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How All Things Omnichannel Work

How All Things Omnichannel Work

How All Things Omnichannel Work  Everything you need to know about Omnichannel What is the Omnichannel approach?  The omnichannel approach to supply chain management offers integrated order fulfilment and distribution channels that effectively services consumers in...

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How Does Order Fulfillment Work?

How Does Order Fulfillment Work?

Learn the order fulfillment steps from the manufacturer to the end customerLet’s start by getting an understanding of what ecommerce order fulfillment is.   Here is an easy-to-understand Order fulfillment definition: Order fulfillment is the steps involved in...

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Consumers Crave Fast, Affordable Meal Kit Fulfillment

Consumers Crave Fast, Affordable Meal Kit Fulfillment

Nearly five years ago, meal kit companies appeared to be market disruptors launched with the potential of changing how Americans ate, a threat to the $650 billion U.S. grocery industry.  Initially meal kit delivery companies had a simplified formula for success by...

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2018 Hottest U.S. Fulfillment Markets: Phoenix

2018 Hottest U.S. Fulfillment Markets: Phoenix

Status of U.S. e-commerce fulfillment warehouse markets During the start of the e-commerce ramp up, the heaviest activity with respect to industrial real estate facilities involved in fulfillment warehouse and distribution operations occurred in major metropolitan...

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2018 Hottest U.S. Retail & E-Commerce Fulfillment Markets

2018 Hottest U.S. Retail & E-Commerce Fulfillment Markets

In an earlier blog posted on April 19, 2018, we took a look at the effect that e-commerce has had on the industrial real estate market, specifically as it relates to warehouse, fulfillment and distribution center facilities.  Interestingly enough, as compared to that...

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11 Ways 3PLs are Helping Retailers & Manufacturers Today

11 Ways 3PLs are Helping Retailers & Manufacturers Today

During 2016, logistics and freight operations professionals enabled U.S. businesses to reduce costs for the first time since 2009.  This is an impressive result, especially given the explosive demand fueled by the e-commerce sector and the overcapacity, slack demand...

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Major Retailers Adopt Omnichannel Strategy

Major Retailers Adopt Omnichannel Strategy

As shoppers become more tech-savvy and demand that retailers offer a more mobile, cross-functional shopping experience the retail industry as a whole has undergone a variety of drastic changes. In prior years traditional brick and mortar retailers saw steep declines...

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How to Design a Flexible Distribution Center

How to Design a Flexible Distribution Center

Designing your distribution center to be flexible in not only space utilization, but operational processes, requires planning in multiple stages. The nature of distribution center operations has evolved with omni-channel retail and e-commerce growth. Evaluating your...

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Last Mile Logistics Trends

Last Mile Logistics Trends

The last mile logistics industry has evolved over time due to a variety of influencing factors, one of them being the popularity of e-commerce in consumer retail spending. Each year more and more sales typically made in brick-and-mortar stores are shifting to online....

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2015 Order Management Concerns

2015 Order Management Concerns

As omni-channel becomes an industry standard, rather than a trend, many supply chain businesses are increasing in complexity. Most omni-channel retailers and their supply chain partners manage an average of three separate sales channels. The movement of inventory...

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Supply Chain Labor Pool Issues 2015

Supply Chain Labor Pool Issues 2015

The supply chain has increased in complexity and size in recent years which is affecting who and how the industry hires and how they train their employees during the onboarding process. These changes are due, in large part, to the adoption of omni-channel retailing,...

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The How and Why of Crossdocking

The How and Why of Crossdocking

Crossdocking is increasing in popularity among warehouses, distribution centers and third party logistics providers because it is an excellent way to combat increasing transportation...

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Cross Docking 101: Top 10 Benefits of Cross Docking

Cross Docking 101: Top 10 Benefits of Cross Docking

Cross-docking is a great tool to have in your logistics tool belt. This service can be a key differentiator between you and your competition. In this short video we will review the top 10 benefits you and your customers may receive from offering cross-docking as a...

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Cross Docking 101: When to Utilize Cross Docking

Cross Docking 101: When to Utilize Cross Docking

Cross-docking, while a fairly simple process, helps to increase operational efficiency in highly complex supply chains. Each business’ supply chain varies in complexity due to a multitude of factors. These factors determine how and when cross-docking should be used....

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Top 2015 Retail Fulfillment Trends

Top 2015 Retail Fulfillment Trends

In 2015 retailers are adapting their supply chains to more efficiently and effectively meet customer needs. Some of these changes occur in their distribution and order...

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How to Manage the Perfect Return

How to Manage the Perfect Return

With the world of retailing slowly evolving towards the omni channel strategy, there are more factors to consider when making the customer experience more enjoyable. Distribution and...

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Barriers to a Strong Omni Channel Retail Strategy

Barriers to a Strong Omni Channel Retail Strategy

As an omni channel retail strategy has become the industry standard, retailers are making significant changes in their supply chains and technology to ensure they can properly meet consumer expectations. The main aspect of omni channel retailing is the ability to...

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Online Buyer Behavior

Online Buyer Behavior

Consumers have begun to leave the retail stores and started to go online. This forces retailers to adapt to the changes in buyer behavior, focusing more resources to online retail channels as well as their current brick and mortar retail channels. This has transformed...

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Retailer Capabilities

Retailer Capabilities

The retailing industry is making an extreme strategy change from that of even a few years ago. Due to the boom of mobile technology retailers have learned the hard way that they can no longer satisfy shoppers with the one single retail strategy or even multiple that...

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Retail Fulfillment Expectations

Retail Fulfillment Expectations

Online consumers are attempting to find differentiating factors between retailers now that the market has become so saturated with similar products or the same product offered by multiple retailers. One way consumers are choosing where to buy online is by the...

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Retail and Social Media

Retail and Social Media

As the omni channel retail strategy is becoming more and more prevalent retailers are trying to determine the best tools to reach their customers. Their tech savvy consumers make up a larger portion of their target market than ever before. These consumers are taking...

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Changes in In-Store Shopping Behavior

Changes in In-Store Shopping Behavior

While many retailers have seen a strong shift to online shopping rather than in store purchases, those that have truly developed and implemented an omni channel retail strategy have seen more consumers returning to their stores. One in three consumers bought more...

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