All business is based on the law of supply and demand. The manufacturer of goods or provider of services supplies, while the end customer or client demands. Striking the right balance between the two in the supply chain will ultimately dictate a business’ success, in particular its profits. To strike that balance, business owners can choose from two demand management processes: 1. The Push Model – the traditional method, where goods are moved down the supply chain based on demand forecasts

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What are the real costs of running your own pick and pack warehouse operation? Ecommerce business owners have two options when it comes to getting their products to customers – to do it themselves or outsource to a third party logistics (3PL) company. The DIY approach is attractive for many reasons, especially in the start-up phase of a business, when keeping costs down is key and owners are rightly protective of their new venture. But there will come a time in any business’ success to look

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Outsourced order fulfilment is where an ecommerce business stores its inventory of goods in a warehouse belonging to a third party logistics (3PL) company. Simply speaking, orders are routed via a 3PL provider, who then picks, packs and dispatches them to the customers. But there is a great deal more to outsourcing the order fulfilment process than simply getting goods to the end consumer. The outsourced order fulfilment process First, let’s take a look at how the order fulfilment process

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Earlier this year, the government announced that trials of driverless lorries will take place by 2017 as part of a drive to make the UK "a global centre for excellence in connected and autonomous vehicles". Lorry platooning, where vehicles travel in convoy with a driver in the lead lorry, will be the latest innovation to impact the field of logistics and supply chain management, although at present it remains to be seen if that impact will be positive or negative. Along with wearable scanner technology,

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Pick and pack is one of the key services we provide for our clients from our warehouse in Ford, West Sussex. As part of our commitment to providing exceptional warehousing and distribution services to our clients, we recently invested £50,000 in the expansion of this crucial area in response to increasing demand for this specialist service. The installation of a 3,200 sq ft mezzanine floor has added valuable space in our Robert House facility, increasing the overall floorspace by 57% and providing

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