Capacity planning in order fulfillment requires the careful balancing of short-term, immediate need against long-term goals and growth.
Category: Order Fulfillment
Retrieving items from their storage locations to fill customer orders, order selection, is a critical component within the material handling process. There is no one size fits all order fulfillment solution that will be effective for every type of operation. Every business, every operation is unique in its own way.
When considering a warehouse execution system (WES) for your operation, it’s important to understand how your potential software partners plan to stress-test the system for optimal performance.
If your operation is going to be successful, then you’ve got to have a firm understanding of your capacity: Both in terms of how much inventory you can hold, as well as in terms of the amount of work your processes can logistically handle.
Ecommerce has changed the world of retail. Here is a collection of statistics about ecommerce order fulfillment to put this monumental shift into perspective.
With countless operations (including Amazon) already using robotics and other automation technologies to get product where it needs to go, does the old model of order fulfillment—pick to cart—make sense? What does pick to...
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.
Omni-channel order fulfillment brings a lot of benefits for retailers, but it also brings with it a lot of challenges. Here, we discuss some of the most important challenges that retailers should consider before pursuing an omni-channel fulfillment strategy.
Implementing a buy online, pick up in-store order fulfillment strategy can help traditional retailers compete in the word of ecommerce. Here, we discuss the major benefits that BOPS can bring to omni-channel retailers.
Should retailers use their brick and mortar stores as distribution nodes to fulfill ecommerce orders? As a part of an omni-channel fulfillment strategy, it may make a lot of sense. Here, we discuss the pros and cons of fulfilling orders from physical store locations.