High-volume Order Fulfillment Blog

Cutting-edge industry trends and practical tips to make fulfillment excellence a competitive advantage.

Warehouse Labor Planning

Warehouse Labor Planning – A Spreadsheet Template In this article, I will explain a simple excel template for warehouse labor planning. I will use a sample warehouse of a small retailer. Usually, the bottleneck in a retail warehouse is the picking or packing process. So, it will be better to focus on picking and packing […]

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Putaway

The Beginner’s Guide to Directed Putaway Algorithms Directed putaway algorithms introduce efficiency to a notoriously inefficient, and often-overlooked, warehouse process. When goods arrive, workers transport them to shelves so when an order comes in the right goods can be easily located and shipped off. Where exactly a good winds up when it enters a warehouse […]

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E-commerce Warehouses

Why Every Second Is Crucial in Ecommerce Warehouses Have you ever thought about how long it takes to pick, pack, and ship an item? When you’re working out how to manage your eCommerce warehouse, every second matters. The time it takes for a picker to scan the location, scan an item, and then enter its […]

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Product SKU Master Data Template

A Product SKU Master Data Template for Better Inventory Management In order to implement an WMS Software , there are two types of master data that you need to put together: the Product SKU Master Data and the Warehouse Location Master Data. In this post, I’ll discuss what a Product SKU Master Data and walk you through […]

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Picking List

Picking List Guide: What You Need to Know (Free Picking List Template) As you expand your warehouses, your warehouse operations costs will rise. Among all your warehouse operations costs, labor accounts for 60-70%. Order picking accounts for more than 50% of those labor costs. Almost 70-80% of a warehouse employee’s time is spent on picking, […]

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Cosmetics Warehousing

In 2017, the cosmetics industry grew by an estimated 5% globally. Not to mention, there’s plenty of room for smaller cosmetics companies to make a splash. Just look at Fenty Beauty’s explosion onto the market. Today’s consumer is more demanding and savvy than ever. Thanks to social media and influencer marketing, trends can change in […]

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Barcode

5 Reasons Why You Need to be Using SKU Barcodes Using SKU barcodes to help manage your e-commerce business might seem like an unnecessary step. After all, keeping track of your inventory hasn’t been too difficult so far, and there haven’t been any problems yet, right?

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Inventory Accuracy

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 full-price sales.

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