Tagged: outsource

Rising Logistics Cost Means Review Time

Recent articles on the economy are indicating the likelihood for increases in logistics costs for most organizations. According to a post on PYMNTS.com, this talk is turning into reality. Often we’re asked when the best time is for an organization to look to an outsourced fulfillment partner. Our answer is may surprise you; it is… Read more »

Choosing the Right Fulfillment Warehouse Provider is about People

Recently, Bloomberg posted an article about the selection process for choosing a fulfillment partner. While we agree with much of what is documented in the slideshow/article, we think they really missed a key decision-making criterion we hear from our clients at PMA Fulfillment – it is all about the people. A few months ago, we… Read more »

Fulfillment Warehouse Provides Returns with Variable Cost Model

We recently reviewed a client’s account that had engaged us to outsource their fulfillment warehouse activities.  The overall review was a great chance for us to tune their program and make sure we were delivering on the promises we made to their organization.  This annual review of their shipping volumes and expenses demonstrated the dramatic… Read more »

The Challenges of Integrating E-commerce Orders into Fulfillment Operations

The volume of products and services sold via websites and online marketplaces is growing dramatically. While it may seem like this has been around for a long time, the U.S. economy only just passed the 10% mark for sales happening online.  The online sales growth is anticipated to accelerate which will increase challenges for every… Read more »

Simple Fulfillment Pricing is a Must

The evaluation of your costs for your fulfillment activities is extremely important when evaluating your overall operational performance.  As the old adage goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Whether you are doing your fulfillment internally or with an outsourced third party (3PL) fulfillment provider, understanding your costs in a very simple form is… Read more »

Improve Your Shipment Quality

Part of your client’s overall product experience is when your product arrives at their home, office, warehouse or distribution facility. Any misstep can cost you in money, reputation and referrals. Many of the prospects we talk to have experienced very expensive mistakes and even lost customers because of fulfillment and shipping mistakes. How do you… Read more »

Data Integration Benefits with a Fulfillment Partner

Creating a seamless operation with outsourced partners is critical to your long-term success. The opportunity to integrate data systems with a quality third-party warehouse and shipping company may be the determining factor in realizing anticipated service level improvements and expense reductions. The good news is that this may not be nearly as complicated as you… Read more »

Evaluating Outsourced Fulfillment Providers

Most companies continually evaluate new options to make their organization, products and services more competitive. A popular way to improve your productivity is to outsource or contract out internal services that are not core to the company’s overall value creation. In the last decade, outsourcing your fulfillment and warehouse operations has become extremely popular for small to… Read more »