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Logistics for Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Organizations with Specialized Requirements

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Companies with specialized requirements, such as pharmaceuticals manufacturers, have traditionally been hesitant to outsource distribution. But as technology improves, many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are better suited to serve companies with specialized logistics requirements.

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Topics: 3PL, logistics, RFP, transportation

Ecommerce Dropshipping: Exploring the Benefits and Drawbacks

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jun 05, 2015 @ 10:58 AM
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Topics: shipping, inventory management, dropshipping

How to Find the Best KPI’s for Every Retail Distribution Center

Posted by Kenny English on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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Topics: retail distribution, returns processing, e-commerce costs, inventory management, transportation

Streamline Your Supply Chain by Consolidating Distribution Centers

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:52 AM
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Topics: 3PL, logistics, supply chain, supply chain improvements, distribution

7 Tips to Reducing Your Return Rate for Ecommerce

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Product returns are one of the biggest contributing factors to loss. If too much product ends up back on your shelves, it can mean that your customers aren’t happy with their interactions with your company or your products. And too many returns create overwhelmed warehouse operations, in addition to losing potential profits.

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Topics: returns, returns processing, ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce, e-commerce

Why Distribution in the Midwest is a Smart Business Decision

Posted by Kenny English on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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Topics: logistics, retail distribution, distribution, retail logistics, logistics costs

Is automation the secret to better retail inventory reconciliation?

Posted by Kenny English on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

It might not be the most glamorous, but meticulously tracking your inventory is one of the most crucial aspects of warehouse management. There’s a lot to keep track of and a myriad of ways you can get it done.

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Topics: inventory management, staffing, warehouse

10 Retail Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends for 2015

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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Topics: omnichannel, ecommerce fulfillment, ecommerce, e-commerce, dim weight

How to Calculate Dim Weight

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Feb 09, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

At the beginning of 2015, UPS and FedEx shifted their billable weight rules to account for the dimensional weight of all ground shipments. Here’s the original statement from FedEx on the matter.

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Topics: shipping, shipping optimization, dim weight

Ecommerce Fulfillment Spotlight: Experience Music Project Museum Shop

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

We’re excited to put the MKM spotlight on one of our new ecommerce fulfillment clients, the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum Shop. The EMP Museum Shop has a great ecommerce site offering niche pop culture gifts for geeks and rock ‘n’ roll fans alike: think Nirvana, Star Wars, and Doctor Who. Online consumer orders from the EMP Museum Store ship directly from MKM ecommerce fulfillment centers.

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Topics: ecommerce fulfillment, e-commerce, warehouse