The order fulfillment industry faces new challenges seemingly everyday. Often, these challenges are inspired by the practices initially adopted by ecommerce giants like Amazon, which customers then begin to expect from other retailers.
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.
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.
To ensure that you’re hitting your business goals, you’ve got to put some time into analyzing the right KPIs for your order fulfillment operations.
Improving order accuracy is one of the most important steps that an order fulfillment operation can take to make their business more successful. Here, we discuss five strategies that you can put in place to reduce error rates and ensure your are shipping accurate orders every time.
Though SKU proliferation is not discussed nearly as often as it was even just a few years ago, it is a phenomenon that order fulfillment operations and retailers continue to reckon with on a...
Capacity planning in order fulfillment requires the careful balancing of short-term, immediate need against long-term goals and growth.
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...