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With all the hype and talk about same-day omnichannel and ecommerce order fulfillment and delivery, a recent UPS and corCom survey showed that 50% of online customers will select longer delivery times in order to get free shipping. Four out of five online consumers named free shipping as a top decision maker influencing who they purchase from. Likewise, 88% of the ominichannel and ecommerce customers surveyed read the fine print about returns on a retailer's website and 52% of online
Posted in Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Order Fulfillment, Systems Integration, Warehouse
I can't tell you how many times I have walked into a warehouse and heard the magic words, "I'm out of space." What they are really saying is “I’m out of locations” – they just don’t see it from that aspect. Since the nature of humans (especially those who work in warehouses) is to fill all empty space ... space mysteriously disappears.
There are a number of strategies you can follow to generate or reclaim space. The obvious one is to build or to find and move into more space. As a
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The country's slow but steady economic growth forecast is a window of opportunity that offers companies the time to develop and execute plans to improve efficiencies. Improving efficiency allows organizations to not only prosper, but to improve customer satisfaction levels by providing the optimum customer experience. Today, that means offering same day or next day delivery, free shipping, hassle free returns and always “in stock” inventory.
Posted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Distribution and Order Picking, Manufacturing, Warehouse
OK, is it still cheaper to manufacture goods in China and other areas around the world? Yes, but if you factor in some of the intangibles and trends manufacturing in the USA might make far better business sense!
A recent survey of 200 executives of large USA manufacturers, conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, found 21% were currently relocating production back to the USA, or currently planning to move in the next two years. In addition, 33% said
Posted in Automated Material Handling Equipment, Automation News and Trends, Systems Integration, Warehouse
Being competitive in today’s evolving order picking environment whether you require an ecommerce multichannel order fulfillment system, a manufacturer doing kitting, a warehouse doing order picking or a retail store chain doing distribution to your stores, gaining an edge with a high efficiency, lower cost fast ROI material handling and integrated systems is imperative. Today competitiveness is backing up good research and development with reductions in the cost of doing business. The two