Editor’s Note: Today’s is blog is from Nicole Lewis who shows us the steps for smarter logistics planning optimization.
In 2016, total e-commerce sales reached $394.9 billion, and initial findings suggest 2017 will surpass last year’s sales, reports Scott Stone. Thus, warehouse and distribution center management will face added pressures to do more this year with the same, if not fewer, resources.
Owning a tractor-trailer can be both rewarding and lucrative for truckload carriers, but, as with any vehicle, there is maintenance involved. Tractor-trailers don’t get called on to make ‘round the corner grocery runs — when these trucks hit the road, it’s for the long haul and through whatever conditions are in the way.
Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. But, modern businesses have grown to encompass an omnichannel sales opportunity. Customers can place orders online, by phone, in person and in nearly any other means desirable. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from Katie Cruze at considerdigital.com who give us the top 5 reasons why data quality is important.
Data, for most companies, is often collected for record-keeping purposes. Data is collected when an inspection is completed, an employee’s performance is reviewed, and maintenance is recorded, or even when a safety meeting is conducted.
Last month, President Trump’s office released his much-anticipated Buy American, Hire American executive order. The new order is meant to protect American jobs, by encouraging companies to buy and sell American-made products, and by reviewing the country’s H1-B visa program for highly-skilled workers.
As the number of products being sold has increased, the demand for superior warehouse control has grown. For your company, this means you need to make sure every space in your warehouse is maximized for efficiency and optimization. In fact, slotting optimization in warehouses can lead to the following benefits for your company.
1. Increased Picking Productivity With Slotting Optimization.
While President Trump has continuously emphasized free and fair trade, the logistics and supply chain industry is looking to the new administration with hope for fewer regulations and better opportunities in the market. For domestic companies, the new administration is seeking to renew international interest, making the U.S.
Changes to regulations or policy that may impact the transportation industry take time to flush out from each newly elected official or congressional session to the next. Any changes to regulations that were enacted by law cannot simply be undone with an executive order. In addition, history teaches trucking industry entities that promises of change do not always translate into actual changes.
The role of the customer experience in growing your business cannot be overstated. Amazon and other retail giants have managed to create unique, customer-focused supply chains, ensuring customers have real-time status updates and options in case of returns. Meanwhile, managing customer-focused supply chains can be complicated, eroding profit margins.