In order for an omni-channel retail strategy to be successful, operations need to focus on three key areas of improvement: Demand planning and inventory optimization, customer returns proficiency, and customer-driven focus. Here’s everything that you need to keep in mind.
SKU proliferation is a normal part of order fulfillment, but something that can have major impacts on your ability to do business. Are you wondering how SKU proliferation might be impacting your DC or order fulfillment operation? Conducting a SKU analysis can help put things in perspective.
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.
Building a new warehouse or distribution center, but not sure of exactly where in the country you should build it? As we can see in Amazon’s search, “Where should I build my warehouse?” is...
If you’re looking into automating your warehouse or DC, you’ve probably heard the term AGV and AS/RS thrown around. But what exactly are these technologies? What are the similarities and differences between AGVs and AS/RS? And which is best for the needs of your operation?
New warehouse automation technologies have the potential to dramatically increase the productivity and efficiency of order fulfillment operations. Here are 20 statistics about warehouse automation to help you wrap your mind around just how important these technologies are.
Inventory visibility is the concept of tracking inventory throughout the entirety of the supply chain, from warehouse to truck to store shelf. Learn more about why inventory visibility is important and how you can improve your operation’s inventory management.
Many of the nation’s largest order fulfillment operations locate at least one of their warehouses or DCs in Chicago, and for good reason. The city has a lot to offer, making it a great location for any operation thinking about building a new facility.
When it comes to building a new warehouse or distribution center for your order fulfillment or materials handling operation, there are a number of factors that must be considered. Location (where in the country...
For any order fulfillment operation or materials handling operation to be successful, it is critical for you to have a firm understanding of the cost of goods sold, also called “Inventory Costing.” Here, we discuss some of the most common methods of inventory costing.
Building a new warehouse or DC can have a tremendously positive impact on your operation’s ability to fulfill orders on time and for the lowest possible cost. If you are planning a new warehouse, these are the top considerations you should keep in mind when starting your design build.