The increasing demand for omnichannel retail experiences is driving many companies to scale fulfillment operations quickly, stressing the entire supply chain. In many cases, this can create a big mess when the necessary physical and software infrastructure required to scale properly isn’t in place.
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 […]
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 […]
Last-mile delivery services make up the critical final connection between distribution centers and your clients’ front doors. Thanks to the increasing demand for e-commerce fulfillment with ever tighter delivery deadlines, there’s been a tidal wave of demand for last-mile delivery. This includes both small packages and oversized products, such as furniture and appliances, which are […]
E-commerce, globalization, and the digital age have made technology an integrated part of the shipping industry. The interconnected world makes continuous international movement of goods now common practice; this in turn makes transloading a necessity and a standard of the 21st century global marketplace.
With globalization in full swing, transloading has become the industry standard solution – offering unparalleled efficiency, smooth and cost-effective order fulfillment. But even for many logistics managers, understanding exactly what is a transloader and why they are essential to maintaining operations can be a challenge.
According to Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President of Clarkson Research, global shipping has a major problem that needs to be addressed. According to Stopford, the industry has become entangled in an ultra-competitive, old-fashioned mindset that keeps shipping technology stuck in the past. The solution? Getting with the times and integrating automation into across the industry.
It’s not exactly been smooth sailing for the global shipping industry of late. But there are rays of light in this cloudy period and there is ample cause for optimism moving forward. One of the largest reasons for maintaining a bright outlook comes from a recent review that shows the shipping industry saw losses decline […]
In an effort to shore up the struggling global shipping economy, several of the major international shipping and logistics players are forming strategic alliances with one another. The Wall Street Journal announced recently that Chinese container operators China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO) and China Shipping Group Co. have recently merged and are currently in the […]
Concerns about sustainability are exerting a growing influence on a growing number of industries. From winemaking to space travel, finding ways to conduct operations in an eco-friendly manner is becoming an integral part of how companies do business in the 21st Century. Add to that the increasing pressure of laws, treaties and regulations, and it’s easy […]