(800) 350-4567
On Time, All the Time.
E-Commerce Logistics

Thanks to companies like Amazon, the e-commerce business model is growing at a phenomenal rate. Powered by the top trends in e-commerce logistics, shippers have an amazing opportunity to increase efficiency and profitability while reducing freight costs. Innovations within the logistics and manufacturing industries, ranging from 3D printing to active RFID tracking, will help shippers stay competitive in this new logistics reality. The ability to adapt to these trends in e-commerce logistics will be the difference between those who can survive the threats of Amazon and the Big Box retailers, and those who will be swallowed up by them.

The success of a retailer has always depended on its relationship with consumers, driving brand loyalty, repeat store visits and increased sales. For this reason, retailers have always aimed to provide optimal customer service. In today’s increasingly e-commerce-driven and multichannel environment, retailers are shifting their strategies. The ultimate goal of providing optimal service and value for customers remains the same, but the approach changes.

As consumers increasingly opt for purchasing online, supply chain management and logistics without the face-to-face interaction and merchandise display of brick-and-mortar, a retailer’s ability to retain customers is at the mercy of its logistics elements, including product quality control, inventory levels, timing and expenses.

Fulfillment Logistics

  • Fulfillment Strategy

Prioritizing fulfillment strategy is increasingly important for retailers with an e-commerce platform. With the understanding of who your customers are, their purchasing habits, and where they are located, you can create a fulfillment strategy to get goods closer to your customers. To meet rising e-commerce demand, fulfillment strategy is paramount.

  • Selecting the Right Warehouse

With warehouse capacity constrained, it remains imperative that companies choose the right type of warehouse for their business. While it can be challenging, companies need to consider the fundamental requirements regarding their business warehousing needs. There are numerous factors companies must evaluate before making a final decision, including technology, corporate culture, labor force availability, storage capacity requirements, location and lease considerations.

 Same-Day Delivery

A fulfillment strategy addressing consumers’ increasing preference for e-commerce is no longer enough. Retailers now need to address consumers’ increasing preference, and even expectation, for same-day delivery. Ninety-six percent of consumers consider “fast delivery” to mean same-day delivery. Having the inventory positioned close to consumers, either with a distribution center or retail store, is an important part of the supply chain which offers the retailer options for same-day or two-hour delivery.

Data and Analytics

E-commerce ecosystems are complex and, with heightened consumer expectations around delivery options and experience, the interchange of data and the required connectivity is increasing exponentially between the different players involved, such as marketplaces, payments, logistics providers, carriers and “last mile” delivery services. This has and will only continue to require more real-time data than ever before, including the analytics that can help companies make meaningful sense of the data and inform decision making to drive ongoing success.

Augmented Reality (AR) in Warehouses

AR is growing in the warehouse and helping to support intra-logistics workflows and make work processes more productive and decision making more intelligent. Leveraging AR for warehouse management activities such as order allocation, inventory control management, order picking, and material handling can simplify and improve complex warehouse operations, thereby better controlling costs, improving productivity and bolstering supply chain processes.

 Automation and Robotics

While some may fear that automation and robotics will replace humans altogether, the opposite is actually true — at least for the near future. Rather, the application of these types of technologies in the supply chain are meant to assist associates, drive faster shipping times, and maximize inventory, not completely eliminate the need for human effort. The warehouse robotics industry includes several types of warehouse robots, serving a variety of purposes and functions such as order picking and moving inventory throughout the warehouse.

The FLEX Logistics Team is Here to Help!

The potential for companies to capitalize on this burgeoning market is high. It is imperative that companies consider the trends that will continue to influence the industry and the technologies that will help address them. With the right technology and approach, brands and retailers can stay ahead of competition, win consumer loyalty, and drive ongoing business success for years to come.

Our team understands the importance of getting your products to the market. That is why we aim to understand your business and build lasting relationships with you and your team. ​Whether you are looking to add a new warehouse to your existing operations, growing and need to increase your distribution efforts, or starting a new company, FLEX has the solutions to meet your supply chain needs.

Contact us today to discuss your current and future warehousing and logistics needs.  We will work together with you to understand your requirements and develop a solution that will set you up for future success.

 

 

178 thoughts on “Logistics In The E-Commerce Era”

  1. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes that will make the biggest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing! Hanna Terrell Yann

  2. Merely wanna comment that you have a very decent web site, I enjoy the style it actually stands out. Marney Edgardo Mide Clerissa Berton Rudelson

  3. VERY cute outfit! I wish the top were longer and long sleeved for winter. The bow on the back of it is adorable! That bracelet is gorgeous! Nada Portie Cassy

  4. Hi there. I found your website by the use of Google at the same time as searching for a similar topic, your site got here up. It seems great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then. Tomasine Lancelot Bellis

  5. As a blow owner I believe the subject matter here is reallyfantastic. I thank you for your efforts. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.. Edwina Christoph Esch

  6. Praesent vehicula nunc eget ex aliquet rutrum. Maecenas porttitor, turpis nec dignissim faucibus, nibh est fermentum mauris, eu maximus ante tellus ut massa. Integer non pharetra ex, in tincidunt ex. Sed quis felis non tortor rhoncus porta vel ut lorem. Fusce finibus ante nec nulla eleifend accumsan. Nani Salmon Rahal

  7. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such magnificent information being shared freely out there. Freida Hilly Child

  8. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually irritating. A good site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email? Bernette Townsend Lydell

  9. I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once a week. I opted in for your RSS feed too. Suzann Arlen Tica

  10. [url=https://healthyx24.com/]plaquenil cost in canada[/url] [url=https://viagrapillsildenafil.com/]where can i get female viagra[/url] [url=https://lisinoprilpharm.com/]buy prinivil online[/url] [url=https://usopharmacy.com/]online pharmacy store[/url] [url=https://effimeds.com/]bupropion xl 300mg[/url] [url=https://blsmeds.com/]kamagra for sale[/url] [url=https://propeciafinasterideonline.com/]propecia 1mg generic[/url] [url=https://toapills.com/]amoxicillin 825 pill[/url] [url=https://ofnviagra.com/]viagra nz online[/url] [url=https://cialistpill.com/]female cialis 20mg[/url]

  11. You actually make it appear really easy with your
    presentation but I in finding this matter to be really one thing
    which I think I might never understand. It
    seems too complicated and very extensive for me. I’m taking a look
    ahead to your next post, I’ll try to get the cling of
    it! 0mniartist asmr

  12. Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!

    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link
    to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol 0mniartist asmr

  13. Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have created some nice methods and we are looking to swap strategies with others, be
    sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.
    0mniartist asmr

  14. Hey there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re
    working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and
    I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good web hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Thank you, I appreciate it! asmr 0mniartist

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap