Traditional warehouses — large buildings sitting in affordable rural areas along popular shipping routes — have been replaced by new breeds of fulfillment centers. Retailers’ warehouse strategies are changing dramatically and becoming a more critical piece of the ecommerce landscape — from how the geographic location of each warehouse is chosen to how products are documented and placed in a warehouse’s inventory.
Original article posted in DC Velocity June 13, 2016 [Link] By: DC Velocity Staff If you’ve been involved in order fulfillment for a decade or more, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a wholesale change in your facility’s picking patterns. Over the last 15 years, many DCs—particularly in the retail sector—have found themselves picking farContinue reading “E-commerce and the warehouse of tomorrow”
For those exploring automated case labeling in your warehouse, this article from Pack World is a must read. Originally published in: http://www.packworld.com/machinery/labeling/tips-buying-case-labeling-systems By Ron Romanik, Contributing Editor Case labeling is very different from primary labeling. At the end of the line, it’s all about readable information on the label, and how it holds up onContinue reading “Tips for Buying Case-Labeling Systems”
Great read from Manufacturing Business Technology. A couple of questions come to mind after reading this article: What is the tipping point where technology costs decrease for many small and medium companies adopt this technology? The article cites $1500 as the cost per each Google Glass. Will the pick efficiency and real-time pricing/promotion possibilities makeContinue reading “Wearables in the Warehouse?”
Read the full article at ebnonline.com Calculating the ROI of Your WMS Eric Allais, President/CEO, PathGuide Technologies In part 1 of this article I outlined five key benefits that a company can expect from a WMS deployment. Here in part 2, I will discuss how a WMS can bring solid ROI performance while being aContinue reading “Calculating the ROI of Your WMS”
…great read from Supply Chain Digest this month on how to incorporate print-and-apply automation for changing package sizes while remaining compliant with changing retail requirements. Supply Chain News: Label Print and Apply Systems in Distribution Center Operations Can Drive Real Value, but It Takes Sophisticated Technology Labels for Inbound Receiving, Parcel Deliveries and Retail GSI-128 LabelsContinue reading “Using Print & Apply Systems in Dynamic DC Environments”
ShipBob.com started in 2014 and expanded from its Chicago homebase to the New York market within 18 months of its launch. If you haven’t heard of ShipBob.com, the company tailors to small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses and offers pick-up, packaging, warehousing and shipping services. As a small business, and an online entrepreneur at that, holding on toContinue reading “Small Businesses: What is the tipping point to outsource your shipping?”