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Supply Chain Optimization Blog

Practical tips to improve your supply chain operations.


An Intro to Cross-Docking: Is It Right For My Business?

You can use cross-docking to reduce warehouse waste and free up capital tied in inventory management. How does that happen? Cross-docking allows you to keep less inventory in your warehouse, and to experience faster inventory turns. Read more →

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The Business Owner’s Guide to Improving Inventory Accuracy

How much does poor inventory accuracy cost? According to the latest research, 53% of all non grocery markdowns are a result from bad inventory decisions. 50% of US retail decision makers cite inventory misjudgments as their primary barrier to ... Read more →

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9 Ways to Reduce Packaging Costs and Increase Profit

There’s a saying that, "The packaging sells the product the first time, but what’s inside sells the product a second time.” Read more →

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The Top 7 Warehouse Wastes and How to Eliminate Them

Analysts expect the global warehouse industry to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 6%  over the next four years. As consumer expectations around fulfillment rise, we will need more and more warehouses to meet them. Read more →

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The Warehouse Owner’s Guide to Warehouse Safety

25% of all workplace injury claims are due to slips and falls. Each year, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 95 million lost work days due to these claims. Prioritizing safety isn’t just nice for your employees. It’s critical to operating a ... Read more →

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Your Company’s Guide to B2B, DTC, & B2C Business Models

In 2018, consumers spent over $517 billion online with U.S. companies. Each year, ecommerce takes a larger bite out of traditional retail sales as consumer demand for online shopping and convenient delivery grows stronger. As a result, your company ... Read more →

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The Ultimate Guide to Negotiating Shipping Rates

According to benchmarking studies, shipping is typically a company's highest fulfillment related expense. Every year, rates go up as carriers cover the cost of more last-mile deliveries for the e-commerce industry. With goliaths like Amazon ... Read more →

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WMS vs ERP: Key Differences and Which is Right for You

Choosing the right software solution to streamline and manage your warehouse is crucial. A warehouse cannot function without the right management system, but selecting the best option  for your business can be an intimidating process. Read more →

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Safety Stock 101: What You Need to Know in 2019

A strategic supply chain management system is vital to the success of any product based operation. It can lead to increased customer satisfaction, reduced operational costs, and steady cash flow for your business. Read more →

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4 Ways Data is Changing the Ecommerce Customer Experience

Creating the ideal customer experience has never been easier for online retailers. Through the use of retail inventory analytics, there are many  opportunities for you to increase sales and customer loyalty. Read more →

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