E-Commerce & Retail Fulfillment

04/08/2021 -
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TURN YOUR BIGGEST HEADACHES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

E-commerce and consumer preferences have reshaped the retail landscape. To stay relevant, you must adjust or face extinction.

FULFILLMENT EXPECTATIONS

Same-day delivery is becoming an expectation. To beat the competition and keep costs down, speed and agility are imperative. 

How are you going to enhance productivity to meet demands?

  • Use advanced technologies and processes to put away and retrieve pallets faster
  • Increase picking rates with solutions engineered for high throughput applications  

REVERSE LOGISTICS

Approximately 33% of online orders are sent back as returns, 23% resulting from a mispick.

How can you improve first time accuracy?

  • Provide workers with ergonomic solutions designed to increase comfort and focus
  • Deploy pick assist systems increase picking accuracy
  • Accelerate accuracy and returns processing with automated storage and retrieval systems that integrate with inventory management system

SKU PROLIFERATION

Customers continue to demand new options, resulting in serious SKU challenges.

How can you take charge of the invasion?

  • Use variable height picking processes to increase SKU capacity
  • Place slower-moving SKUs above faster-moving ones for efficient access to frequently picked items
  • Add case flow lanes to pick lines to accommodate more SKUs

SPACE CONSTRAINTS

Escalating SKU counts are forcing the need for more space, a costly capital expense.

Want to optimize your footprint?

  • Go vertical, and take advantage of unused cubic space
  • Use narrow aisles to achieve greater overall space utilization
  • Deploy advanced inventory management systems to increase capacity of existing space

LABOR RETENTION

Trying to fill open positions with qualified labor is tough.

How can you retain talent and reduce turnover?

  • Redirect workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic solutions
  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to operation
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior