Nearly all supply chain managers responding to a recent survey by Convey and eft Supply Chain and Logistics Business Intelligence said they consider customer experience to be important when measuring last-mile performance, while two-thirds of them say they’re held accountable for standard customer experience KPIs.
To succeed, retailers and ecommerce companies need to meet heightened customer experience demands. That means offering fast shipping, free returns and same-day delivery, if possible. Learn insights from industry experts on ways to optimize your fulfillment network and focus your technology investments to compete and win.
Joining a growing group of retailers eager to match the heightened expectations of today’s shoppers and save on delivery costs, youth apparel seller rue21 has partnered with Mastek to offer buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) at its 700+ store locations. The rollout began in January and is expected to be completed by the end of March.
What areas of omnichannel operations need improvement? What challenges and opportunities are retailers facing? Charles Dimov of OrderDynamics, discusses his company’s recent research in this MCM CommerceChat podcast, and will go into greater depth at Ecommerce Operations Summit 2019, April 9-11 in Columbus, OH.
As you conduct strategic planning for fulfillment, what are the operational strategies you should consider to remain competitive and be efficient in the future? To consider this topic, we looked … Continue Reading →
FedEx is planning to test delivery robots this summer for customers including Walmart and Pizza Hut, while Target and AutoZone are looking at the capability, according to Reuters. The 10 mph robots would have to be approved by the city of Memphis. This is one innovative way companies are looking to cut last mile costs.