As expenses rise in the global logistics space, the most successful operators will be those who find ways to generate new revenue and create efficiencies. New technologies are forcing the global supply chain to grow through change. Consumers are adding to the expectations — They are relying more on eCommerce in their purchasing habits, want products faster, and they expect greater transparency in the process.
Creating visibility on every level of your supply chain is the surest step to creating transparency for everyone involved, but it will deliver more benefits than you expected. The right technology will get you there, but first you must understand why greater visibility matters in a market that is getting more competitive by the minute.
The warehousing and storage industry has a combined revenue of $20 billion, yet according to Hoover’s, it is a largely fragmented market with 20 companies controlling almost 30 percent of the market.
Material handling applications that rely on lithium-ion batteries will see an upswing of interest in 2018.
During the busy winter season, keeping your warehouse productive is essential to growing sales. You don’t want overwhelmed workers, which means maintaining efficiency in all aspects of your operation. Here are five ways to boost warehouse productivity to prevent slowdowns or breaks in your system:
Earlier this year, we sent an email to our customers asking them for feedback on all aspects of our products and the service we provide. Respondents were told that for every completed survey, we would make a donation to a worthy organization of their choice. Once the survey was completed, they were asked to pick one of several charities listed.
From small businesses to large corporations, tax season can take a big toll on companies across the board. While the brink of tax season is approaching, business owners everywhere are starting to prepare.
Selling online successfully means partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that can accommodate you no matter your shipping volume or capacity. The holiday season can present unique challenges for any growing ecommerce business, such as fulfilling peak volume ordering, so you want a 3PL that is flexible and can help you scale your operation up or down depending on the time of year.
Online retailers are in the season of preparing for the shopping frenzy that takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, which means establishing a plan along the supply chain that is designed to meet increased demand. After all, their reputation is at stake. There could be nothing worse for reputation management than assuring on-time delivery that doesn’t arrive on the designated date. The holiday seasons revolves around the calendar, so retailers who make mistakes during these two months are at risk of tarnishing their reputation for the rest of the year.