Discover the essential keys to building a highly efficient and effective parcel sortation system in our comprehensive blog. Learn how to optimize sorting accuracy, handle various package profiles, and streamline your logistics operations for enhanced productivity and customer satisfaction.
Seasonal demand affects numerous industries, presenting both opportunities and challenges for businesses. During peak seasons, ecommerce fulfillment companies experience a surge in sales volume and order processing. With the increasing popularity of online shopping, these periods of peak demand are becoming more frequent and intense. Preparing for peak seasons is critical for ecommerce fulfillment companies to maintain customer satisfaction. If handled effectively, peak seasons are a great opportunity for growth.
As consumers continue to increase their online shopping habits, some going so far as to prefer it to retail shopping, it’s becoming more important than ever to have efficient shipping processes in place. Unfortunately, manual shipping processes lead to common shipping errors and increased costs due to human errors.
In today’s competitive environment, it’s important to evaluate operating costs and find new and innovative ways to optimize operating expenses without sacrificing productivity. Some of the leading expenses for warehouses include the cost of manual labor, consumables/packaging, and carrier shipping charges. Of these three, manual labor is the leading ROI driver for operators who are considering automation equipment.
Not having automated sortation typically leaves you with two options: 1) limit shipments to a single carrier (which prevents the need for sortation) or 2) invest in many people resources to take care of manual sortation.
Compliance labeling is the process of ensuring that a product label meets all pertinent requirements. More specifically it is a label for a product which complies with the standards set for within an industry. There are many different organizations that oversee these regulations. (FDA, EPA, etc.)
An eyeglass fulfillment operation was struggling to get its’ daily orders out to 500+ stores throughout the US and Canada on time. Several full-time employees fulfilling the manifesting could not keep up which in part resulted in many manual errors. On typical days, the backlog wrapped back 80 feet to the packing area thus making the whole operation less efficient.