Are you at 98% OTIF for Walmart deliveries?

By GEODIS on Sep 15, 2020 10:40:58 AM

Walmart+ and increases in OTIF

Walmart recently announced Walmart+, a new subscription-based
program that offers unlimited free delivery. The program competes directly with Amazon Prime, giving members access to in-store prices and same-day delivery on more than 160,000 items. Review the infographic below and let us know if you'd like to continue the discussion!

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CPSC Chooses GEODIS

By GEODIS on Sep 3, 2020 2:02:24 PM

By most counts there are hundreds of customs brokers in the US - but only one who was selected by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to test new messaging and that would be GEODIS. For several months now, the GEODIS Customs Brokerage Product team and Customs Brokerage Operations have been testing enhanced messaging and visibility to CPSC cargo actions. CPSC reached out to GEODIS and asked if we would work with them and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they test enhanced messaging. We are excited to see the benefits this partnership could bring to the industry.

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Why You Should Use a 3PL for Your Capacity Solutions

By GEODIS on Apr 16, 2020 10:03:33 AM

You’ve just launched a new product, you’re having your seasonal promotion, or for an unseen reason, you see an influx in demand. Whatever the reason, you need capacity - and you need it fast. 

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What is Retailer Consolidation and Why is it Important?

By GEODIS on Jul 11, 2019 10:29:23 AM

In today’s world, consumers expect a wide variety of selection when they walk into a big-box retail store. They want to see their favorite brands and they expect them to be in stock any time they walk through the doors. As a result, brands have had to adapt their supply chains to meet these increasing demands. 

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The Rise of Robotics in Logistics

By GEODIS on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

With e-commerce sales expected to top $4 trillion by 2021 brands and 3PLs (third-party logistics providers) have steep customer expectations to meet.

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Top Challenges Retailers Face

By GEODIS on Apr 15, 2019 9:42:02 AM

Retailers live in a world of high demands and customer expectations. In order for brands to stay relevant in the market place, they need to constantly evolve and adapt to the challenges they face. The e-commerce boom and rise of the “digital generation present its own set of unique challenges. Here are the top challenges retailers face.   

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5 Benefits to Outsourcing Your Fulfillment

By GEODIS on Mar 4, 2019 11:28:02 AM

Running a business can feel like far more than a full-time job. Not only do you have to provide your customers with appealing and useful products, but you also must purchase, market, and deliver them, all while providing excellent customer service, performing daily operations, and working to grow your business.

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5 Key Learnings from 2018 Peak Season

By GEODIS on Jan 30, 2019 2:54:45 PM

The 2018 holiday season was one for the record books. According to Mastercard Spending Pulse, brick-and-mortar spending increased 5% over 2017 reaching $850 billion in sales. Online shopping grew 19.1 percent over 2017 with Adobe Analytics reporting that US shoppers spent a whopping $110.5 billion between November 1 and December 19.

Topics: Peak Retail
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3 Last-Minute Tips for Ecommerce Peak

By GEODIS on Nov 28, 2018 11:26:19 AM

The 2018 holiday ecommerce peak is expected to be a big one. Holiday ecommerce sales this year (in November and December) are expected to rise 14.8% over last year to reach $124.1 billion, according to a forecast from Adobe. Nearly one dollar of every six spent on retail purchases will take place online this year.

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6 Keys to Warehouse Inventory Success

By GEODIS on Nov 12, 2018 2:20:04 PM

The demand for lightning-quick fulfillment, coupled with a myriad of small-order additions, has led to a complex operating environment. Shipping issues are the second-most widely reported reason for consumer dissatisfaction when shopping online—caused primarily by lost packages and/or late deliveries.

Any one of the various moving supply chain parts can be responsible for shipping delays. For instance, inventory discrepancies at warehouses might be the reason for a slow shipment. If a consumer places an online order for an item that actually isn't in stock (despite what the website says), the warehouse cannot fulfill the order in a timely manner.

By following a few basic warehouse inventory management best practices, you can streamline your order fulfillment process to successfully meet your key performance indicators (KPIs).

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