Whether you’re looking for a fulfillment company or are doing your own fulfillment for products you sell there’s one thing to know: efficient order fulfillment can make all the difference.

Whether you’re looking for a fulfillment company or are doing your own fulfillment for products you sell there’s one thing to know: efficient order fulfillment can make all the difference.

The faster you’re able to fulfill orders, the faster your customers will receive their order. We have a few ideas how to build your business by providing your customers with the best experience. This will encourage them to return and they will refer you on to others. Efficient order fulfillment can make your supply chain eliminate redundancies and reduce costs. The heart of your process is your warehouse and the employees that run it. We have included some ideas for you to consider.

 

 

Layout

Evaluate the layout of your warehouse and is it set up to be as efficient as possible?Arrange business operation teams to communicate and collaborate. Set them up next to each so they are always working together to accomplish a common goal.

 

Training

Make sure that your employees are trained correctly and able to do their job as fast and effectively as possible. Take the extra time to train them thoroughly than have them learn on the job and potentially make mistakes.

 

Shipping

With the popularity of two-day, next-day, or even same-day shipping, consumers have come to expect fast shipping on pretty much all orders.How are you supposed to meet these seemingly unrealistic expectations? The most practical way to give fast, cheap shipping options to consumers is to integrate with a third-party logistics service provider. Evaluate which provider will best suit your business model.

 

Manage Inventory

When you know which products will be on promotion or have a large demand take the time to move these products to the most convenient location in your warehouse. The numbers of orders will likely be high, this will work to offset the resulting delay and hopefully speed up your order fulfillment process altogether.

 

Optimize the Picking Process

Order placement in your warehouse is essential but one must also think how the orders are picked. Picking orders manually is not efficient which is why we recommend utilizing technology to optimize your picking procedures. This allows items to be quickly located in your warehouse and orders fulfilled efficiently.

If you’re looking for a company that can help your business, contact Scout today. We are warehouse inventory management experts.

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Let us show you how topShelf Cloud-Based Inventory Management Software can help you streamline processes, increase inventory visibility and accuracy while increasing your revenue.

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