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Which Portable Power System is Right for You?

If the workers in your warehouse are still running back and forth between the floor and a central location between tasks, this is highly inefficient. A warehouse can significantly boost every aspect of its operations by implementing mobile powered carts. These carts require a portable power system. In some cases, you may also want a standalone mobile power system without a cart. What are portable power systems, and how do you choose the right one for your needs?

Topics: Mobile Power Portable Power Battery PowerSwap Nucleus Warehouse Efficiency

Understanding Return Management Software for eCommerce

If you’re an eCommerce retailer or warehouse owner, you’re in the business of getting online purchases into the hands of customers. But this also means that part of your business involves dealing with items that come back, with online return rates as high as 30%.

Topics: ECommerce Warehouse Efficiency Reverse Logistics

Optimizing eCommerce Fulfillment: How to Make Your Fulfillment Operations Even Stronger

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has given online shopping an unprecedented boost, how products get to consumers and delivery time have taken on increasing importance. Unfortunately, logistics providers have suffered from their own setbacks thanks to supply chain, labor, and other challenges over the past several years.

Topics: Shipping Speed ECommerce Warehouse Efficiency

Essential Steps for Setting Up Your eCommerce Warehouse

For anyone setting up an eCommerce business, having efficient and effective logistics is critical. An eCommerce warehouse is a vital part of this back end of your operations, which takes in shipments from suppliers, holds inventory, and sends products out to customers.

Topics: Shipping Speed ECommerce Warehouse Efficiency

Reverse Logistics and the Circular Economy: What You Need to Know

Dumping items in a landfill is no longer a sustainable business model or something that consumers are willing to accept. Billions of pounds of usable products and materials find their way into landfills annually, and some items are causing irreparable harm to the environment. Now that online shopping has become so popular, returns are also on the rise. This presents eCommerce businesses with a problem as well as an opportunity to address reverse logistics in a circular economy.

Topics: Green Manufacturing ECommerce Reverse Logistics

5 Tips for Improving Warehouse Efficiency

It’s easy enough to assume that your warehouse is efficient when your shelves are stocked and customers get their products on time. But how many organizations can claim 100% success with those items? Even so, you’d be amazed at how some adjustments to your strategy can make an impact on your business’s bottom line.

Topics: Process Improvement Warehouse Efficiency Reverse Logistics

eCommerce Fulfillment Trends to Consider in 2022

With retail eCommerce revenue projected to exceed $1.3 trillion by 2025, eCommerce fulfillment operations have been struggling to keep up with higher than estimated growth. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled more online shopping, illustrating for many consumers the benefits of being able to order items online with a few simple clicks.

Topics: Shipping Speed ECommerce Planning

How Holiday Returns Can Actually Help Your Supply Chain and Business

Even with a continuing global pandemic, 2021 turned out to be an excellent year for many retailers. The National Retail Foundation reports that holiday sales hit a record $886.7 billion in 2021, a 14.1% jump from the prior year.

 

Despite rising inflation, labor shortages, supply chain issues, and the new omicron variant, consumers continued to spend money at record rates and businesses delivered. But many consumers are also returning items post-holiday, which poses challenges for many businesses. When approached correctly, here is how holiday returns can actually benefit your supply chain and business.

Topics: Supply Chain Warehouse Efficiency Reverse Logistics

The High Cost of Reverse Logistics - And What You Can Do About It

Without sound reverse logistics management, your business might be harboring hidden costs and many uncertainties that threaten long-term success. Every business has to deal with returns. But treating them as an afterthought is not the best approach. Here is what you need to know about the high cost of reverse logistics and how your business can better maximize its results.

Topics: 3PL Cost Reduction Reverse Logistics

5 Supply Chain Tools That Deliver a Competitive Advantage

Today’s businesses face unprecedented challenges. In addition to meeting the rising demands of consumers, the specialized requirements of complex products, and a lingering public health crisis, there are ongoing strains placed on the supply chain. To respond to these challenges, companies are looking for ways to leverage various solutions along the supply chain to drive automation, collect data, reduce costs, and create efficiencies.

 

Topics: Supply Chain IoT 3D Printing Automation