When Choosing 3PL Warehouse KPIs, More Isn’t Always Better

April 4, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

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. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment

KPIs for Warehouse Fulfillment Operations

March 6, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment

Shipping Large Items:  Five DOs And DON’Ts Of Heavy Goods Fulfillment

December 5, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

The Grinch didn’t realize it at the time, but when he uttered the famous words “It came without packages, boxes or bags,” he was summing up the heavy goods industry’s most notable supply chain challenge – economically shipping large items.

The online buying revolution is not limited to items that neatly fit inside a parcel delivery box. Even the most “industrial” of businesses are shifting their marketing and fulfillment

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Parcel Transportation

Custom Packaging Logistics: The Customer Is Always Right (Part 2)

May 31, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

In Part one of this two-part custom packaging logistics series, we looked at some of the findings from a recent study performed by Shorr Packaging Corp.  That survey-based study examined customer expectations when it comes to packaging. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

Packaging Logistics: The Customer Is Always Right (Part 1)

May 23, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

In our recent blog post, we took a look at eCommerce Packaging and the factors, trends, and customer expectations that influence packaging decisions. This week, we’re going to dive deeper into those customer expectations and their impact on packaging logistics.   

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

Custom Packaging: An Opportunity to "Wow" Your Customers

May 16, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

Custom packaging.  It may not seem like a major concern in comparison to other items on your logistics plate, but it warrants your attention now more than ever.  Because, when it comes to e-Commerce fulfillment, your little packages can have a huge impact on your customers’ impression of your company as well, as your bottom line. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

Start-up Focuses On Logistics Planning

April 6, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

We recently returned from the launch of a very cool new eCommerce offering – aBundle. The company offers supplies to B&Bs, vacation rentals and anyone who houses guests and needs to supply linens, personal care items and just about anything else.  Their tagline: “Prep your place.” 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

Anticipating All Possible Logistics Costs

March 28, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

In a recent post, we tackled the uncomfortable necessity of saying “no” in a 3PL eCommerce fulfillment partnership.   In this post, we’re going to double down and get even more uncomfortable; we’re going to talk about money.  Specifically, we’re going to discuss the importance of identifying and anticipating all logistics costs ahead of time when entering a relationship with a third-party logistics company (3PL). 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

Amware Adds Chief Problem Solver

February 21, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

Scott Guilmette has joined the Amware team as Vice President of Business Development. And, while “business development” typically means “sales guy,” Scott comes to Amware with a strong background in the operations side of fulfillment.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

If Your Warehouse Volumes Fluctuate, Buy a Belt

February 14, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

For those of us whose weight fluctuates, clothing is very unforgiving.  The pants that fit perfectly in the Fall are now just a little too tight after a holiday season of eating and binge-watching football on the couch.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics

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