Are drones really the future of delivery?

July 1, 2019

In today’s on-demand economy, consumers have come to expect rapid delivery times. Drone technology represents one way e-commerce businesses can accelerate delivery times. Unlike delivery trucks, drones can travel “as the crow flies” – skipping over traffic congestion and complicated navigation paths. According to The Walker Sands Future of Retail 2016 Study, 79% of US consumers said they would be “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to request drone delivery if their package could be delivered within an hour. What’s more, faster fulfilment times brought about by drones could result in lower shipping costs for the customers, meaning more sales and higher revenues for businesses.

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TOP ISSUES FACING 3PL'S AND COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSES

Infographic | January 6, 2020

Power consumption: Energy cost have increased 33% over the past decade. Consumption rose from 5.25 c/KWH to over 7.01 c/KWH this accounting for nearly 15 percent of the facilities operating cost. Next to energy, labor costs are the second largest concern for a 3PL warehouse. The demand for skilled labor is at an all time high with manufactures, repack operators and other warehouses and retailers all competing for the same worker.

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SHIPPING SOLUTIONS FOR ECOMMERCE

Infographic | January 31, 2020

Choosing your packaging: When choosing what material to use for your products, it's important to consider the following: Packaging size packaging weight. Packaging durability: Will it maintain its integrity in bad weather. Origin country 2 product fragility product shape. Eco-friendly packaging options.

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How to Manage Your Supply Chain

Infographic | December 11, 2019

Effective produce software integrates seamlessly with your shopfloor systems to offer complete product movement visibility from farm to fork. Here's how streamlined operations should look throughout the supply chain process. Fenn Label/Package Record harvest Print PTI dates and compliant locations for GSI and GTIN each item barcodes

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Keys to change management in supply management

Infographic | March 9, 2020

Both internal and external factors have accelerated change in supply chains, and as a result, many supply chain organizations are undergoing a digital transformation. 83% of supply chain organizations have technology environments that are evolving to meet customer and business needs. With transformation comes additional employee responsibilities and changes to how they work. Organizations must manage change carefully to ensure it is embraced at all levels.

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THE DIGITAL LINK TO SUPPLY CHAIN

Infographic | January 3, 2020

Digital technologies drive efficiency of supply chain operations. Digital collaboration enables Zara to design, produce and deliver new apparel to stores in 14 days compared to 9 months for competition. Digital Technologies 11 Ensure Data Consistency Electron, Data Interchange platform helped Levi Strauss & Co. to reduce manual tracking and tracing of inbound shipments by 98%.

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The shipping & receiving process

Infographic | December 12, 2019

Within the supply chain process, there is a much smaller piece of the puzzle that is arguably the most critical component in maintaining accurate inventory: The Shipping and Receiving Logistics Process. Inventory is not Initially rec.. and reported accurately during these processes

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AmSan, America’s leading supplier of janitorial and cleaning products, is the only jan-san distributor that provides national coverage to institutional customers. AmSan delivers a world-class customer experience through detailed product training, robust e-commerce capabilities, and comprehensive facility assessment programs that maximize customer productivity and reduce overall supply costs. With its 300 expert field sales consultants, AmSan has the size and scale to offer national brand and exclusive brand products a local focus, and customized solutions.

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