It may be strange to think about the holidays in the high heat of August, but as anyone working in order fulfillment or retail knows, the holiday season is right around the corner.
Author: Ed Romaine
If your order fulfillment operation is nearing capacity in terms of inventory, it may be possible to save floor space and optimize your warehouse.
Capacity planning in order fulfillment requires the careful balancing of short-term, immediate need against long-term goals and growth.
If you’re planning on attending ProMat 2019, these are the seminars and educational sessions your team should attend to get the most out of the experience.
Incorporating robots in your warehouse or order fulfillment operation may be a smart way to boost productivity and efficiency. Here, we discuss some of the most common robotic technologies that are used in the warehouse: AS/RS, G2P, AGVs/AGCs, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), and Articulated arms.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are becoming more and more popular amongst order fulfillment and material handling operations, but they aren’t a good fit for all businesses. Here are some great alternatives to AGVs that every operation should consider.
Warehouses, DCs, and order fulfillment operations have been struggling to find cheap labor in the tightening labor market. Here, we discuss how different warehouse automation technologies can help reduce labor costs and increase efficiency.
Upgrading your warehouse execution system (WES) is a smart investment, helping to streamline your operation and become more efficient. These questions will help you determine the functions and features a new system needs to make sense for your operation.
FedEx recently expanded their US operations to deliver packages 6-days/week. Many order fulfillment operations and retailers are wondering if they should make a similar change.
Retailers looking for a leg up in ecommerce might be able to benefit by using their brick-and-mortar stores as distribution centers. Learn more about the strategies available to you, as well as key concerns to watch out for when pursuing such a strategy.