May 17 2023
Adopting lean inventory management principles can help businesses change for the better. However, decision-makers must consider what implementing these practices means for the companies in que... View More
May 12 2023
Let’s start with the very basic principle of what order fulfillment is. A customer places an order, which is then picked, packed, and shipped from a fulfillment center. The carrier then picks... View More
May 8 2023
For many, spring brings a slower time. You have finished your year-end physical inventory plans and now you are organizing, getting new product in for your next peak season. Some of you stay f... View More
April 18 2023
Advancements in technology have revolutionized many sectors of the economy, including the material handling industry. Implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in material handlin... View More
April 13 2023
At some point, most companies need to bring in outside help to implement new plans, processes, or systems. You may be looking to add new automation, develop new software,B or evaluate new pric... View More
April 6 2023
Warehouse managers must ensure that shipments from the warehouse, whether individual parcel shipments or bulk packages, are sent cost-effectively to the delivery location on time and in full... View More
March 28 2023
The interest in software to manage distribution centers remains strong, fueled by omnichannel fulfillment requirements, growing adoption of automation, and other trends. One challenge logistics mana
March 22 2023
The demand for goods continues to increase alongside a dwindling warehouse labor pool, adding to ongoing delays in the global supply chain. As staffing continues to pose challenges and the ava... View More
Feb. 13 2023
Congratulations! You made it through one more year. Hopefully, you are not kickstarting 2023 by kicking the can down the proverbial distribution row. There are distribution and supply chain ma... View More
Feb. 6 2023
Smart shippers need every ounce of help in today’s rising rate environment. Choosing the right warehouse network keeps you in the game and beats the competition. Warehouse networks are coll... View More
Jan. 17 2023
The concept of evaluating a Return on Investment (ROI) seems straightforward: ROI = Annual Net Benefit (Revenue + Savings – Expenses) / Initial Investment Expense. On the surface, this seem... View More
Jan. 13 2023
And all through the distribution center, elves were frantically picking, packing, and shipping. Yes, frantically! The peak season is a trial-by-fire of the procedures and processes you... View More
Nov. 11 2021
As the year winds to a close, the supply chain disruptions that have plagued retailers show little sign of improvement. Heading into the holiday season and beyond, businesses have been told to expect... View More
Oct. 13 2021
Many times, in the distribution world, we supply chain professionals identify products that will enhance productivity, throughput, and accuracy, but there’s not a budget for those tools. Whe... View More
Oct. 7 2021
A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support... View More
Sept. 28 2021
In my article in the July/August 2021 issue of PARCEL (“Is It Time to Move to a New Warehouse?”), I explained how you can determine whether it might make sense to move your fulfillment ope
Sept. 28 2021
In today’s fulfillment ecosystem, e-commerce is quickly changing the game. For those looking to take advantage of the post-COVID e-commerce boom, especially 3PLs, it is imperative to prepare... View More
Sept. 21 2021
Perhaps your business completed a comprehensive logistics network study years ago when you determined the location and design of your current warehouse and selected or constructed your buildin... View More
Sept. 20 2021
Businesses across the world are seeing increasing and ever-changing demands from their customers. Many companies are looking to automate processes with the intent of increasing productivity. T... View More
Sept. 10 2021
In our July/August issue, we covered some solution providers that can help you improve your material handling, packaging, and overall warehouse operation. Download the PDF below to read more inf... View More