Using Advanced Order Fulfillment Metrics to Improve Operations

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 13, 2021

Every hour counts in eCommerce orders, making it essential to leverage order fulfillment metrics to streamline the fulfillment process. Order fulfillment service providers typically leverage a broad range of technologies that allow them to gather various data. Analyzing this data allows a fulfillment partner to identify problems and trends that may impact cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Topics: Warehouse KPI

Guidelines on Pick and Pack Fulfillment Productivity Standards

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 17, 2021

Fast-paced warehouse functions such as pick and pack fulfillment need clear standards to ensure the job gets done in the best possible way. Therefore, any efficient fulfillment operation will establish productivity standards that span the entire length of the operation, from the moment a trailer full of inventory hits the dock door until the individual item gets shipped to the end customer. These productivity standards

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations

VIDEO: What is the key to fulfillment warehouse quality management?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 13, 2021

Fulfillment warehouse quality management programs have good intentions, but often fail in execution. Why is that?

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations

eCommerce Companies: Are You Tracking the Right Fulfillment Metrics?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 17, 2021

Your online store is pulling in a ton of sales. Great!

But are you getting your orders where they need to go quickly, accurately and cost-effectively?

Is your fulfillment program enhancing or dragging down customer satisfaction and company profitability?

Topics: Warehouse KPI

Tips for Managing Performance Metrics for Order Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on January 26, 2021

In today’s hotly competitive eCommerce environment, it’s easy to assume that more is always better.

But that’s not necessarily true for eCommerce fulfillment KPIs, especially if you’ve just started working with a new 3PL or have added a fulfillment operation.

Topics: Warehouse KPI

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

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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

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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