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Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

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Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article.

Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

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If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers.

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It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

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As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S.

Why are E-retailers with a Single Shipping Fulfillment Center at Risk?

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Internet Retailer recently polled 100 E-retailers about their fulfillment networks. According to the survey report , about half of those businesses deliver orders nationally from a single shipping fulfillment center. Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates huge risk of a wholesale business interruption. Logistics Outsourcing Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment order fulfillment

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New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

3 Steps to Better Sales Collateral Management

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Sales collateral has an almost magical ability to multiply and can consume a significant portion of your marketing budget. With winter almost over, it’s not too early to think about “spring-cleaning” your print materials and to implement an ongoing sales collateral management program.

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Sales Literature Distribution: How to Cut Costs & Complexity

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Do your sales people, distributors or agents complain that it’s hard to order sales literature or it takes too long to get it? Are you frustrated by the amount of time and money you spend creating and managing your marketing assets? Marketing Fulfillment

By the Numbers: Why Fulfill Orders From a Chicago Fulfillment Center?

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When fulfillment professionals say the Windy City blows a lot of other markets away, they’re not exaggerating.

More Focus on Reducing Parcel Surcharges Can Equal Big Savings

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When you’re trying to reduce parcel shipping costs, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on parcel carriers’ published rates and negotiating the largest discounts possible.

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Deja New:  Why Today’s Subscription Box Fulfillment Is Especially Challenging

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If you’re a big fan of subscription boxes, join the club. According to recent research from Clutch, more than half of online buyers currently use one or more versions of this highly convenient purchasing model.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

A Handy Acronym to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

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This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses. The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs. How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L.

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How to Personalize Marketing Materials

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Here’s a disturbing statistic. According to research done by Sirius Decisions, somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of a typical company’s marketing collateral is never used by their sales people. Yikes! That’s a lot of wasted budget!

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Finding And Vetting The Best Fulfillment Companies: 6 Helpful Do’s And Don’ts

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The right fulfillment partner can be a powerful ally in a business’s quest to become bigger, better, and more profitable – particularly as online sales and customer expectations grow. But how do you even begin to find that partner in a field that’s chock-full of possibilities?

Online Seller’s Guide to Order Fulfillment Services Pricing

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If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost? As is often the case, the answer is “it depends” – on lots of things. Logistics Outsourcing B2C Fulfillment fulfillment operations order fulfillment

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

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When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S.

Marketing Literature Fulfillment: Why It Doesn’t Pay to Do It Yourself

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Who doesn’t love the sense of achievement that comes with successfully completing a do-it-yourself project? There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting the job done without calling in a professional – not to mention the money you save. But you have to know your own limitations.

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FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

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For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function. But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur.

What’s New with Parcel Shipping Carriers? More Than You Might Think.

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It may only be October, but before you know it, holidays will be upon us. You’ll soon be seeing a lot more of all of your favorite parcel shipping carriers.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Fulfillment Kitting Services: Great Collateral Deserves Great Packaging

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You invest a lot of creativity and budget dollars into your marketing collateral, refining your messaging and design for maximum effectiveness. But, when it’s time to deliver those materials to your prospects or customers, is ho-hum packaging undercutting their impact? Marketing Fulfillment

How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

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If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

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When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”. Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

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Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage. (In In other news, snow is cold.). What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

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When fulfillment professionals say Phoenix is a hot market , they’re not exaggerating.

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

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Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough? Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.

Need Warehouse Space in Atlanta?  The Advantages Add Up

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When two of the country’s premiere site selection publications named Georgia as the #1 state for doing business for several years in a row, some people may have been a little surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware thought, “Yep. Makes total sense to us.”.

eFulfillment Services: 6 New-and-Different Questions to Ask Potential Providers

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Years ago, a fast-food chain ran a campaign that started with the words, “Same, same, same, same.”.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

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When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants.

Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

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By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money. The basic model of each service is the same.

Do You Have too Much Marketing Collateral?

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Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day. Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.

Unboxing The Advantages Of Custom Packaging

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If you’re a subscription business or eTailer, you already know that there’s no substitute for a well-presented package.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

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Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.