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Automating Sustainability: How Smart Solutions Can Make Fulfillment Better for the Planet

New global economic realities are encouraging businesses to pursue more aggressive sustainability strategies. Until recently, sustainability has been linked to environmental goals for many companies and, as a result, has been treated as something like an add-on to corporate strategies. But choosing smart solutions for fulfillment can help businesses address many ongoing strategies and become more sustainable at the same time.

Topics: Supply Chain ECommerce Automation Sustainability

How Great Fulfillment is a Function of Great Customer Service

When it comes to running a thriving online business, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. While fulfillment might be low on the list, it should be one of your priorities because of how much it impacts the customer experience.

 

While customers give their loyalty to certain brands, businesses only build loyalty when they get the fundamentals right. Specifically, did your customer get the right product? Was it delivered on time? Was the shipment damaged?

Topics: Supply Chain ECommerce Customer Experience

The Best Part of Waking Up: The Supply Chain of Coffee

There’s nothing quite like that first sip of coffee in the morning. From cabinet to brewer to your favorite mug, it’s easy to achieve the perfect cup. But how did the coffee get from tree to truck to grocer? Here’s the intriguing supply chain journey of coffee.

Topics: Inventory Control Supply Chain

Are Responsible Supply Chains Also Sustainable?

Sustainability is defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Considering this, a supply chain is responsible if it is truly sustainable. However, reducing your impact on the environment does not ensure ethical responsibility in supply chain management.

Topics: Warehouse Management Supply Chain Sustainability

The Benefits of Communication for Your Warehouse Productivity

In the logistics industry, as is the case with just about everything else, good communication is vital to organizational success. If you run a warehouse, it can be challenging to keep track of all the moving pieces. Unfortunately, with warehouses spanning tens of thousands of square feet or more, traditional communication methods are no longer effective.

Topics: Warehouse Management Warehouse Tips Warehouse Efficiency

Different Types of Careers in Warehousing

Warehouses are vital for modern logistics and supply chain management. Without warehouses, businesses would have nowhere to store their goods before shipping. Warehouses each have their own methods of operating, and there are many different roles to fill. Here is a list of various types of careers in the warehouse industry.

Topics: Warehouse Management warehouse careers Warehouse Efficiency

Securing Packaging in a Whirlwind of Supply Chain Issues

Global supply chain operations rely heavily on the synchronicity of key participants to make sure demands are met as efficiently as possible. But product packaging is the one element that directly impacts each part of the logistical process, making it essential.

Topics: Supply Chain Packing Warehouse Efficiency

How Supply Chain Problems Are Impacting Sustainability Efforts

In recent years, the environmental impact of the supply chain has become an increasingly popular area of interest for businesses, regulators, scientists, and consumers. As climate change becomes a more significant concern, more companies are making commitments to switch to sustainable products.

Topics: Supply Chain Green Manufacturing

How to Tell if Your Workplace is Ergonomic

Every seven seconds, a worker becomes injured on the job in the United States. The cost of workplace injuries can be astronomical, with companies paying an average of $150,000 per injury.

Topics: Mobile Workstation Warehouse Efficiency warehouse safety

Using the Right Battery Technology for Your Mobile Workstations

Many of today’s businesses rely on mobile workstation carts as an efficient and cost-effective automation solution to improve productivity. These energy-efficient workstations on wheels streamline operations in warehouses, manufacturing plants, food service operations, and retail stores, where they allow employees to use technology right where they work, improving accuracy and productivity.

Topics: Power Swap Mobile Workstation Battery SLA battery life