Better Warehouse Labor Planning Requires Better Forecasting

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on November 10, 2020

In this past election, voters were faced with two very contrasting alternatives. Decisions on peak season fulfillment center staffing are similarly distinct: you have two very different alternatives to choose between.

On the one hand you have the Don’t Get Caught Short-Handed camp, which presumes any understaffing during peak season leads to inexcusable fulfillment bottlenecks and delays.

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations

Is It Possible to Achieve Perfect Order Fulfillment? (In a Word, Yes)

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 14, 2020

If you could use only one KPI to guide your fulfillment operations, what would you choose – and why? 

Here at Amware, we don’t even have to think twice, because we’ve recently begun using and sharing a metric that’s about as close to perfect as you can get.   

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 4, 2019


When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants. But what happens when you try to benchmark your order fulfillment services against something a bit more realistic – namely companies that have order volumes and budgets more in line with yours? 

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 13, 2019


If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: 

“You can't always get what you want.  But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 25, 2019

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Complete this sentence:  We’re going to need a bigger ______.

Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.” 

If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Top Fulfillment Locations, Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Is It Time To Tidy Up Your Fulfillment Strategy?

Posted by Scott Guilmette on March 5, 2019

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Earlier this year, Netflix introduced a popular but polarizing new show.  Entitled Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, it follows various families as they systematically cull through their possessions, all spurred by the cleaning guru’s famous advice to keep only what “sparks joy.”

Whether you love or hate the catchphrase, you have to admit that Kondo has a point, because we’re all guilty of hanging onto things for too long – and

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 21, 2019

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When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers' satisfaction in its hands.  Yet, it's shocking how many Etailers have no well-developed program for measuring 3PL fulfillment performance or who use their KPIs in name only. 

That’s what this article is all about. 

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Services