A recent benchmark study by Retail Systems Research found that 46 percent of retailers are planning changes when it comes to distributed order management this year. The importance of having the right inventory at the right place in order meet fulfillment needs is not a new one. What is behind this sudden spike in interest, … Read moreUsing Distributed Order Management to Keep Up with Amazon
Amazon now has a foot firmly in the air cargo space as its Prime Air planes take to the sky. The firm has leased 40 jets for its new cargo service, which was ostensibly put in place to help meet the delivery demand over the holiday period. Records show that its planes are flying almost … Read moreAmazon’s Prime Air Takes to the Sky
As online purchases reach new heights, an ecommerce boom is well and truly underway. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that online sales rose by an estimated 15.1 percent year-on-year between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016. Online sales totaled $86.3 billion, making up 11.1 percent of overall retail sales, which is a record-breaking ecommerce penetration … Read moreHow Can Logistics Stay On Top Of The Ecommerce Boom?
Many companies that ship and handle their freight in-house eventually reach a point where they start to consider ways to make the process more cost-efficient and effective. Businesses started outsourcing shipping and handling in droves following the 2008 recession in order to help get their items out in a more efficient way. As the market … Read moreHow Do 3PLs Benefit Businesses?