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.
Demand on distribution centers and warehouses are greater than ever, and promises of more reshoring around the country indicate the strain will only grow tighter. Rather than building new facilities, consider using these tips to optimize your existing facility to achieve higher thruput.
1. Analyze Current Processes.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is by Carl Turner. Carl is a freelance business writer who loves to share his knowledge of the entrepreneurial world. Today, Carl writes about his 5 tips for success Warehouse and Distribution center management.
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is by Tom Reddon of National Forklift Exchange. In this blog, Tom shares with us 4 Life hacks for promoting teamwork and improving operations
4 Hacks to Improve Your Warehouse Operations
Working in the warehouse can be a harsh and demanding job. At times, many warehouse operations may seem to be painstaking and extraordinarily difficult.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 3 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the New Distribution System and where the industry is headed.
The New Distribution System
Technologies such as RFID tags are already being rolled out and used wherever their application can save money.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Jake Rheude with Red Stag Fulfillment. In part 1 of the 3-part series, Jake discusses the current state and potential issues that arise with your current distribution system.
Every economic system has segments that produce products and consumers who need them. Between these segments is the distribution system.
Distribution companies are going to have some of the biggest impacts from mobile commerce. These effects will change standard processes, and some companies may not make it through the mobile revolution. However, distributors that take the time to learn what changes will be likely will be better prepared to become the leading supply chain partners of tomorrow.
E-commerce is both the greatest opportunity and most difficult challenge you will ever face as a distributor. There is more information in e-commerce distribution than you could possibly realize, and the potential for growth of your business is exponential. However, e-commerce can be scary and unforgiving.
Modern distribution technology has significantly changed how suppliers get their products to end-users, and consumers are driving changes in how Distributors use technology to better their business processes.
Analytics has been a buzzword in recent years. Everyone seems to be clamoring to get on the big data and analytics train. Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments.