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High-volume Order Fulfillment Blog

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

3PL Automation for Overcoming Labor Shortages

The third party logistics (3PL) industry may be entering its most challenging era yet. In addition to heightened competition among 3PL providers and surging ecommerce sales, 3PLs are facing industry-wide labor shortages and high rates of employee turnover. According to TotalRetail, warehouse working conditions, low wages, and record-low unemployment rates (3.4%) are all contributing to […]

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Simplifying Multi-Carrier Shipping With WMS Software

Just as technologies evolve to support the needs of modern fulfillment operations, the logistics industry is also changing with each technological advancement. Take shipping, for example. It was once considered a common practice to partner with one carrier for all outgoing orders. Now, thanks to the robust integration and automation capabilities of modern warehouse management […]

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Best Practices in Perpetual Inventory Management

Perpetual inventory management has come to replace periodic inventory management methods due to its ability to streamline modern ecommerce operations and improve fulfillment accuracy. In fact, many industry experts agree that perpetual inventory systems are the only way to effectively keep up with the complex logistics of today’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) world. Since ecommerce operations cannot […]

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How Warehouses Can Help Combat DTC Package Theft

When it comes to direct-to-consumer (DTC) operations, package theft, also known as “porch piracy,” has become a major problem for today’s ecommerce consumers and fulfillment operations. According to safety and security data organizations like SafeWise, incident rates of package theft cost Americans $19.5 billion in 2022 alone. That’s 260 million instances of porch piracy last […]

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How Often to Conduct a Warehouse Risk Assessment

When it comes to modern order fulfillment, risk management is a critical component to achieving successful warehouse operations and dependable supply chains. Unfortunately, many fulfillment providers underestimate the importance of conducting regular risk assessments and do not perform them as frequently as they should. Since warehouses and distribution centers are complex, living environments, they come […]

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