October 6, 2020

As employment remains a question mark for the wider economy, recruitment in the logistics sector is entering a familiar phase: the rush to secure adequate resources to handle the holiday peak.

We’ve already written about how the 2020 peak season will be different to those we’ve seen in recent years. Sales will be extended and the delivery network will be stretched throughout the traditional shipping peak. The surge in logistics hiring is a phenomenon that always accompanies this period, but 2020 marks an acceleration, as well as new challenges around how these seasonal workers will operate.

Our CEO Jeff Kaiden spoke to the Wall Street Journal in September to discuss what we’ve seen in our industry. Continue reading 2020 eCommerce and the Seasonal Hiring Surge

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

February 2, 2016

It’s a new month once again, which means another opportunity to look back at the world of order fulfillment and remind ourselves of what happened up and down the supply chain as 2016 got underway. Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: January 2016

December 31, 2015

As another year draws to a close, we always like to review the many posts we’ve written on order fulfillment, logistics news and supply chain analysis. It gives us a chance to find out which were most widely read – or received the most positive feedback – and share the best articles with you once again in a single place.

After running the numbers and reading the feedback, the posts below bubbled up as the best of the bunch. Let us know which you liked (and what you’d like to see more of in 2016.

Happy New Year! Continue reading Our 5 Most Popular Supply Chain Articles of 2015

December 1, 2015

If all that Thanksgiving turkey and leftovers have made the past week something of a food coma-induced blur, take comfort in the knowledge that you haven’t missed any important news from around the supply chain.

That’s because we’ve gathered all of the headlines together for you, provided here as usual in our monthly round up of order fulfillment in review and analysis of logistics industry news.  Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: November 2015