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.
A critical step in determining how effective your order fulfillment operation is performing is to determine the key performance indicators (KPIs) that matter most to your business. Once you know the metrics that are most important to your operation, you can benchmark your current performance and monitor improvements and progress towards your goals.
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.
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...
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.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are commonly thought of as simple machines that perform simple tasks in lieu of personnel. And while this is true in some regards, the last decade has seen AGVs become...
Is an automated storage and retrieval system the right fit for your order fulfillment operation? Here, we explore the pros and cons of AS/RS to help you decide.
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.
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) are great tools for boosting efficiency in a warehouse or order fulfillment operation. But there are many types—they aren’t one size fits all. Here are the major types of AS/RS that you should consider when choosing technology.
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.