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Purchase Order Management – Maintaining Consistency
Inventory and purchase order management are critical aspects of managing any business that sells physical goods, and that holds true whether you are managing a national business or a local brick-and-mortar shop serving a more focused audience of consumers. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle of managing your day-to-day operations, it is […]
Ecommerce Warehousing: Types, Fundamentals, and Best Practices
Ecommerce Warehousing Although eCommerce dates back to 1969, it’s come a long way since the CompuServe launch. eCommerce sales now account for 14.1% of total sales in the US—and at the global scale, that number rises to 19.7%. Advancements in technology have made it easier both for consumers and business owners. Consumers can order just […]
A Complete Guide to Effective Cross Docking
What is cross docking? Cross docking (CD) is a logistics technique in which inbound materials are immediately transferred to outbound vehicles without needing storage or handling in a warehouse. The goal of cross docking is to streamline the distribution process and reduce lead times by eliminating the need for intermediate storage and handling. In CD, […]
6 Pain-Killing Tips to Streamline Inventory Control in 2023
Picture this: On top of your main products, you’ve just launched a new line. With the added SKUs, individually tracking each item is trickier, but your warehouse is big enough to handle the extra inventory. And your eCommerce store processes orders and collects data automatically, so you’ll always have a pulse on what’s selling and […]
5 Signs You Need a Warehouse Management System
The supply chain disruptions of the early 2020s are driving investments in more effective supply chain management systems. Analysts point to growing eCommerce and the need for greater transparency as primary reasons for the transition from paper, spreadsheets, and legacy on-premise systems to cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and other supply chain management tools. KBV […]
The Ultimate Guide to Reverse Logistics
Getting items to your customers might be a walk in the park, but what about getting them back? Most supply chains are designed to work in one direction: getting products out the warehouse door and into the hands of customers. However, in the age of ‘buy now, return later’ and changing customer expectations — the reverse […]
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