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.
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.
By implementing new automation technologies throughout your order fulfillment operation or warehouse, it is possible to make your operation more efficient, productive, and profitable. One technology, in particular, brings with it a lot of...
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 BOPIS 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.
Ecommerce and shopping apps have created a dramatic shift in the world of order fulfillment, as fewer and fewer retailers are finding it viable to rely solely on their physical, brick-and-mortar stores to drive...
The two keys to running a successful business have always been: Deliver a quality product, and take good care of your customer. When it comes to the latter—taking care of your customer—an omni-channel retail...