Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Red Stag Fulfillment who show us how an Order Fulfillment Solution can help reduce risk.
Want to lose customers and sink your business into the ground? All you must do is make late deliveries with busted boxes, and the wrong products. It couldn’t be simpler. Of course, you probably want your business to thrive.
In modern order fulfillment, the demand for an order management system is unparalleled. Prior to the rise of e-commerce, orders were handled through faxes and direct mail. However, the growth of e-commerce and Big Box retailers required systems that could streamline the entire process, getting more orders processed with fewer delays.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Hines is the creative/editorial director at Fronetics, a boutique digital and content marketing firm focused on supply chain and logistics.
These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds.
I used to think that podcasts were a hip form of new media that millennials used to further their iPhone addictions.
There is no easy way to say it; single-channel retail is dead.
Customers want the flexibility of shopping online, over the phone, via apps, social media and in-person. The transition between each of these channels should be seamless, and all channels should work together to create a single, continuing experience to customers.
Imagine a world where automation comes together with technology to deliver products without human intervention. An order is placed by a consumer. 3D printers pickup the details and print the finished product. It’s then picked by robots from the shelves, packaged and placed into a self-driving truck.
An enterprise order management system (EOMS) is essential to maximizing efficiency and productivity in modern supply chains. There are many benefits of EOMS to omnichannel supply chains as well, and you need to know how they could be leveraged to improve your organization’s operations.
Benefits of EOMS Includes Improved Inventory Oversight.
In supply chains, omnichannel solutions are often used interchangeably with multichannel solutions. On the surface, both forms of supply chain operations seek to provide multiple sales channels to consumers. However, understanding the elements of omnichannel vs. multichannel supply chain is essential to maximizing profit margins in a tightening economy.
Content marketing is a form of inbound marketing in which vendors publish digital content to attract customers who are searching for products and services like theirs. If done right, it is highly effective in growing brand awareness, generating and converting leads, and driving sales and repeat business. Think content marketing isn’t for supply chain and logistics businesses? Guess again.