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Order Fulfillment Mistakes: A Talk with Brian Barry

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We recently chatted with fulfillment operations expert Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry and Associates, about the most common order fulfillment mistakes he sees B2C brands make. Here’s his top five list. For the full detail, listen to Brian's appearance on the unboxing fulfillment podcast.

Does My Online Brand Need Faster Order Fulfillment?

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With the rise in eCommerce has come an increased consumer expectation for faster order fulfillment. Though this demand can vary by product type, many online shoppers now expect the goods they purchase online nearly as quickly as if they’d bought them in a store.

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Amware CEO appears on 'Business Power Hour' program

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Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on The Business Power Hour podcast with Deb Krier to discuss the vital role that backend order fulfillment operations play in the success or failure of companies. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Outsourcing

Fulfillment Outsourcing: 10 Questions to Ask a Fulfillment Center Operator

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Your choice of a fulfillment center partner is one of the most critical choices you will make. But what are the questions to ask a fulfillment center operator? Many fulfillment RFPs regurgitate the same tired questions and fail to get at the core issues.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

The Days of Winging it on Order Fulfillment are Over

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As an instrument-rated pilot that flies my own airplane, I’m struck constantly by the similarities between flying and running a fast-paced order fulfillment operation. Fulfillment Operations

Advantages of a Phoenix Fulfillment Center

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Need to reach customers in the Southwest and West Coast? Consider a Phoenix fulfillment center.

Advantages and Challenges of a Having Fulfillment Center in Los Angeles

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While many people love Los Angeles for its movies, logisticians and eTailers have come to love the City of Angels for its eCommerce fulfillment benefits.

What’s Included in Pick and Pack Warehouse Fees?

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When you partner with a fulfillment company, a great deal of work moves from your plate to their plate. You’ll want to understand fulfillment costs to assess the ROI of your relationship.

Can You Do Custom Order Fulfillment at Scale?

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B2C brands will break the bank on marketing and merchandising programs to attract and convert customers. But then they’ll cheap out on the packaging and create a totally forgettable brand experience for customers when they receive the product

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Amware CEO appears on 'Get Down to Business' program

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Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on the Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein radio show to discuss the importance of "everything that happens after the click" in eCommerce. Fulfillment Operations

How Much Inventory Should I Have In My Fulfillment Warehouse?

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Inventory management has changed substantially in the last few years. Most fulfillment professionals spent years learning about lean inventory strategies, only to find those methods ineffective when the supply chain turned volatile during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Write a Fulfillment RFP That Drives Results

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Finding an order fulfillment services provider begins with a Request for Proposal, commonly referred to in the logistics sector as a fulfillment RFP.

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Pick to Light Video Illustrates Advantages of this Picking Method

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The accompanying pick to light video shows just how the technology works to increase productivity and order accuracy in a fulfillment warehouse.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Video: Set productivity standards to increase warehouse throughput

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If you're looking to improve throughput in your B2C warehousing operations, setting productivity standards may do the trick. Many brands do not set such standards, but those that do see a 10% to 15% uptick in throughput. Warehouse KPI

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Insider’s View on Small Parcel Shipping: Working Effectively with Carriers

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Dean Maciuba served UPS and FedEx for over 37 years, working in senior sales and operations roles. His experience gives him a unique and in-depth view into nearly all aspects of small parcel shipping, including the role of parcel carriers and fulfillment service providers.

Video: How warehouse slotting can improve efficiency

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Looking to improve the efficiency of your warehousing operations? You may want to pay closer attention to warehouse slotting. Slotting in the warehouse refers to the placement of products to reflect their velocity and to reduce travel time by order pickers.

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Keys to Creating Fulfillment Metrics

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When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers' satisfaction in its hands. Yet it's shocking how many Etailers have no well-developed order fulfillment metrics to monitor performance. Warehouse KPI

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Video: What are 3 ways to cut parcel costs today?

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Parcel costs eat up about two thirds of an eTailer's spending. It's no surprise then that companies are looking for ways to reduce their parcel spend. But it's not easy. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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Multi-Channel Fulfillment Case Study: Slumberkins

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If you’re a fast-growing online business with fulfillment challenges, you might be interested in this short, multi-channel fulfillment case study. Slumberkins® patented cuddly creatures and accompanying story books teach positive social-emotional learning skills to children.

5 Signs That You Need a New Fulfillment Partner

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When online sales grow to the point where E-retail companies need to rely on an outside fulfillment partner, some, unfortunately, wind up committed to a substandard or incompatible service provider.

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Video: Custom Packaging Puts Smiles Inside the Box

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Amazon is famous for putting its trademark 'smile' on the outside of its boxes. But we think it's more important to put a smile inside the box with custom packaging, done right. Fulfillment Services

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Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Video: Is Pick to Light Technology Right for Your Fulfillment Operation?

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In the fulfillment warehouse, pick to light technology is a tool that more companies are relying on to improve throughput, order accuracy and order quality. It also enables companies to simplify the training process and get associates into action quicker.

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Will the 24-Hour, Automated Fulfillment Center Become the Norm?

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The 24-hour automated fulfillment center arose out of necessity to satisfy consumer appetites for fast delivery via standard shipping. For years, 3–4 days was an acceptable delivery time. That has shrunk to 2 days.

VIDEO: See How Slumberkins and Amware Teamed Up to Scale Fulfillment Operations

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Slumberkins, an educational children's brand, is on the INC 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Fulfillment Operations Multi Channel Fulfillment Fulfillment Services Fulfillment Outsourcing

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Case Study: Scaling Fulfillment to Support Hyper-Growth

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Scaling order fulfillment operations is tough enough. But when your multi-channel brand is experiencing 4X growth, it's essential to have a buttoned-up back-end operation so you don’t disappoint customers. Multi Channel Fulfillment Fulfillment Services Direct response fulfillment

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Top Ways to Reduce Warehouse Picking Error Rates

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When it comes to warehouse picking error rates, most fulfillment centers operate within a 1-3% margin of error. A warehouse with a 97% picking accuracy rate operates on the lowest end of the scale in terms of acceptable performance. Modern eCommerce businesses should expect at least 99.5%

A Guide to eCommerce Pick and Pack Services

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Pick and pack services are at the core of the eCommerce order fulfillment process. Breaking down the service: a warehouse associate ‘picks’ an order out of inventory and then brings it to a station where the order is ‘packed’ and a shipping label is affixed. Sounds simple, right?

How to Achieve 2-day Fulfillment for eCommerce Orders

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With the post-Covid rise in online shopping, e-retailers are battling for the minds and wallets of a larger-than-ever market. Chief among the weapons these combatants are using are claims of fast shipping, typically 2-day fulfillment or less from order to delivery.

Having It Your Way with Custom Packaging Fulfillment

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Your eCommerce customers may not have the intended experience without a custom packaging fulfillment solution. To drive repeat business in online retail, it helps to have a bit of a “wow factor” during the customer unboxing experience.

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.

Is Your 3PL Doing All It Can to Reduce Warehouse Turnover?

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Labor represents the single largest cost for a fulfillment operation. That cost can quickly get out of control if your logistics partner fails to take steps to reduce warehouse turnover. Consider that it may cost up to $10,000 to replace a single warehouse associate.

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New eBook Asks: “Do You Need to Fix Fulfillment?”

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As a leader within your online business, it’s your job to drive growth. More customers. More orders. More sales and market momentum.

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Advantages of Chicago Fulfillment Companies

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It’s often referred to as Second City. But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.

Omnichannel Fulfillment Services: Key to Success

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Industry buzzwords come and go, but one phrase that has stuck – and is pushing shippers to rethink their fulfillment strategies – is “omnichannel.”

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.