January 25, 2016

Up and down the East Coast last week, businesses were busy preparing for the arrival of winter storm Jonas. Readying shovels and plows, we all watched the weather forecasts closely and prepared to do some digging.

It’s a familiar feeling here at Capacity. Around the same time last year, we had to handle Octavia, followed by the ominously-named (and eventually underwhelming) Thor.

Over the years, we’ve learned to listen less to the flamboyant names and more to one simple mantra that sees us through: Capacity keeps working, even when the weather doesn’t! Continue reading Capacity Works When the Weather Doesn’t

January 21, 2016

What changes should you make to improve your operation in the next twelve months?

A change of year is also a popular time to shake things up at your organization. From internal processes to external service providers, highlighting what’s performing well and areas for improvement is important to set the stage for a successful year.

With that in mind, this might be the right time for you to change fulfillment provider, or outsource those activities if you expect significant growth in 2016. Continue reading How to Change Fulfillment Provider (Without Sacrificing Service!)

January 14, 2016

If you’re anything like the Capacity team, you probably rack up a lot of travel miles in the last month or two of the year.

Between business travel to visit clients and heading home to family for the holidays, it adds up to a plenty of time in transit, on the land and in the skies. It’s exciting and stressful in the same breath, not unlike the fulfillment business!

That being said, there are certain little creature comforts that help along the way.  Continue reading Capacity Client Adds a Little Luxury to Air Travel

January 12, 2016

It was a busy year for everyone involved in order fulfillment, with December inevitably one of the most active months on the calendar.

With a record start to the shopping season and the increasingly complex requirements of getting goods in the hands of customers, immediate order fulfillment was the name of the game. Even if professionals in our industry had one eye on the anticipated supply chain challenges of 2016, making good on the business of 2015  was the primary focus.

If you missed any industry news in the rush of last month,  here’s your quick catch up.

Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: December 2015

January 6, 2016

As we move into a New Year, you’re inevitably thinking about the challenges your business is likely to face in the next twelve months. You have a plan in place for the major strategic issues you expect to see, but have you faced up to the fulfillment challenges that 2016 will bring?

To build a firm foundation for the year ahead, here are four important order fulfillment challenges worth considering in January. Continue reading 4 Fulfillment Challenges You Can’t Overlook in 2016