Thanks to the ever-increasing reach of e-commerce in today’s world, shoppers and consumers now more than ever expect an omni-channel buying experience that seamlessly integrates brick-and-mortar shopping with the web-based, app-based, and social-based channels....
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.
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?
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.
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.
When it comes to building a new warehouse or DC, location is everything. But how should you decide where to build? Here are the most important selection criteria that you should evaluate when choosing a location for your new warehouse.
In 2019, South Carolina’s new cigarette tax stamp law officially goes into action. That leaves only a year for SC cigarette distributors to revamp their operations and make room for new equipment.
Automated storage and retrieval (AS/RS) technologies can help many different types of operations across multiple industries. Here are some applications, by industry, where AS/RS can help your operation boost efficiency and productivity.