8 Things to Know About Voice Picking Technology

| Brian Barry

When it comes to applying voice technology, and in particular voice picking, there are many benefits to a warehouse operation. To help you get there, here are 8 considerations to improve your planning as you look to move up to a voice-driven system.

9 Mistakes to Avoid in Your ERP or OMS Selection

| Curt Barry

Studies show that more than 50% of all ERP and OMS systems are not installed on time and within budget. A significant number of companies spend 8 to 12 months after go live adapting to the new system. What are some of the mistakes that lead to poor ERP or OMS implementations? Here are 9 mistakes to avoid in order to increase your chances of success.

New FedEx Fulfillment Service Targets SMB Market

| Mike O'Brien

FedEx Supply Chain, rebranded from the company’s 2016 acquisition of Genco, is rolling out FedEx Fulfillment, a solution that provides a full suite of warehouse, inventory management and delivery services for small- to medium-sized businesses that is directly competitive with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment

Supply of Warehouse Space Catching Up with Demand

| Mike O'Brien

After years of an extremely tight market for commercial warehouse space, mostly due to the booming growth in ecommerce, a rapid increase in development including spec projects has been slowly closing the gap. See what the numbers show and how the market is trending.

ecommerce fulfillment, direct-to-customer fulfillment, distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

What is Employee Turnover Costing Your DTC Fulfillment Operations?

| Curt Barry

How much does absenteeism and employee turnover cost your DTC fulfillment operations? How do you stack up? To identify the problems, do you have formalized reporting statistically of employee absenteeism and turnover? As you research your turnover rate, here are some key points to take into consideration.

warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment

13 Questions to Consider When Weighing a New Distribution Center

| Curt Barry

To do battle with Amazon, many DTC companies are looking to expand their distribution center network. But how do you weight the variables in terms of location, facility costs, inventory, transportation and shipping time, local labor and more? Here are 13 key points to consider in your decision process.

Enterprise Resource Planning, OMS, order management system, warehouse management system, WMS, ERP

10 Ways A 3PL Can Help Multichannel Companies Operate Profitably

| Curt Barry

Third-party logistics companies or 3PL providers can help ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants expand internal fulfillment operations without large outlays. In the past five years some large companies have entered the market with extremely competitive services and costs.To help in the decision process, here are 10 ways that 3PLs have helped companies do just that.

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Room for Improvement: 5 Steps to Better Retail Warehouse Selection

| Fabio Duque

With hundreds of millions of square feet of public space available for your retail warehouse in North America alone, how can your company do the best possible job of differentiating between facilities? Just as important, how can it choose the retail warehouse space that will be a perfect fit? Here are some tips that can help make the selection process a great success.