Warehousing & Storage


The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics Retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion.

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Oct 2020

The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics Retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion.

Growing e-commerce sales are driving up U.S. e‐commerce logistics costs with a 19.9% CAGR expected through 2020, according to a new report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc.: Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon. Adjusted retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion, according to the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department...

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Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

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Jul 2020

Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

Consumers have steadily been shifting to a more customized shopping experience in recent years. This shift went into overdrive as effects of the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, and traditional shopping methods were cut off. Society’s sudden move to a shelter-in-place and work-from-home environment dramatically affected buying behaviors, and, in the process, expectations increased on companies responding to demand. Organizations equipped with an agile,...

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4 Tips for Managing Your Ecommerce Orders for Multichannel Marketplaces

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Jul 2020

4 Tips for Managing Your Ecommerce Orders for Multichannel Marketplaces

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Alexa Lemzy from TextMagic who gives us 4 helpful tips for managing your ecommerce orders for multichannel marketplaces. Online sales are an increasingly important part of any business, with the global online marketplace estimated to include 2.14 billion customers by 2021. For many organizations, taking advantage of this growing market means selling on a multichannel marketplace. Selling your product across multiple channels makes managing your ecommerce...

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Helping the Supply Chain Rebound from COVID-19 (In a study by the World Economic Forum, supply chain executives identify strategies and processes to adapt to the pandemic.)

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May 2020

Helping the Supply Chain Rebound from COVID-19 (In a study by the World Economic Forum, supply chain executives identify strategies and processes to adapt to the pandemic.)

In the wake of COVID-19, how can companies increase the resilience in their supply systems? What are forever changes that companies need to adapt to, to ensure long-term success? The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Kearney, asked  C-level executives from different industry sectors how they are responding to the  COVID-19 crisis. The result of those interviews is a white paper entitled “ How to rebound stronger...

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Contactless Delivery

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May 2020

Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations. Processing paper documents is time consuming and labor intensive; it also contributes to the data quality problem that continues to plague many companies.  Exchanging paper documents is also becoming a problem in the battle against COVID-19. Here’s...

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7 Technologies Which Are Key To High-Performing Logistics

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May 2020

7 Technologies Which Are Key To High-Performing Logistics

The logistics landscape is changing for the better, but it’s hard to keep up with the trends and embrace a whole range of advanced technologies. Logistics companies now need to be more flexible than ever because their clients demand flawless services and timely delivery. This is particularly important for decision-makers and SDC executives who have to bring data-driven decisions and create highly accurate long-term forecasts. Needless to say,...

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Top Warehouse KPIs to Succeed in 2020

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Apr 2020

Top Warehouse KPIs to Succeed in 2020

Key performance indicators (KPIs) provide an invaluable way to judge the efficacy of operations, determine opportunities for improvement, improve customer experiences, and better manage supply chain functions, including warehouse management. Supply chain leaders that wish to remain proactive to risks of disruption and improve operations through 2020 and beyond need to understand the top warehouse KPIs and how they can mean the difference between success and failure. This...

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Managing Christmas peak compliance – What Logistics Managers need to know!

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Dec 2019

Managing Christmas peak compliance – What Logistics Managers need to know!

As we draw nearer to the tail end of 2019, distribution centres throughout the country are gearing up for what promises to be a busy festive season. However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely delivery and customer service, presents a unique challenge to the industry. In this article, I outline how logistics suppliers can organise and implement a robust strategy to ensure...

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MAKING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN GREEN DOESN’T HAVE TO COST YOU GREEN

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Sep 2019

MAKING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN GREEN DOESN’T HAVE TO COST YOU GREEN

The transportation industry has a notoriously significant impact on the environment. Conventional vehicles and trucks release large quantities of greenhouse gas emissions, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide, all of which are harmful to the environment and those inhabiting it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, freight trucks contribute the second highest amount of pollutants into the atmosphere. Fortunately, there are changes that can be made throughout the supply chain...

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Aug 2019

Facts start with data – but where to find them?

In farm policy, numbers float the pre-reform debate as salmon floats upstream lakes in late autumn. What to make of these numbers though? Often, they are reproductions of old figures, sometimes taken out of context, and occasionally used to argue for the opposite causality than the one underlying them. Yet numbers are essential in understanding the big picture, interpreting the bigger trends and analysing the...

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