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

  
  
  
How to Find the Best KPI for Every Retail Distribution Center

We’re always talking with our clients about ways to improve their operations. For example, we’re often asked how to reduce the number of returns or the best ways to manage inventory. Regardless of where improvements are needed, the insight we gain and the recommendations we make are rooted in data. And that data almost always comes from KPI’s.  

Streamline Your Supply Chain by Consolidating Distribution Centers

  
  
  
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The only constant in life – and in the logistics industry – is change. Maybe you’ve released a new product, or are discontinuing a current one. Maybe you’re merging with another company. Regardless of your unique situation, changes in the ecommerce industry and your business can alter your capacity and impact your logistics.  

7 Tips to Reducing Your Return Rate for Ecommerce

  
  
  
7 Tips to Reducing Your Return Rate for Ecommerce

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.

Why Distribution in the Midwest is a Smart Business Decision

  
  
  
Why Distribution in the Midwest is a Smart Business Decision

Since we’re located in the heart of Indiana, I admit that we’re a little biased when we talk about the logistics industry in the Midwest. But when you take a critical look at the industry, such as in this infographic, distributing from the Midwest is a good business decision for many retailers.

Is automation the secret to better retail inventory reconciliation?

  
  
  
Is automation the secret to better retail inventory reconciliation

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.

10 Retail Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends for 2015

  
  
  
10 Retail Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends for 2015

Retailers, we’re entering uncharted territory in ecommerce fulfillment. Consumers today have higher expectations for their customer experience than ever, and it’s up to you to meet them. How can you stay ahead of the curve and keep your customers happy? 

How to Calculate Dim Weight

  
  
  
How to Calculate Dim Weight

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.

Ecommerce Fulfillment Spotlight: Experience Music Project Museum Shop

  
  
  
MKM Spotlight

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.

3 Surefire Signs It’s Time to Start Looking for 3PL Logistics

  
  
  
3 Surefire Signs It is Time to Start Looking for 3PL Logistics

Most companies start out managing their own logistics, but when should you start thinking about outsourcing responsibilities such as warehouse management, fulfillment or distribution?

Helpful Tips to Introduce Your Company in an RFP

  
  
  
Helpful Tips to Introduce Your Company in an RFP

Just like any good job interview, an RFP is a two-way communication. It’s just as important to share the right information as it is to ask the right questions! Give a good first impression by painting a clear and honest picture about what your company is today, what you want to become, and who is the ideal 3PL (third-party logistics) partner for the challenges you face.

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