PREPARING YOUR OPERATION FOR PEAK SEASON As another hectic holiday shopping season approaches, it’s time for warehouse, fulfillment, and logistics providers to ready their operations.
By Brian C. Neuwirth
16 PARCELindustry.com SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018
wo years ago, during the Black Friday weekend, US online sales reached over $5.27 billion, which was a 17.7% increase yearover-year. More and more consumers went online and set a new record for purchasing their holiday gifts. However, when it came time for gift giving, many recipients were left empty-handed due to chronic out-of-stock issues at many retail companies. Because of this, retailers have been adding technology and streamlining processes to make sure this fiasco doesn’t happen again. During the holiday season, more merchandise runs through your warehouse. From an increase in products at the shipping docks to the massive amount of orders out the door, you need to keep things flowing. Bottlenecks in your warehouse operations must be avoided. Ever-increasing stock keeping unit
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