What is a fulfillment center and why is it important?

A fulfillment center is the physical location from which a third-party logistics (3PL) provider (also known as a fulfillment) fulfills customer orders for ecommerce retailers. A fulfillment center…

Maersk Quarterly Profit Triples on Rising Freight Rates, Falling Costs

Capacity cuts and lower fuel costs helped the world’s biggest container line offset falling shipping demand

Creating Differentiation Through Innovative E-commerce Fulfillment

Creating an exceptional delivery experience requires a fulfillment operation capable of exceptional speed and agility while tailoring packaging to the brand image.

Coronavirus: A lesson in supply chain risk management

The Chinese government notified the World Health Organization of an unusual illness in the city of Wuhan last December 31. This illness was later identified as a novel…

COVID-19 spurs a leap to digital supply chains

Manufacturers who previously looked at data, analytics, IoT and robotics to drive efficiency now see them as tools to increase resiliency during uncertain times.

Warehouse Demand Surges as Retailers Reset Supply Chains

A sharp drop that began with coronavirus-triggered lockdowns in March has turned around amid a consumer rush toward e-commerce

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