Supply chain management (SCM) is a very important part of any organization as it deals with the effective management of supply chain activities to ensure and maximize customer value and achieve a competitive advantage. Companies who use strategic SCM are able to function at their best capacity to provide and distribute their products and materials efficiently.
Kitting services can provide many benefits to manufacturing companies looking to streamline their warehousing processes. By outsourcing to a third-party logistics (3PL) company, you will be able to see these many benefits. Kitting services work hand in hand with storage, production, packaging, and delivery, but before outlining the advantages, here’s what you need to know about kitting services. Continue reading
Using a subscription box fulfillment service can provide businesses with many benefits if done correctly. Managing all the moving parts of this system is often too great a task for small to medium-sized businesses to manage; that is why outsourcing to a subscription box fulfillment service in the East Coast will be a huge asset to you. Here are some of the qualities that make these outsourced companies so important. Continue reading
When outsourcing your apparel fulfillment services, there are some important things to consider. A good order and apparel fulfillment service company should have a solid warehouse and inventory management system, reliable return and exchange processing, a variety of shipping options, effective packaging solutions, and more. Here are some important things to consider before outsourcing your apparel fulfillment services on the East Coast. Continue reading
Understanding what items are in your warehouse and knowing which items are going in or out of your facility can help you prevent fraud, speed up fulfillment, and lower costs. Balancing your accounts, providing financial reporting, and assessing current assets are all important roles in your supply chain that require good management of inventory. Manually tackling this job is not the most efficient way. There are numerous delays and errors that can occur when a human has to take on these multiple tasks.
Setting up an automated inventory management system for your warehousing operations can help you make smarter and more effective decisions as a business operator. Inventory control allows you to have a greater insight into your stock and a real-time update of your goods. Here are some additional benefits of an automated inventory management system. Continue reading
Logistics is the overseeing of both the inward and outward flow of goods from the manufacturing point to the end user or point of use. The movement of these goods is known as transportation. While some use these terms interchangeably, they are two very unique aspects of the supply chain. Here’s what you need to know about logistics vs. transportation. Continue reading
Order fulfillment plays a pivotal role in customer satisfaction—if the warehouse duties such as packing and shipping are not at top standard, you could be turning away customers. Also, if your online store has issues with inventory counts or unreasonably high shipping costs, you may see an increase in cart abandonment. The majority of these order fulfillment issues can be resolved through a partnership with a reliable third-party logistics company. Here are some ways a good order fulfillment team can improve your customer satisfaction. Continue reading
Without proper inventory management, a warehouse can be a place where products are loose, disorganized, and take up a lot of space. By properly organizing the warehouse through the use of rack labeling, employees and managers will have an easier time not only finding products but managing their shipping and receiving as well. Here are some reasons why warehouse rack-labeling systems are crucial to the success of warehouse management. Continue reading
Inventory management can be a daunting task as it requires procuring, transporting, warehousing, and shipping on a daily basis. Managing inventory on your own can be difficult, especially if resources and time are not always available. On the bright side, web store management does not have to be such a burden. You can improve efficiency by working with a third-party logistics (3PL) partner. The following tips will help you manage your web store; they are also areas in which a 3PL team can help you. Continue reading
Logistics and supply chain management trends in 2017 are more focused on technology than ever before. Companies that offer logistic services are under more pressure due to globalization and customers who have the power to dictate to suppliers. Supply chains in every sector and niche are being innovative with their strategies by incorporating technology to meet these demands and stay above the competition. Here are several ways supply chain trends are changing in 2017. Continue reading