Warehouse Management

5 Modern Advancements Revolutionizing Third-Party Logistics
September 20, 2022 at 10:33 am

Supply chains and logistics have seen seismic shifts forward in recent years. In 2020 alone, companies fast-tracked the digital transformation of their internal operations — and their customer and supply chain interactions — by three years to four years. The digitization of third-party logistics (3PL) providers began in the mid-90s, but the pandemic fueled progress…

Why You Don’t Need More Warehouse Space
September 7, 2022 at 7:32 pm

The news cycle is confusing. We hear warehouse vacancy rates are at a 27-year low. Then we read that new warehouses are being developed at record rates and that Amazon.com is shedding excess space. At the end of the day, the lived experience of most retailers and merchants is that capacity is tight — and expensive.…

Logistics 101: Order Fulfillment Challenges and Best Practices
August 24, 2022 at 6:12 pm

The COVID pandemic reshaped the world of e-commerce and, concurrently, consumer expectations. With most brick-and-mortar stores temporarily shuttered, consumers moved online en masse and found a revamped online shopping experience. One report found that the pandemic accelerated the global shift to e-commerce by five years. But now, as the world returns to “normal,” online retailers…

Tackling the Disruptions and Scarcity of the Supply Chain
June 30, 2022 at 5:02 pm

We've all noticed many of the things we buy are in short supply. From our favorite foods to furniture, items that once seemed to be in abundance on store shelves or online are out of stock and often come with lengthy waitlists. Pandemic-induced supply chain plagues — like chip shortages, labor shortages, and backlogged cargo…

Powering the Data-Driven and Automated Retail Distribution Center
February 3, 2022 at 7:41 pm

The retail distribution center has undergone a significant transformation in the last five years. Once a fairly predictable — and largely manual — operation focused on store replenishment, today’s retail distribution center has become the hub of an omnichannel retail strategy. The impact of the changes required by this transformation are hard to overstate. From…

NY Attorney General Files Court Order Asking for COVID-19 Worker Safety Monitor at Amazon Facility
December 1, 2021 at 5:56 pm

The New York attorney general is going after Amazon.com, accusing the e-commerce giant of rolling back protocols for COVID-19 in at least one of its warehouses. New York Attorney General Letitia James sought an emergency court order on Tuesday, saying Amazon's decision on COVID-19 safety leaves employees at a higher risk of exposure to the coronavirus. James…

A Checklist for Stepping Up Your E-Commerce Game
October 26, 2021 at 8:18 pm

American consumers spent a whopping $861.12 billion with online retailers in 2020, up 44 percent from the previous year. Amazon.com, the largest North American online retailer, reported a significant rise in site visits in January 2021, up 20 percent from the year prior. It’s plain to see that e-commerce is blowing up, and we don’t…

Best Practices for Driving Operational Excellence in the Warehouse
September 8, 2021

Warehouse operations are often siloed from other supply chain functions--such as demand planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and procurement--due to the physical distance that usually separates warehouses from front offices, as well as that warehouse operations are typically executed several weeks or even months after planning is conducted.

Conquer Complexity With Warehouse Management
September 8, 2021

Manufacturers and distributors must reconsider how their warehouse management practices, processes, and systems need to change in order to improve warehouse productivity, visibility, and costs.