Fulfillment Services for Health & Beauty Brands: Important Considerations

The beauty industry is a $532 billion sector of the economy that is experiencing rapid growth.  This growth is largely due in part to the rise of e-commerce and omni-channel sales with projections to reach $863 billion by 2024.  Such growth of B2C and B2B sales makes manufacturing supply chain management and order fulfillment more important than ever before. 

Choosing a Third Party Logistics Provider

Opting to outsource you warehousing and logistics needs can be a smart decision. Leveraging the resources and expertise of a third-party logistics company can be a significant strategic advantage. However, like with any major business decision, making the best choice is important. Here are a few things you need consider when choosing a third-party logistics partner.

Automotive Part Fulfillment: Reducing Errors and Costs While Increasing Profits

The most labor and cost intensive action in your distribution center is order fulfillment, specifically manual fulfillment.  According to Martin Murray’s “Order Picking in the warehouse”, the cost of order picking can be as much as 55% of a warehouse’s total operating cost.  Furthermore, manual fulfillment can consume 65% of an employee’s time.  Understanding the impact this has on your bottom line can lead to making some new investments and changes to relieve the costs that go into these tasks. 

Footwear Warehousing: 5 Facts About Improving Efficiency

For 83% of warehouse managers’ their top priority is to lower operations costs. This is not unusual when you consider the massive shift occurring from brick & mortar retail to e-commerce.  The footwear industry is a prime example.  No longer is going to the mall for a pair of shoes a consumer’s first choice.  Many consumers now prefer shopping from the comfort of their home or the convenience of a mobile device.