Tagged: outsources warehouse

Is Multichannel Fulfillment in your Future?

According to Supply Chain Brain you really don’t have a choice – multichannel fulfillment support is here and only getting bigger. Let’s use Supply Chain Brain’s quote from Joe Vernon to set the stage for defining what multichannel fulfillment means. Multichannel fulfillment can be defined as optimizing the supply chain’s capabilities to simultaneously receive and… Read more »

Enhanced Your Fulfillment Services with Targeted Customers

If you’ve ever met with a marketing person they continually talk about target customers, target profiles and target segments. This is all about matching their marketing messages and campaigns with the type of individuals that are likely to buy their products. Should you target fulfillment and warehouse locations with your clients, we think you should… Read more »

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 »

Make Your Fulfillment Personal

We believe that making your shipping and fulfillment activities personal is a major opportunity to provide value to your customers and to your organization.  While the lure of using technology to automate everything seems to win the news headlines, the opportunity to miss out on methods to improve your processes, optimize shipping channels and understand… 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 »

Arizona’s Fulfillment Businesses are Positioned for Growth

The strength of an industry is typically determined by many external factors. The pending Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership opens up trading to countries in the Pacific Rim that likely will have an influence on Arizona fulfillment companies. A recent article by Robert Robb in the Arizona Republic provides some excellent context for the impact of free… 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 »

Variable Cost Fulfillment Boosts Profits

A company will use our fulfillment services for a multitude of reasons such as improved service levels, reduced management overhead, ability to service different channels, our logistics expertise and the lowering of their costs.  When it comes to the lowering of costs, many times there isn’t a discussion of how the principle of “variable costs”… Read more »