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When it comes to getting into the realm of same-day shipping it’s not about building a warehouse in every state or waiting to see what Amazon does. According to Shutl CEO and founder Tom Allason, it’s all about focusing on your brick-and-mortar store.
Location, technology and scalability are the three most important components when Karmaloop selects a third-party logistics partner. Renatta Hosein-Bishop, Inbound & Merchandising Operations Manager for Karmaloop will be talking about the “Best Practices in the Search & Selection of a 3PL Partner” at the Operations Summit in April in Columbus, OH.
As fulfillment center workers age, excessive bending and stretching can lead to higher rates of injury and associated workman’s compensation expense. In addition, fatigued workers are less efficient and more prone to error. As ecommerce demand grows, companies should consider automated storage and retrieval and goods-to-person technologies to accommodate fulfillment needs and simultaneously improve workers’ quality of life.
Wayfair.com, an online retailer of home goods, has doubled its warehouse space in anticipation of the all important Black Friday/Cyber Monday holiday shopping weekend. Find out why Wayfair.com needs the extra warehouse space and how the company has grown in the past year.
Anne Embrey, vice president of fulfillment operations for Replacements Ltd., said her company maintains too much aged inventory with about 4% of orders being categorized as ‘problem’ orders. Embrey wants to know how to reduce that percentage. So we asked some industry experts for their opinions and the resounding answer was cycle counting.
Hiring and training seasonal staff is one thing. But how do you ensure efficient operations during your busiest time of the year? Here are four simple tips that will answer that question.
We asked three operations experts to find out what their priorities are for an effective warehouse management system.
Whether your peak to average ratio is 2-1 or 20-1, time is getting tight to ensure that your facility is ready for peak. Making that list and checking it twice can be just the thing to ensure another successful peak season.
Mark Carson, president and co-founder of Fat Brain Toys, said his staff moved the company’s inventory last Friday through Sunday and the new space became operational on Monday.