December 30, 2016
We cover a wide range of topics on this site and blog, from effective supply chain management and order fulfillment to e-commerce and employee satisfaction.
Inevitably, certain subjects bubble up to the top of our archives every year. 2016 is no exception and we like to take the final days of December to review what supply chain articles were most popular with our readers.
If you have a little time on your hands – unusual, we know! – or just want to catch up on some industry reading, this is the place to start.
Continue reading Our Most Popular Supply Chain Articles of 2016
December 23, 2016
This was a challenging year in our industry.
From January’s disruptive winter storms to Hanjin’s summer bankruptcy and the annual struggle to meet holiday delivery deadlines, not many months went by without significant upheaval. It’s enough to have fulfillment managers breathing a sign of relief as we head into a New Year.
Supply chain trends rarely adhere to the calendar, of course. Some of the advancements that we expected in 2016 took longer to develop, while others arrived more quickly than anticipated.
Anticipating what comes next is never easy, but that’s our job and we’re happy to give you the best insights we can as another year comes to a close. Continue reading 6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch For in 2017
December 22, 2016
How do you hold a holiday party for hundreds in a warehouse? With a little loving care and a whole lot of logistics!
Today the team at Capacity took a couple of hours away from the boxes… or, at least, away from packing them. The lunch gathering and gift-giving took place right here at our New Jersey fulfillment campus, and we’re happy to give you a glimpse inside the event below. Continue reading Capacity Brings Holiday Happiness to the Warehouse
December 14, 2016
The weather outside is becoming reliably frightful. Unfortunately, the fire this season sets in the supply chain is far from delightful for many of the players involved in the holiday rush.
The annual challenge to meet surging e-commerce order levels and delivery expectations is not one that comes as a surprise to fulfillment professionals. Online sales break records every year. Carriers and warehouse gear up with more seasonal staff every year. Call it the supply chain equivalent of the Circle of Life.
Despite this predictable pattern, every year we always find headlines announcing delivery delays at the major carriers and operational bottlenecks that threaten to hit on-time rates for yet another holiday season. Continue reading Holiday Surge Stretches Carriers and Storage Options to Breaking Point
December 5, 2016
As workers headed off for the Thanksgiving break, fulfillment crews started to shift into high gear for the holiday rush. For the retail sector and those of us who supply them, this really is the business end of peak season.
If you’re in the industry it’s likely you’ve been too busy to think, let alone put your feet up to peruse the supply chain headlines. Whatever you missed in November, we have the monthly round-up that will get you all caught up! Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: November 2016