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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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4 Ways to Improve Your Labor Costs

By GEODIS on Oct 26, 2018 9:40:17 AM

Distribution center managers often feel like they're caught between two inevitable forces: rising demand for fast, accurate order fulfillment, and a shrinking labor pool that makes it harder to find employees to do the work.

As any distribution center manager can attest, finding, keeping, and getting the most from your workers can be a serious challenge. Here are four labor management strategies to help you improve your labor costs.

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10 Benefits of Yard Management Systems - Just Ask Bargain Hunt

By GEODIS on Oct 12, 2018 11:14:45 AM

Better supervision, streamlined workflows, and reduced costs are just a few of the benefits of yard management systems.

It’s no surprise that technology far surpasses the effectiveness of clipboards and paper logbooks when it comes to running a yard. But just how necessary are yard management systems (YMS) to an efficient supply chain in today’s market?

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6 Ways to Make Your FMCG's Move Faster

By Jessica Himmelreich on Oct 12, 2018 8:58:56 AM

We’ve all been there. We’re down to the last roll of toilet paper or only have one remaining laundry detergent pod left. That’s why fulfilling those customer orders as fast as possible is more important than ever. In the FMCG world, orders placed today were actually needed yesterday. Here are six ways your warehousing solution can focus on getting those FMGCs to move even faster.

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What it Means to Become a "Shipper of Choice"

By Doug Frank on Oct 11, 2018 4:31:28 PM

In the first half of 2018, a convergence of forces is disrupting the complex ecosystem of manufacturers, carriers, and third-party logistics (3PL) partners that comprise the U.S. shipping and logistics industry:

  1. Freight volumes are expanding across the board due to the strong U.S. economy.
  2. A nationwide driver shortage leaves fewer drivers on the road overall.
  3. Electronic logging device (ELD) policies implemented in late 2017 mean drivers are on the roads less hours than they used to be.

As a result, there’s more freight to ship and fewer people — operating under more strictly regulated hours — to move it where it needs to go.

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4 Benefits of Robots in Your Warehouse

By Natalie Walkley on Oct 8, 2018 2:45:56 PM

In today’s fast-paced e-commerce environment, many supply chain executives face a growing logistics challenge—meeting the demands of direct-to-consumer expectations. Fueled by online shopping, shorter product life cycles and the ongoing influence of the Amazon effect, distribution centers are finding it increasingly difficult to handle large volumes of single-piece orders via traditional picking methods. Furthermore, expedited delivery times continue to require efficiencies in the supply chain—driving operational executives to seek autonomous solutions for order fulfillment.

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