Logistics and fulfillment startups – who, traditionally, have held an infrastructural disadvantage against legacy companies – are finding that their nimbleness and ability to fill gaps in the supply chain are making them a valuable asset in the contemporary marketplace. Similarly, freight forwarders, port-side warehousers, and other 3PL companies are experiencing explosive growth thanks to the new fulfillment pathways that ecommerce enables.Read More >
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Ship-from-store fulfillment is one of the principal ways brick-and-mortar stores are becoming more responsive to the demands of ecommerce. For big box retailers (who face increasing competition from giants like Amazon) ship-from-store fulfillment provides additional flexibility in online sales. However, shipping from retail stores also creates several complex challenges.Read More >
Ecommerce fulfillment has transformed customer expectations across all industries in recent years.
Having the lowest price or the best product no longer guarantees a retailer is going to be successful. Now, fulfillment plays a key aspect in customer decision making. The faster you ship — and the more visibility you offer customers about in-transit orders — the happier your customers will be.Read More >
Shippers who want to grow their fleet are in for a rude awakening when they go to order new trucks.
Currently, the backlog for big rig orders is longer than it’s been in more than a decade — with little indication that demand will slow or supply will increase anytime soon. As of this writing, most new orders will not be delivered for nearly a year.Read More >
The widespread digitization of logistics is fueling the search for more efficient ways to ship, pack, and process goods. Companies all along the supply chain are finding ways to use big data and advanced machine learning technology to streamline processes and automate difficult tasks.
Here are nine ways AI is revolutionizing logistics:Read More >
Why are companies being pushed to improve visibility along the supply chain? On some level, it comes from a desire to improve efficiency. Equally, though, pressure is coming from customers — both retailers and their end users — who want better information on the status of their shipments. They want to know the location of their package as near to real time as possible.Read More >
The growing popularity of online furniture selling presents a unique challenge for shipping and logistics pros all along the supply chain.Read More >
Technology has completely transformed shipping and logistics over the last quarter century.Read More >
For most companies, the dream of a supply chain that produces actionable data, driven by sensors and tracked with RFID and barcodes, remains just out of reach.Read More >
The shipping world is rife with complex job roles and dozens of acronyms. Often, supply chain companies hire help to take on jobs they can’t reasonably manage themselves.Read More >