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High-volume Order Fulfillment Blog

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

FIFO – First In First Out Warehousing

First in first out (FIFO) warehousing means exactly what it sounds like. It’s an inventory control method in which the first items to come into the warehouse are the first items to leave. Similar to the service industry concept of “first come, first served”, the FIFO method focuses on products, not people.

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Warehouse Cross Docking

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 turnover.

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Warehouse Wastes

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.

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Warehouse Safety

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 lean supply chain that isn’t […]

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B2B vs. B2C

Your Company’s Guide to B2B & B2C & DTC Fulfillment 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 has a huge opportunity […]

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Negotiating Shipping Rates

Why do so many savvy business owners spend a fortune on shipping? Because they don’t rate shop. If you’re a business owner, you’ve likely spent plenty of time negotiating with suppliers and optimizing your operations to reduce labor costs. But when was the last time you took a hard look at your shipping rates? Do […]

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Safety Stock

Safety Stock 101: How to Find Right Safety Stock Formula 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. Consider this: an unexpected delay on a shipment of car parts can cost […]

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Customers Reviews

How To Ask Customers For Reviews Not every visit to your website leads to a purchase. Your analytics are proof of that. Converting visitors to customers remains one of the largest pain points among growing eCommerce retailers, next to generating targeted traffic.

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