In our last blog, we brought you Part 1 of a conversation with Amware’s Rob Hartley about why subscription service fulfillment isn’t for the faint of heart. This time, our Q&A discussion will focus on why the right 3PL can make a world of difference – and what kinds of outsourcing best practices can make the transition to that subscription fulfillment company as easy and efficient as possible.
In our most recent blog, we addressed the importance of keeping it simple when establishing fulfillment KPIs.
This week we’d like to share another secret that’s just as important: Keeping it real.
If your company used just a few KPIs to measure your 3PL warehouse performance, which would you choose – and why?
It’s a hugely important question, because when it comes to setting these criteria, many companies are guilty of metrics overkill.
Here’s an irony for you. eCommerce companies will invest huge amounts of time crafting performance metrics for fulfillment operations, but spend very little time actively monitoring and managing these key performance indicators (KPIs).
When it comes to running a robust metrics program for eCommerce fulfillment, there’s a right way and a wrong way. In our latest free eBook, we cover 10 tips for setting objectives and
The jury is in on third party logistics outsourcing. It works, and more and more companies are leveraging 3PLs to drive time and costs out of their logistics and fulfillment operations.
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In today’s information-rich, data-driven transportation and fulfillment environment, it pays to share key data points with your third-party logistics provider (3PL), even if it means giving up some information that your company normally holds close to the vest. To really succeed in 3PL fulfillment, you must be transparent with your provider.
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The market has been tested. The focus groups are done. Your logos, packages, and labels have all been selected. The products are being manufactured and will be ready to ship in a month.
If logistics isn’t your company’s core business, you’re running out of space for storing and packing products, you don’t have the staff needed to fulfill orders, and/or you’d rather devote resources to doing what you’re best at, then your firm would definitely benefit from outsourcing its fulfillment operations.
All eCommerce and direct selling companies want to minimize fulfillment mistakes – those mis-picks and inventory gaffes that drive customers nuts and eat away at profits.
But for those companies that outsource fulfillment services, we find that far more dollars are lost through mismanagement of the fulfillment outsourcing process than through tactical, day-to-day errors.
In most cases, the missteps fallunder into one of