Deliveries are Booming, but so are Fuel Prices
Last week Amazon launched Delivery Services Partners, a new initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to set up their own delivery business. As the volume for deliveries grows, this new franchised fleets model is yet another strategy for Amazon to expand their last mile delivery network.
Lack of Warehouse Space: a Threat and an Opportunity
As online retail skyrockets, the need for warehouse spacing is booming. As demand for storage increases drastically, warehouse space simply can’t keep up with market needs - something which opens up opportunities for industry growth and modernization.
The Rise of Drop Shipping
Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock, but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ship the goods directly to the customers.
Leveraging Returns as Part of the Online Shopping Experience
As online retail grows, retailers have to leverage every new touchpoint in the delivery process in order to continuously build customer loyalty. One of the touchpoints that doesn’t get as much attention as the others is the returns process.
Punctuality in The Supply Chain: When Early Deliveries Become as Problematic as Late Deliveries
Tightening deadlines and delivery policies show the importance of managing and optimizing the flow of products throughout the supply chain. Wal-Mart is now in a position where they must reduce inventory, and de-clutter warehouses and store back rooms across their 4,700 US locations.