FedEx Ground and UPS recently announced dimensional weight-based pricing changes for shipments measuring less than 3 cubic feet beginning in 2015. Dimensional weight is the theoretical weight of a package calculated at a density chosen by the parcel carrier. This method allows the parcel carrier to better equate the volume of space consumed on… Read More
In the high-stakes distribution and fulfillment landscape, DC operators constantly seek ways to increase operational efficiency while eliminating waste.
Distribution centers continue to face labor challenges, especially retaining quality labor capable of meeting service level requirements for fulfillment accuracy and speed. How can… Read More
Every year, the millennial generation makes up an increasingly larger portion of the global workforce. Born between the early 1980s and 1990s, these individuals are expected to comprise up to 75 percent of workers by 2025. Millennials are characterized by having a unique set of employer expectations that differs greatly from the baby boomer and… Read More
The transformative effect of e-commerce on order fulfillment operations is well known. Rising consumer expectations for convenience and shipping speed have left many operations struggling to keep up. The increased number of direct-to-consumer fulfillment paths threatens to inflate shipping costs and the number of delayed shipments, spurring… Read More
In Intelligrated's most recent On The Move webinar, "Using business intelligence to improve your labor force," I explored the potential of marrying business intelligence's (BI) visualization and self-directed investigation capabilities with the known benefits of labor management software (LMS). Combined, these tools are helping businesses… Read More