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Cin7 Debuts Danny Ing's Founder Story

Every business starts with someone who knew how to bring an idea to life. But like anyone else, you can’t boil down their motives and drives to a single element. Their lives supply the ingredients that make them an entrepreneur. So, to better understand what drove someone to create a business, it helps to know […]

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“How Cin7 saves us $130,000 a year.”
“How Cin7 saves us $130,000 a year.”

Jennifer Xidias on how Cin7’s inventory management integrations saves Peta+Jain time and hundreds of thousands of dollars, every year. One of the most quantifiable things in my decision to go with Cin7 as my software choice was not only its futuristic focus, but also the amount we could save on our IT spend.   Most […]

Cin7 Rolls Out the Cin7 Supply Chain App Store
Cin7 Rolls Out the Cin7 Supply Chain App Store

Cin7 this week officially rolled out the Cin7 Supply Chain App Store.

Is Inventory Evil? 5 Lessons to learn from Tim Cook’s Supply Chain Genius
Is Inventory Evil? 5 Lessons to learn from Tim Cook’s Supply Chain Genius

Apple’s quarterly earnings call on July 26 revealed the company had cash reserves of $232 billion, and even though comparisons to small countries might be a little exaggerated (there’s a little more involved than just a mountain of cash) $232, 000, 000, 000 is still an incredible sum of money. Having so much cash in […]

Cin7 releases enhanced B2B Online Stores and Warehouse Management
Cin7 releases enhanced B2B Online Stores and Warehouse Management

Two new products now included in all Cin7 customer accounts, enabling product companies to manage warehouses and sell online to B2B customers—with inventory management and order workflows built-in. Today, Cin7 is very proud to announce the release of our all-new, all-improved B2B Online Stores and Warehouse Management products, included for customers as part of every […]

What Is 4PL and Does Your Business Need It?
What Is 4PL and Does Your Business Need It?

Amazon in the US was carrying 480 million products in its catalog as of the end of 2015. This ocean of inventory is what has turned the eCommerce giant into a logistics enterprise, enshrined by Amazon’s Operation Dragon Boat, a strategy for building an international shipping and logistics company within company walls. The strategy includes […]

3 Examples of Creative Brick-and-Mortar
3 Examples of Creative Brick-and-Mortar

What is retail in this day-and-age? eCommerce has changed the landscape so quickly, it may be difficult for small or new businesses to see how or if a physical store fits in their strategy. Yes, the customers are out there and they continue to shop in store more than online, at least for the time […]

The 4 Principles of Demand Planning
The 4 Principles of Demand Planning

Companies fall in two categories vis a vis inventory forecasting, a white paper written exclusively for Cin7 asserts. One type of company makes forecasting (or demand planning) a top priority to optimize its supply chain management. Another asserts there is no point to predicting the future. Those who don’t prioritize demand planning make excuses, like […]

Will Amazon New Zealand Be Next?
Will Amazon New Zealand Be Next?

Amazon took significant steps recently to get up and running in Australia. Now, word on the street is the eCommerce giant has set its sights on New Zealand. It may not be a question of if but when the company launches Amazon New Zealand. Amazon Activates in Australia Amazon has now leased a distribution center […]

Do Companies Need Local Supply Chains?
Do Companies Need Local Supply Chains?

Experts have debated the virtues of global versus local supply chains forever. Two UK-based procurement experts back in 2003 made valid points for both. Local supply chains means lower transport costs, lower supply chain risk, greater sustainability. Global sourcing offers more choice of suppliers and the best available prices. A local supply chain may not […]

What is Pull Strategy and Does it Benefit eCommerce?
What is Pull Strategy and Does it Benefit eCommerce?

Inventory is a delicate balancing act, and eCommerce doesn’t make things any easier. Carrying too much stock drives up your costs in warehousing and expiration of goods. Carrying too little loses you sales. Getting inventory just right is the Goldilocks tale of commerce, which is why so many strategies have emerged over the last 50 […]

3 Reasons You Don’t Really Need ERP
3 Reasons You Don’t Really Need ERP

Enterprise Resource Planning solutions used to be the only game in town. When a business grew to a certain point, the various software they used to run things grew too difficult to manage separately. For example, they’d run separate software each for accounting, payroll, manufacturing, inventory, and customer resource management. It made sense for these […]

Can Reducing Inventory Really Improve Working Capital?
Can Reducing Inventory Really Improve Working Capital?

The 1,000 largest American companies would improve their working capital by a combined US$1 trillion if they optimised their inventory and accounts, a recently published report suggests. The 2016 US Working Capital Survey shows most of these companies are carrying debt instead of improving business processes to maintain cash reserves. “Once again, low interest rates […]