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We’re at a turning point in the history of distribution—think advances like sci-fi-esque drone delivery. Getting to this point took not only great infrastructure, but also some pretty big technological advances. Plus, it took us a while to get here in the first place. In a previous article, we explored what the future of distribution has to offer. However, the future of distribution for us, in developed nations, is different... Continue reading
No doubt you've seen plenty of analysis in the business world about real-time technologies and how it's bringing more immediate results to companies. Whether it's real-time metrics, marketing, or communications – bringing more immediacy to customers and business associates helps companies make smarter decisions for the future in our fast-paced world. Similarly, real-time information is critical in your supply chain as well. At the heart of your warehousing and fulfillment... Continue reading
Your Guide to Deliveries of the Past, Present, and Future Pulp science fiction often gave us an image of the future that involved bio-domed malls, pneumatic tubes delivering mail directly in our homes, and milk still delivered by hand but from flying trucks. However, the true future of delivery will likely be hordes of boxes zipping through the air in flocks. Products will get to market in automated fashions with... Continue reading
Seeing is believing, as the old saying goes. Today, we are going to look at few reasons why touring your potential 3PL company is a good idea. Chances are, you regularly monitor manufacturing sites and branches which are part of your business, but you might not think to visit 3PL sites. After all, as long as your shipments arrive on time, what difference does it make? Here are a few reasons... Continue reading
What Insurance is Required When Using a 3PL Warehouse Your goods are you business. Their safe transport from your production facilities to their subsequent warehouses and their safe storage is one of the most important considerations that you have to make as a business owner. If your goods are lost or damaged while in the hands of a third party warehouse provider, you could be looking at losses in revenue... Continue reading
Many companies looking for warehousing and fulfillment services are simply looking for a traditional fulfillment firm – one that can store their product, pick and pack orders, and ship orders without any additional customization or special ancillary services. But for others, such as those looking for contract bottling and packaging, CD/DVD duplication services, printing services, web design or marketing services, or even customer service solutions, the challenge of choosing the... Continue reading
When it comes to logistics, small business owners know that warehousing is important. It in itself is part of managing the supply chain, and although simply seen as a place to store goods and prepare items for outbound shipping, warehousing and pack&ship orders, they are economically beneficial to both owners and customers. Why is warehousing necessary for even small businesses? First, it provides a central location for your products. Having... Continue reading
The process of preparing orders and shipping them to your customers is such a critical component of your overall supply chain process. Only one minor misstep, such as an inaccurately picked order or incorrectly chosen shipping service level, can cause devastation, leaving customers disappointed. And if mistakes happen too frequently, the overall business will be in jeopardy of losing customers and, therefore, sales. In order to combat these warehouse performance... Continue reading