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Cubic Storage Model: The New Industry Standard

High-tech warehousing has a new way to calculate space and pricing: the cubic storage model. This warehousing model uses a daily calculation of the cubic feet taken up by every item in the warehouse. ECommerce fulfillment companies can use this […]

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Pallet price spikes mirror larger logistics concerns

It’s time to take a break from worrying about dock delays, unavailable containers, and driver shortages, and instead, worry about how those same problems are impacting the pallets you need to move goods. It seems 2021 isn’t done with us […]

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The Benefits of Leveraging Regional Carriers

The pandemic’s impact, especially in Q4, showed significant cracks in the supply chain foundation, and regional carriers may be the best protection from now on. That take comes from our experience in 2020 and the work we did to ensure […]

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Does Your Fulfillment Lack Data-Driven Insights?

Supply chains and eCommerce companies have a wealth of information about every aspect of their business, and turning to data-driven insights can help you leverage it for great success. That’s a significant promise, but it can be hard to understand […]

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5 Ways to Improve Inventory Management

One of the best ways to increase the profits from your eCommerce business in 2021 is to improve your inventory management. Even if you think you’ve got a good system for inventory management, a few tweaks could take your process […]

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The Mis-Pick Effect: Threats Persist in 2021

Mis-picks can easily cost eCommerce companies hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, if not millions. Nearly a decade ago, an Intermec and Pcdata survey found that each mis-pick costs a company $22, and other data estimated total annual losses […]

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Lead Time: Your Complete Guide

Online shoppers have come to expect the instant gratification of next-day delivery. Consumers’ willingness to wait to receive their orders has dwindled significantly in the past half-decade. If your eCommerce fulfillment process takes too long, you’ll lose sales. One of […]

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Supply Chain Management: Your Complete Guide

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a career choice that is exploding due to ongoing demands in the fulfillment and logistics space. From COVID-19 increasing eCommerce sales to most supply chains going global, the industry needs more professionals like you. Georgetown […]

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The Future of Distribution

The eCommerce distribution system is never static, as new technologies cause fundamental changes in how distribution works. Societal disruptions, like those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, can also lead to changes in the way producers and supply chain managers handle […]