The year 2017 will go down as the year merchants realized there is no longer any margin for error. Retail is moving so fast that automation is essential for survival. … Continue Reading →
Is the “do nothing” approach harmful or beneficial to your business? It’s important to consider all of the alternatives when it comes to a certain project and “doing nothing” may be the path you’re taking. This report will take a look at all the options necessary to ensure the success of your ecommerce business.
Many options exist in the marketplace for high-tech solutions that reduce errors in the fulfillment process, including pick-to-light systems, voice-automated picking systems and even fully automated robotic picking systems. However, these solutions can be expensive and are therefore not financially justifiable for small volume or highly variable fulfillment operations. Here are four steps to reduce your pick-error rates.
Amazon has been busy once again in our roundup of recent ecommerce distribution center and fulfillment center activity – including one on the site of a shuttered mall just east of Cleveland. Other companies planning to open new facilities include Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, ASOS and Tractor Supply.
Many fulfillment centers use a forward pick slot concept to store product and reduce picking walk time. While WMS software has greatly improved SKU replenishment functionality, those with older systems are more dependent on manual processes. For those companies, here are some tips to help you make SKU replenishment more efficient.