7 strategies to implement today to ensure supply chain success
The economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged supply chain leaders to re-think their supply chain and company-wide strategies. These days, organizations shift their focus from cost and market share to risk management, efficiency, and proactive tactics.
Emerging Technologies From 2020 to use in 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a new level of uncertainties in the global supply chain. Naturally, the future is always uncertain. But never has the supply chain industry witnessed the level of unease it faces today.
Preparing for 2021 Shipping Demands
As the year draws to an end, the pandemic's ripples have businesses scrambling to meet the holiday shopping season's intense demands. 2020 has been incredibly challenging for business owners of all shapes and sizes.
How to Handle holiday shipping issues
With the coming holidays and fast-rising customer demands, many more issues may arise. However, holiday shipping has always been a challenge for e-commerce and retail brands. In normal periods, brands had to ship lots of holiday orders in a very short time-frame.
Holiday Retail Success
IAs the holiday season draws near, it's quite clear this year; holiday retail sales will differ from the past. Over the past few months, we have seen growth in online shopping in a way that the retail industry has never seen before. Reports from IBM discovered that the pandemic has accelerated growth in online shopping by five years or more.
2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
In order to prepare for the incoming spike in deliveries we have put together a list of holiday shipping deadlines from the 3 major carriers (USPS, FedEx, UPS) to help you communicate with your customers and seamlessly streamline your shipping operations with clear expectations. Communicating with your customers is absolutely critical to your business.
Peak Season Surcharges
As we move into the peak holiday season, parcel shipping services will be in high demand, especially because more consumers are shopping online. Already the pandemic is causing untold mishaps in shipping and delivery. Still, the new wave of peak surcharges from major carriers are also creating tons of issues on ecommerce brands and retailers.
The New Normal of Delivery
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world's population under restrictions. Companies everywhere are implementing measures to safeguard their employees while ensuring business continuity. Still, they must also deal with rapidly shifting consumer behavior.
What are fulfillment centers
When fulfilling your customer's needs, "fulfillment center" and "warehousing" may seem the same. No doubt, both involve large buildings holding inventory for businesses selling products. However, they are entirely different in terms of their operations, services, and use-cases.
Justifying the Costs
Your business needs cost-effective strategies to survive the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for the future. While manufacturing is one area severely impacted by the pandemic, your firm must maintain a highly-efficient delivery service without increasing delivery costs.
Delivery and fulfillment
Not long ago, your customers were content with making their orders online and receiving their deliveries within weeks. Today’s customers feel more valuable and are rapidly reinventing the supply chain. They now demand fast, efficient, and responsive deliveries in a few days or hours. When those demands are not met, they are ready to move over to competitors, whether online or in-store.