April 22, 2020

Earth Day was started in 1970, at a time when the impact of the humans on the environment was, at best, an afterthought. Slowly but surely, advocates of green initiatives gained a voice and the modern environmentalist movement gathered momentum.

Today, it re-ignites – not the best choice of words, though undeniably relevant! – the shift to cleaner living and more sustainable business practices on an annual basis. Continue reading Marking 50 Years of Earth Day

January 16, 2020

At this time of year, it’s not uncommon to see various predictions pop up around what’s happening in our industry and expectations for the next twelve months. However, this change of calendar is more consequential than most, as it marks not just another year but a new decade dawning. 

There’s no denying that things have changed significantly over the last ten years (this blog didn’t exist, for one thing!) The retail world has been disrupted in almost every sector, primarily by Amazon but with new brands and digital startups also shaking things up.

Meanwhile, technology has evolved to such a degree that consumers can shop almost anywhere, any time, and expect to see their purchases within a couple of days, if not hours in some metropolitan areas.

Against that backdrop of consistent disruption and game-changing technology, what can we expect to see around the supply chain, retail, and eCommerce spaces as we move into 2020? Continue reading Fulfillment and Supply Chain Trends to Watch For in 2020

April 20, 2017

As with all visible elements of a brand, the packaging you choose reflects the business you want to be in the eyes of the end consumer. For many, that means sustainable packaging is a consideration that cannot be ignored. 

A 2014 study by Forum for the Future showed that consumers care about the environmental implications of the brands they choose, to the extent that 70% of respondents would consider switching to a new product if it was the greener option. However, the repercussions don’t end there.  Continue reading How Sustainable Packaging Impacts Your Brand

April 22, 2016

Sustainability is an important element of the supply chain, especially now that we know so much about our world and the environmental impact of activities in our business sector.

Consumers are also asking questions about where their goods come from and how their orders affect the environment.

On Earth Day, it seems fitting to answer a question that we hear a lot more nowadays: how does Capacity handle sustainable operations? Continue reading Ask Capacity: How Do You Incorporate Sustainability Into Your Operations?

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