Arizona’s PMA Fulfillment Expands

    PMA Fulfillment recently moved across town from their headquarters offices in Tempe to Tolleson, Arizona.  As an experienced Arizona-based fulfillment organization for over 30 years, PMA Fulfillment has seen dynamic growth in the number of customers and the types of services they provide.  Many of their clients have complex, multiple channel needs that… Read more »

Alleviating Your Post-Holiday Inventory Headache

The holiday season can be tough on fulfillment and warehousing. Tight deadlines, quick turnarounds, and inventory challenges can be hard on both you and your business. You’ve shipped hundreds, maybe thousands, of your products to your customers and the noise is finally starting to quiet down. Now that the holidays are wrapping up, you can head… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Supply Chain

2015 is approaching rapidly, and while you might be considering a crazy new diet or an intense exercise upgrade, you might also be thinking, “What’s 2015 going to look like for my business?” You may have created a strategic plan, developed a vision for the new year, or even added a 3PL to your budget in order… Read more »

Is Your 3PL Partner Making Suggestions For You?

When was the last time your 3PL partner made a suggestion that improved your business? If your answer is something along the lines of “It’s been a while,” it might be time to find a new partner. The best fulfillment and warehousing companies provide helpful advice, and they provide it often.  You’ll know you have a… Read more »

What Our Turkey Taught Us About Logistics on Thanksgiving

More than 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, but there aren’t many people who stop to consider how that turkey made its way from the farm to their plate. Shipping 46 million turkeys every year sounds like a fulfillment and warehousing nightmare, and in some cases it is. Storing and transporting the 16 pound birds can get incredibly expensive, and if you… Read more »

Looking to Cut Costs Next Year? Consider a 3PL in Your Budget

If you’re the type that plans ahead for your business, your mind has already shifted beyond the holiday shopping season and into 2015. You’re reflecting on data from 2014 and considering what your budget might look like for the upcoming year.  For many businesses, the budget process is an opportunity to start fresh, focus on… Read more »

How Teaming Up With A 3PL Company Helps You Focus

Many of the benefits of teaming up with a 3PL provider are apparent. You get increased flexibility, better scalability, more resources, easier supply chain optimization, and more. However, one of the most important benefits of partnering with an order fulfillment services company is less apparent: better focus. Your focus, as a retailer, is on marketing and selling your product…. Read more »

Is Your Current Pick, Pack and Ship Method Hurting Your Business?

If you have inventory, then you know how difficult it can be to consistently pull your product, get it packaged, and ship it to your customers without any mistakes, delays, or problems. How you actually do the process can make a big difference in how efficient your business is. Make the process faster and you… Read more »

How Resilient Is Your Supply Chain?

If you’re trying to manage a large supply chain, disruptions are inevitable. Natural disasters, miscommunication, and system failure have all played roles in recent supply chain mishaps. When disaster strikes, there are companies that bounce back and companies that never fully recover. The risks of supply chain disruptions have been increasing, and according to Richard Olson of… Read more »

Fulfillment As a Competitive Advantage

  On Tuesday, Google brought its same-day delivery service to Boston, allowing people to browse local merchants and then buy and receive items within just a few hours. After the launch of the service, known as Google Express, Brian Elliot, Google’s head of shopping partnerships, said “We’re going to help connect merchants with their existing… Read more »