4 Benefits Of Post-Purchase Platforms

Posted by Jason Tindley on 22-Oct-2019 16:37:28


Call it what you will; after sales service, customer relations, or post-purchase marketing. Research shows that using automated post-purchase platforms (PPP), you have a 60/70% chance of converting a satisfied existing customer, and just a 5/20% chance of converting a new customer. Although all research points to large gains for retailers and brands, what are the benefits for a 3PL carrier who embraces post-purchase platforms in partnership with the suppliers?

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Automation

6 Ways To Increase Storage Space In The Warehouse

Posted by Jason Tindley on 06-Mar-2019 12:00:39

Available space inevitably gets used up under normal operating conditions. It’s almost a law of nature, just like Parkinson’s Law (work expands to fill the available time). Opportunistic bulk discount purchases, overstocking, old stock or just inefficiency eats up costly space. Suddenly you cannot add new lines that consumers are demanding. Your stock represents too much capital. Business is constrained by your warehouse capacity but expanding to an additional facility may not be feasible at this point. The only option is to increase storage space by better utilisation of what you have available. Where do you start?

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Space, Warehouse Automation

6 Benefits Of Supply Chain Management To Retailers

Posted by Jason Tindley on 27-Feb-2019 10:06:01

 

The fact that Amazon was considering drones as a delivery channel highlights how important that giant considers retail supply chain management to be. That particular innovation focused on only one aspect of the process – speed of delivery to customers (at as low a cost as possible). Optimising the supply chain is not just about reducing costs. It also enhances competitiveness by making your proposition more attractive and winning market share. In the fiercely competitive retail and eCommerce space, winning often equates to faster and cheaper delivery. How well those costs are absorbed into product pricing depends on smart and proactive supply chain management.

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Management System, Supply Chain Strategy

5 Incredible Warehouse Logistics Improvement Ideas That You Have To Try

Posted by Jason Tindley on 06-Dec-2018 11:07:00

As a logistics or warehouse manager, you appreciate that you have an expensive but critical facility at your command. Is there scope for improvement? Have you considered every avenue of exploration to realise even greater efficiencies, productivity and cost savings?

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Topics: Warehouse Management, Warehouse Management System

3 Ways Logistics Consultants Can Help You Today

Posted by Jason Tindley on 16-Aug-2018 16:06:07

The value of logistics consultants is in the knowledge and breadth of experience they bring to your operation. Typically, in-house logistics managers know their own industry, supply chain and logistics operation down to the finest level of detail, which is a vital necessity.

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Topics: Warehouse Management

5 Key Features Of E-commerce Warehouse Management Systems

Posted by Jason Tindley on 27-Feb-2018 14:21:51

Every business is different and has unique requirements, constraints and operating conditions. However, any SME E-commerce enterprise undertaking their own fulfilment will have a storage and picking and packing facility and a distribution network – a warehouse and a fleet of trucks (or a 3PL).

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Topics: Warehouse Management

5 Warehouse Management Tips To Improve Productivity

Posted by Jason Tindley on 18-Jul-2017 14:46:24

Warehouse processes have a habit of growing over time. New procedures, layouts and technologies are implemented to handle particular processes or in response to specific problems and tend to remain in place – often long after they have served their purpose. The long-term effect of this is a gradual loss of productivity as duplication and physical warehouse processes take up a growing proportion of your team’s time. When this happens, a new way of measuring and analysing your warehouse performance is called for.

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Topics: Warehouse Management

What To Include In A Warehouse & Logistics Improvement Plan

Posted by Jason Tindley on 30-Jun-2017 10:13:00

Your warehouse is the hub of your supply chain and arguably it’s most important part, but it does not exist in isolation. No strategy to improve your warehouse will succeed without simultaneously looking at how it fits in with other elements of your logistics operation.

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Topics: Warehouse Management

4 Warehouse KPI Examples To Monitor & Report On

Posted by Jason Tindley on 23-Jun-2017 14:20:00

A typical warehouse includes dozens of individual processes, each of which is associated with a cost. Planning for warehouse improvement involves exploring the fine details and quantifying each process, then linking it with a KPI. Monitoring the following KPIs gives you accurate insight into your strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for change, allowing you to implement an effective improvement strategy.

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Topics: Warehouse Management

4 Warehouse & Logistics Improvement Ideas

Posted by Jason Tindley on 01-Jun-2017 16:26:00

There are several reasons why you might seek to improve your warehouse operation. Changes may be triggered by external factors, such as new legislation, different products or evolving business objectives. Or they may be prompted by a review of your warehouse and logistics processes, whether in order to diversify your services, accommodate new customers or reduce your operating costs.

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Topics: Warehouse Management

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