Major breakthroughs in technology are allowing for the possibility of expedited delivery, higher efficiency, greater accuracy and – most importantly for supply chain logistics – lower costs than ever before. See some predictions for ecommerce logistics in 2017.
With ecommerce shaking up the supply chain to meet consumer demands, many companies are struggling to keep up. To meet this daunting challenge, here are three steps ecommerce companies can take to increase supply chain optimization in ways that support their growth plans.
In the distribution center, walking from one location to the next accounts for 60% of a picker’s time. Reducing walking time, then, is all but guaranteed. Here are ways to know which method is efficient for your business.
Changes in the supply chain world occurring too quickly for you? We’ve got a Top 10 List of Supply Chain Improvement Strategies, designed to transcend the shifts taking place in technology, channel structures, globalization, sourcing and customer demands, and help you decide on a clear path to improvement
Consumers want fast, free and transparent delivery, and they want to be kept in the loop each step of the way. Driven in large part by Amazon, a new level of service is influencing the buying decision. Download this report and find out why merchants need to invest in fulfillment technologies.
UPS is installing electronic beacons in its package cars to notify workers if they have placed an item in the wrong delivery vehicle, thus cutting down on misloads.
UPS recently announced it was adding Saturday pickup and delivery for its ground division, initially in 15 markets and expanding to 4,700 U.S. cities and towns by the busy holiday season, and to 5,800 locations next year. Multichannel Merchant talks with Jerome Roberts, vice president of marketing for UPS, about the rationale for the expanded service and its implications.
An Amazon executive said the company at this point is just using its recent investments in logistics and transportation to handle internal capacity, including servicing sellers using its Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) program where it handles third-party orders. See what else he said about the company’s logistics focus, as well as the status of its drone delivery program.
FedEx has expanded its FedEx First Overnight service to more than 4,400 zip codes across the U.S. With this expansion, the service now reaches more than 32,000 zip codes for next-business day delivery, representing 92% of the business population in the U.S.
A European Union court ruled that the European Commission wrongfully blocked UPS from acquiring Dutch carrier TNT Express in 2013, which paved the way for rival FedEx to pick up TNT in 2016