Adding one or more facilities to your ecommerce fulfillment network can both reduce shipping costs and shrink your time-to-customer metric. But there are many aspects to this calculus: in house assets vs. partnering, system requirements and labor/staffing, to name a few. Here are 11 factors to consider as you look to expand.
Customer experience can suffer if an ecommerce fulfillment center is unable to quickly scale its operations, but not every company has the resources to respond swiftly. If you’d like to stay one step ahead of demand, consider these 3 analytics strategies to manage planned (and unplanned) peak seasons.
Ecommerce fulfillment managers often grumble about the difficulty of hiring and managing millennials. For sure, they view life and work through a different lens. As a result, many businesses have struggled to find the best ways to integrate them into their culture. Here are 6 considerations to weigh when faced with these challenges.
In an effort to address overcapacity issues in its dozens of fulfillment centers, Amazon has instituted new charges that will penalize third-party sellers – who make up more than half of its sales – for having slow-moving inventory. See what these changes mean and what else Amazon is doing to deal with inventory overflow.
Without accurate SKU dimensions and weights for each item in their warehouse, companies struggle to provide basic data for slotting, better capacity planning and if necessary, full truckload or LTL planning, paying more than is necessary in freight costs. Here are 8 steps to better SKU dimensioning in your operations.