating distribution industry Standing out from the competition is high on every distributor and wholesaler’s agenda, regardless of their industry, but we believe enhancing and improving customer service is the key driver for success in the plumbing industry. In the last few years, customers’ expec...
How can a business keep up to date with emerging cyber threats?
How can a business keep up to date with emerging cyber threats? With Cyber-attacks occurring at an exponential rate, new advanced threats are being discovered daily. In fact, research has found that four new strands of malicious malware were discovered every second during Q3 of 2016 and this is continuing to increase! Without a single universal security product t...