Despite being the most important, last-mile delivery can be the most inefficient leg of the supply chain.
We've summarized 5 top strategies for overcoming last-mile problems in this video.
Labour is one of the biggest overhead costs in warehouse and distribution operations. Yet, most warehouses cannot operate without a host of floor staff such as packers and pickers. In the world of ever shrinking delivery windows and ever growing customer expectations, effective warehouse and DC labour management is paramount. To remain profitable, businesses are trying to achieve the highest level of productivity with the lowest headcount possible.
The growth of Craft Brewing can only be called phenomenal.
It has been fuelled by the passion of the brewers and the loyalty of their customers… And beards!
Whether it’s selling your branded merchandise online, simplifying the ordering process for your distributors, extending your fan club memberships, managing special releases and events, or automating inventory or asset management, your growing brewing business will benefit from automation.
The ability to meet customers’ needs all year long is crucial to a business’ success. However, purchasing inventory is a constant risk that companies undertake, as seasonal demands fluctuate and play havoc with stock levels.
In order to prepare for that, a business must carefully and effectively manage its inventory levels observing seasonal variations to avoid storing unnecessary items as well as running out of popular ones, especially if they’re promising next-day or same-day delivery!
In-store order fulfillment presents a great opportunity for retailers. Implemented successfully, in-store fulfillment enables retailers to decrease shipping costs, boost gross margins, increase supply chain efficiencies and more.
However, retailers are not optimised for ‘warehouse-like’ efficiency. They are designed to provide an excellent customer experience for walk-in shoppers.
Today’s customers demand flexibility and excellent customer service across every channel, whether you are purely brick-and-mortar or e-commerce. But increasing customer demand means increased complexity. Complexity for retailers with unique omnichannel operational challenges.
However, many retailers still haven’t implemented the basics such as store pickup, cross channel inventory visibility, and store fulfillment. There is a disconnect between what consumers want and the omni-channel capabilities that retailers are willing to offer.