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Shipping of Dangerous Goods in Australia

Moving goods in Australia must be done in line with certain legislation and road rules. If you’re moving goods that are considered dangerous, you must comply with relevant laws. In many cases, business owners are not aware that the items they are shipping fall under the definition of ‘dangerous goods’ in Australia. If you’re involved […]

Take a look at your supply chain. Is it as good as it could be?

A key part of a distribution and sales business is the supply chain. The process by which your customers receive goods is just as critical as the process by which you get them across the line to purchase in the first place. Whether you are supplying bulk goods to a national supermarket chain or providing […]

Supply Chain Technology For 2019

The supply chain is the cornerstone of commerce and business. Each process included within the supply chain needs to work seamlessly for commodities to be produced and distributed efficiently, and in 2019, new technology will help improve this further. The supply chain is an ever-evolving creature with continual improvement and innovation shaping its face every […]

Why safe supply chain management will make your business more effective

As a supplier you know all too well the importance of safety. Without safety you won’t be chosen to supply goods and services to customers, but did you know that by focusing on safety you may actually get more customers and become a more efficient supplier? Your supply chain is a chain of contractual agreements […]

Planning for inventory management – our top tips for success

How’s your inventory management? As with anything else, good management requires great planning – and when it comes to your inventory, you really need to have a comprehensive system in place to ensure that you aren’t losing money or customers. When you have good inventory management in place, you enjoy a range of benefits including: […]

7 Of The Best Reasons Why Using An Expert 3PL Provider Could Benefit Your Company

Warehousing and distribution can’t be that difficult can it? Surely it just consists of a few processes such as receiving, putting away, picking and packing, and shipping. From a distance this seems like a simple enough task but in reality there are many more complex processes to challenge you such as increased manpower, management of […]

4 Steps To Help You Choose The Right 3PL Provider

You’re probably well aware that the key to your success as a company is effective logistics management. But have you thought about outsourcing and does it make sense for you to do so? Making the decision to hire a third party logistics provider (3PL) is not to be taken lightly and necessitates you looking at […]

What To Look For In A 3PL Provider

Okay, so you’ve narrowed down your search for a 3PL provider and now you need to make a choice. So what should you look for? What criteria should your 3PL provider have? The thing to remember before reaching a decision is that as a 3PL provider, the company you ultimately choose will be acting as […]

SLA extends relationship with cloud based software provider – Carton Cloud

SLA has renewed its service arrangement with the warehouse management system CartonCloud. CartonCloud enables our customers to: View stock levels at any time and monitor the progress of Incoming and Outgoing orders. Pick and choose the stock you want sent to a customer with full control over Expiry Dates, Batch Numbers etc. Receive real-time email […]

Seven of The Worst Shipping Mistakes We’ve Seen (and How to Avoid Them)

Shipping is a vital part of online selling. When you do so much work converting a user to a buyer, it is a terrible shame to think that all that hard work is wasted because of shipping mistakes. Shipping is not just about delivering an item to a buyer; it’s about making sure that you […]