Archive for the ‘Warehouses’ Category

Micro Fulfillment Centers

Micro Fulfillment Centers With so many online sales as of the past few years, many companies have started looking into more warehouse options, including the recent development of micro fulfillment centers. These locations can be tempting because they’re presented as a way to help companies generate more sales and improve customer support, but there are […]

What is contract warehousing?

What is contract warehousing? Contract warehousing is an arrangement in which a partner warehouse agrees to receive, store and ship goods for a client. The contract usually dictates the terms of service and length of the agreement. The time-frame can vary from months to years and the fee structure can be fixed cost, costs-plus or […]

How to make your fulfilment process more efficient

How to make your fulfilment process more efficient You might not even be aware of this, but your order management process might be costing you a lot of sales. Just think about it for a second. A payment error, a delivery issue, or even a missed order from time to time can leave your customers […]

How to manage inventory over this holiday season

With the holiday season right around the corner, if you haven’t yet prepared for the ramp-up in business, now is the time. With COVID-19 having disrupted many lives, it’s fair to say that a lot of people are looking to this holiday period with a great deal of anticipation. Some companies usually do up to […]

Inventory reduction strategies for slow-moving stock

Inventory reduction strategies for slow-moving stock One of the worst nightmares of any online seller, excess and slow-moving stock can prove to be a huge headache. Not only does this mean valuable space in your warehouse is unavailable, but it can mess up your cash flow, and attempting to sell it can divert your attention […]

Managing your warehouse during the outbreak

You probably have one or more warehouses to run, but with the new coronavirus outbreak, what do you do? How do you manage your workers? The basics The most important thing to do is listen to your workers. Ask them what they need. Be sure to provide them with all the essential items and protection […]

How to Maximize Warehouse Space Utilization

How to Maximize Warehouse Space Utilization Business is booming, you’re getting a lot of sales, inventory moves quickly, but you’re running out of space in warehouse. What should you do next? As previously discussed, the best way to fix this issue would be to rent/get another warehouse. But that can be too expensive sometimes, or […]

Demand Forecasting

Demand forecasting plays a critical role in every business when it comes to inventory management. It has one simple objective: to ensure you hold the correct amount of stock to maximize sales potential and profit. What is demand forecasting? Demand forecasting is the result of an analysis to determine what demand a certain item will […]

Mistakes to avoid when replenishing inventory

A common definition for inventory replenishment is “filling again by supplying what has been used up”- or in other words, inventory replenishment refers to the process of inventory movement from reserve warehouses to primary storage – then onto picking locations. Stock replenishment can often be used for both ready to use commodities and raw materials […]