Sun, fun, and logistics. That’s what people – well, at least logisticians – think about at the mere mention of California. And it makes sense that logistics pros love the Golden State. It has a booming supply chain with three of the busiest ports in the US (the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland) and an economy that, if it were counted as a separate country, is the fifth largest in the world.
Topics: Top Fulfillment Locations
It’s time for some truth telling about these top 3PL fulfillment companies lists you see around the internet. For the most part, they’re bogus. Just about all of them.
We say that even though we’ve landed on some ourselves.
Topics: Fulfillment Outsourcing
The do-it-yourself approach works for many things in the business world, but fulfillment of sales and marketing materials isn’t one of them.
If you want to find an eCommerce fulfillment partner that prioritizes great 3PL customer service, look for the box marked “Vice President of Client Success.” Then make sure the upward line goes direct to the CEO. If the chart indicates that customer service reports to operations, make a beeline for the door.
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.
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. If your business is under pressure from customers to improve the speed of order fulfillment, you may need to change your fulfillment model.
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.
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. To help prevent this from happening to you, here are questions you might want to consider tossing into your 3PL fulfillment RFP – or into the follow-up conversations you’ll
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.
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.