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Tony Dobson, Managing Director for Snapfulfil

Recent Posts

How cloud-based WMS software works harder and smarter

In order to be effective a Warehouse Management System (WMS) must be able to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of the market - but all too often the cost of change is prohibitive.

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Automation with a human touch

With all the enthusiasm surrounding IoT capabilities and new automation technologies, it’s easy to forget that robots will not improve picking times or reduce packing errors by themselves – they...

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ASOS profits dive underlines importance of efficient warehouse management

When the darling of fashion online retail ASOS starts struggling we all sit up and listen.  The UK firm’s recent results showed a further decline in pre-tax profits, but this time it wasn’t down...

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Under starter's orders - how an effective WMS provides a head start in the space race

The new year has arrived and in the world of fulfilment the starting gun has been fired for what will undoubtedly be the most hotly contested race of 2019 – the race for warehouse space.

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Preparing for the unknown unknowns - the art of warehouse management in an uncertain era

Listening to the latest Brexit debates I was reminded of former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s infamous speech in 2002 about the “unknown unknowns.”

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Small is beautiful - tackling the challenge of fast fulfilment

I recently had an interesting conversation with a senior manager of a major high street retailer. We were discussing online order fulfilment and the frustration of trying to keep up with the...

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Keeping up with the big boys: How an effective WMS can deliver Amazon style fulfilment

Money makes the world go around, or so the song goes. And while for many, cash will always be king, it is being quickly usurped in the world of ecommerce by a new pretender to the throne –...

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Keeping up with Amazon: How to master Seller Fulfilled Prime

As faster, cheaper shipping continues to feed higher customer expectations, retailers are more pressured than ever to offer seamless, almost instant product delivery. 

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Three strategies for managing fulfilment spikes (without breaking the bank)

In today’s ever-evolving supply chain, anticipating demand spikes can seem like shooting fish in a barrel. According to a Barclays study, 67 percent of UK warehouse managers find coping with peak...

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Your warehouse, their rules: Succeeding in the world of retailer-owned marketplaces

As traditional big-box stores look to e-commerce for their next act, they’re increasingly open to the idea of allowing smaller brands to sell through their online marketplaces. Third-party...

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