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Fulfillment Automation Guide: How to Keep Pace with the Speed of Ecommerce and Customer Expectations
Download our whitepaper, Fulfillment Automation Guide: How to Keep Pace with the Speed of Ecommerce and Customer Expectations to learn: the drawbacks of manual processes for owners, CEOs/COOs, and operations managers; the advantages and benefits of automation for warehouse workers, front office/back office, management, and c-suite; tips on how to talk to your staff about implementing automation and generating time-saving ideas; and your lifecycle stage to help determine which automated order management functionality you need now and into the future.
Read Why Connected Commerce Will End the Reign of ERP to learn: why systems of the past are failing to serve brands and 3PLs well; how to escape the manual system upgrade hamster wheel; and what to look for in software for connected solutions and success. Download to learn tips to improve collaboration with brands.
Advantages of a Flexible Sortation Solution in the Age of E-Commerce – The Key to Unlocking your R.O.I. Potential
As e-commerce companies grow, many of them face the same challenge: how to increase capacity in the current facility, while reducing costs and maximizing customer service. Far too often, companies sacrifice one for another. They find themselves asking, “how do we reduce costs and improve capacity and the customer experience at the same time?” The secret to this problem lies within the four walls of the fulfillment center.
eCommerce fulfillment–everybody is doing it! If you’re a 3PL and not already doing high-volume fulfillment, you likely will be soon. The pandemic has accelerated an already fast-growing segment of the industry. Omni-channel fulfillment is here to stay. This FREE eBook provides an overview of the concepts, terminology, and operational guidelines that 3PL warehouse operators should be considering for a successful fulfillment operation.
This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast recorded live at RILA LINK 2022 features a conversation with Brian Bobigian, VP Supply Chain, Ulta Beauty; Bill Best, VP Supply Chain, REI; Carl Weaver, Senior Director of Logistics, 7-11; John Barbee; Partner; McKinsey & Co.; and Chris Blickhan, VP Retail & eCommerce, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in and learn how changing consumer behaviors have impacted the retail supply chain.
Kenco’s recent survey includes insights into consumer behavior when it comes to purchasing products and services online. Will this surge in e-commerce buying subside along with the pandemic, or have our shopping preferences changed permanently? What percentage of the public regularly shops online, and does this cause any conflicting feelings between the desire for a quick turnaround while preferring sustainable practices? Click to see our results.
Flexibility is Key to eComm Fulfillment. As eCommerce fulfillment evolves two things are clear, 1) supply chain must revolve around a consumer who has many buying options, and 2) success comes from flexible and adaptable supply chains. We partnered with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics on this brief 2-part series.
How do you define a 3PL? There are many definitions as to what a 3PL really is, especially as the capabilities of a 3PL have shifted dramatically throughout the years. But the legal definition of a 3PL was hammered down in 2008, defined as a person who solely receives, holds, or otherwise transports a consumer product.
From surging e-commerce demands to labor shortages, compliance concerns, and budget burdens, the pressures for today’s warehouses are plentiful. But as e-commerce soars, so can your warehouse. Read this whitepaper to find out where to focus your time, attention, and resources so you can act faster and operate better—today and in every season to come.
The acceleration of online buying behaviors has altered the face of e-commerce logistics. Brands already optimizing their supply chains before the pandemic were more aligned with their omnichannel consumers and have leapt ahead. With the right approach, you can achieve greater flexibility, personalized support, and enhanced visibility to surpass competitors and create a long-standing competitive advantage. Learn how.
Recent e-commerce growth has forced many fulfillment operations into overdrive. To keep customers satisfied, record order volume must be filled quickly, seamlessly and cost-effectively—no easy task. Often, third-party logistics providers can help retailers and brands to navigate the increasing complexity. Read this new e-book to learn about today’s top fulfillment challenges and find outsourcing strategies to help overcome them.
US eCommerce sales were up 44% in 2020– the highest annual growth in at least two decades. With that growth comes certain challenges – most notably, the issue of late or failed deliveries. 62% of consumers say they’ve experienced a late or failed delivery, likely caused by inaccurate address information. To get to the root of the issue, we surveyed 3,000 global shoppers and 300 retail executives to bring you our latest report: Fixing Failed Deliveries. Download a copy to uncover the true impact failed deliveries are having on your business. Plus, discover our top tips to optimize the customer experience and stamp out failed deliveries for good.
As e-commerce has accelerated, so have customers’ expectations. Many shoppers now expect the service they receive online to rival, or exceed, the in-store experience. To meet these growing demands, and to build a flourishing omnichannel e-commerce business, organizations must learn to master five main logistics capabilities.
The Direct to Consumer model is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth. More merchants are beginning to cut out the middlemen, setting the stage for major disruption to traditional in-store retailing practices. New businesses are increasingly opting for a digital-first approach to avoid high overheads, leaving a lasting effect on consumer habits. Is your brand ready to scale? Download this free case study on why scalability is so critical.
In an effort to improve delivery and control the cost of “free shipping,” logistics professionals are implementing omnichannel shipping strategies that deliver from inventory sources in close proximity to their customers, creating an endless aisle. This means a boon for local delivery service providers, and more to manage for shippers. There are more than 500,000 companies in the courier & delivery services industry worldwide employing 2.8 million people. That’s a lot of carriers for shippers to manage as they try to keep costs down and customers happy. Fill out the form to download our latest eBook, “Omnichannel Retailers Delivering from the Endless Aisle,” for the ins-and-outs of delivering from the endless aisle
Leaders in transportation look for ways to reduce costs while improving service levels as they conduct strategic assessments or design solutions. Using the Spend & Revenue Diagram to document freight flows and costs on a single page is the best way for a transportation team to collect data and focus their efforts; this will help to keep it simple, communicate the operation and costs to the executives, and prioritize efforts.
The coronavirus crisis is driving food and beverage shoppers online. The trend is likely to continue as consumers find their “new normal” in the wake of the pandemic. How will this impact order fulfillment operations? What can retailers and food and beverage companies do to accommodate increased e-commerce volume? This free e-book details effective fulfillment strategies to implement now. Download now.
86% of ecommerce merchants sell through multiple online sales channels according to Saddle Creek’s new survey. Download their new in-depth report exploring network configuration, technology solutions, delivery options, fulfillment outsourcing and more.
Consumer purchases used to be limited to what retailers had on their shelves. E-commerce means everything is in stock, and retailers are shifting gears to chase demand. Learn how retailers can optimize their supply chains by working with providers to craft timely forecasts, identify efficiency improvements and modify plans as needed using diverse services and technologies
Supply chain professionals everywhere are grappling with the challenges e-commerce has presented. Companies need to find strategic solutions to restructure their business models to accommodate these changes — but where should they begin? This white paper takes an in-depth look at the disruption of e-commerce in the supply chain by examining different markets and processes to offer suggestions for adaptation and prosperity.
In response to today’s online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer who expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, Zebra Technologies Corporation’s Future of Fulfillment Vision study reveals that 78 percent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 40 percent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028. Download the study for more details on how manufacturers, transportation and logistics firms, and retailers are preparing to meet the growing needs of the on-demand economy.
E-commerce has changed the way consumers shop and put a completely new spin on retail. To differentiate themselves in an ever-competitive market, retailers have chosen to focus on making the returns process faster and easier for consumers. But is it working? Inbound Logistics Publisher Keith Biondo, sits down with Brian Bourke of SEKO Logistics to talk about the new retail landscape and how to have many happy returns.
Global e-commerce is driving unprecedented shipping volumes across a number of industries as consumers expect more for less. As a result, third-party logistics companies (3PLs) are taking center stage as businesses seek guidance from experts who can help them navigate the carrier capacity crunch, spend less time and money on shipping, and spend more time focusing on their core business. Download the The 3PL Parcel Shipping Playbook to find the best plays to help shippers from all industries ship better globally from the first mile to the last inch.
When establishing your eCommerce store, it may be difficult to find time to do all the tasks that are most important—like providing customer service, marketing, packaging, shipping, order fulfillment, and other store elements. In this white paper, youíll learn how to optimize your online presence, find time for shipping and fulfillment, and most importantly, how a 3PL can help you to amplify your sales.
Amazon is driving consumer delivery expectations. Their delivery services are not just the gold standard, they re THE standard by which other retailers are judged. Amazon is the reason people now think 2-day-and-under delivery times are no longer expedited service; they re expected service. So what ‘s a retailer not named Amazon to do? Make your last mile your best mile. Last-mile service is truly the make-or-break part of a transaction. When a customer is either pleased with delivery services or disappointed if something goes wrong, the appreciation (or the blame) goes not to the logistics provider but to the retailer. There are a host of options and strategies to improve last-mile service, but to make your last-mile service a true competitive advantage, you ll need two things: technology and the right logistics provider. Find out more by downloading this free whitepaper.
Business integration plays a key role in preparing fulfillment operations for efficiently handling e-commerce orders — far ahead of the click and order confirmation. In this white paper, experts from the fields of retail, marketing and supply chain management discuss how an integrated approach to marketing and logistics can help organizations fully embrace e-commerce and increase profitability.
How do today’s warehousing managers plan to capitalize on tomorrow’s unprecedented eCommerce opportunities? A recent global survey of over 1300 IT and operations warehouse professionals explores just that. Respondents divulge current practices as well as plans for the year 2020, offering unique insight and perspective into the trends that will shape the landscape of warehousing as we know it. Download this white paper for a detailed analysis of the survey’s findings.
Are you omni-channel ready? Learn why retail 3PLs are uniquely positioned to help retailers bridge the gap to an omni-channel shopping environment with their expertise in these key capabilities: inventory visibility; optimized fulfillment; and perfect packing.