Top 3 Bottlenecks in the Warehouse During the Holidays
Again, it's critical for forecasting models to identify expected order volumes on a day-to-day basis. This enables you to schedule staff based on daily forecasts and create a master schedule that takes into account order volumes, employees’ needs and other variables.
For many customers, the holiday season is their first exposure to your brand. By forecasting warehouse requirements and accurately scaling infrastructure, processes and personnel to anticipated order volumes, you can ensure that holiday shoppers receive the same customer experience your brand delivers the rest of the year. At Christmas, it's often a customer's first time buying from your site — you only get to make a first impression once. Good service during the holidays is critical to having return customers throughout the year.
Maria Haggerty is CEO and one of the original founders of Dotcom Distribution, a premier provider of B2C and B2B fulfillment and distribution services. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business with a concentration in Accounting. Maria plays an integral role in developing and defining all aspects of the business, including sales and marketing, operations, finance and IT. As CEO, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership, establishing long range goals, and developing strategies for the senior leadership team. Maria has developed the systemic and procedural infrastructure necessary to provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the Board, senior executives and clients in performing their responsibilities while achieving favorable results. She works closely with the leadership team to enhance, develop, and enforce procedures that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation. During her tenure at the Dotcom, Maria has developed an environment of continual improvement by supporting the Senior Leadership Team and their department managers on continuous process, space labor, automation, and financial best practices. Prior to founding Dotcom, Maria was a CPA at Arthur Andersen and was later the CFO of GoodTimes Home Video where she helped grow the company’s distribution business. When Maria is not in the office, she enjoys traveling around the world and practicing her photography skills.