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.
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:
- Freight volumes are expanding across the board due to the strong U.S. economy.
- A nationwide driver shortage leaves fewer drivers on the road overall.
- 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.
In today’s fast-paced