We made it through the holidays through the Black Friday rush and the sales leading up to Christmas Day. As online continues to be the shopping method of choice, it is important to have a system in place that can keep up with the demand. As orders slow from the holidays, now is a great time evaluate software, equipment, and processes. What is working well and what is not working so well. From a business and warehouse operations standpoint, your Warehouse Management System (WMS) is the core foundation to enabling the success of your company. Here are some questions to ask yourself when evaluating your current WMS.
This year has come with a lot of challenges and changes to our everyday lives and along with that changes within the supply chain as well to keep up with shifting demands and trends. Some of the trends will probably stick around for a while, while others will probably adapt and change as time goes on. We have compiled a list of our top blogs of 2020. Here’s to a happy holiday season however you are celebrating it and a new year to come to start fresh.
Surging Ecommerce Trends Strengthened by the Pandemic are Increasing Profitability in the Cold Storage Sector
Food warehousing and transportation has been happening for a long time, but advances in technology and foods safety; supply chains have progressed to meet the changing demands of consumers and businesses. As we have seen from the pandemic, expectations are high when it comes to product choices and availability, and consumers because quickly displeased when those needs aren’t met. Cold Storage is now one of the hottest topics in commercial real estate.
At the beginning of the pandemic, warehouses were trying to navigate through changes put in place to keep workers safe, as time went on, companies were able to figure out what worked and what didn’t work.
COVID-19 has required shoppers to wear masks, maintain social distancing measures, and walk down one-way aisles. At the beginning of the pandemic, many consumers shifted their shopping to online. According to Statista figures, “there were 227.5 million online shoppers in the US for 2020—approximately 88% of the adult population. This number is projected to climb even more, reaching an expected 230.5 million in 2021 and 278.3 million in 2024.”
With many shoppers turning to online shopping vs in store, it’s hard to predict what Black Friday sales will look like this year. Especially when some of the major retailers like Walmart, Target, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Best Buy, and Kohl’s have decided to be closed on Thanksgiving. Also, Amazon’s Prime Day has been delayed, it is expected to start sometime in October not leaving much time before Black Friday sales begin. It has grown from a single day event to a month-long event full of product promotions. Here's some helpful tips to help you prepare for the holiday rush.
Since the advent of the assembly line, supply chain management has been an important factor when it comes to success. While there has always been a need for access to real-time data, increasingly, legacy technology limitations are resulting in a flawed system with at-best, limited transparency that means keeping up with data-driven competitors is nearly impossible.
There’s been a lot of changes that have come about from the COVID-19 pandemic, the WMS software buyer behavior and the software buying process are just a few of these changes. Cadre has witnessed the necessary changes in the process and realize it may be a long time before the return to normal!
Last month, we had conducted a survey asking customers’ feedback on the products and services that we provide. For those respondents that filled out the survey, we made a donation on their behalf to an organization of their choosing.
Having a good system in place allows for a tight-running, efficient and effective warehouse operation.
You risk facing a multitude of potential problems. From workplace injury to a bad reputation, a weak WMS can result in real issues that any company...