Posts Tagged: distribution

Stamps.com Study Compares 2-Day Delivery Service Options

According to one study released by UPS we came across recently “shipping costs are taken into consideration by buyers almost as often as product price.” At the same time, the growth of Amazon Prime is forcing online retailers to speed up package delivery and provide no or low-cost shipping options. So it was with interest… Read More

Is Demand Planning the Sole Solution for Inventory Planning?

Demand Planning and Inventory Planning

Effective demand planning can provide very useful information for companies that have to project inventory needs in the future. It usually involves high level statistics and financial analysis in order to serve the dual functions of both forecasting the product needed in inventory to meet customer demand levels while at the same time predicting the… Read More

Why Kickstarter Projects Are Late

Kickstarter Order Fulfillment

Entrepreneurs using the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter are quickly learning that product manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution can be a huge headache. A recent CNNMoney survey of the top 50 most funded Kickstarter projects found that 84% missed their target delivery dates, with several projects being over a year late. Why are so many crowd-funded projects… Read More

The Benefits of Outsourcing Product Fulfillment

The idea of trusting another business to handle your product fulfillment may seem nerve-racking. Whether you’re a new enterprise with smaller order volumes or a veteran business with sunk costs in warehousing facilities, running inventory management, order assembly and fulfillment in-house is likely not the most cost-effective option. Outsourcing fulfillment has helped hundreds of thousands… Read More

Demand Planning: Friend or Fallacy

Sometimes we’re asked how our Demand Planning services help our clients. In short, it’s how we mix our expertise and objectivity into one of the most challenging aspects of running a business: predicting the future. Demand Planning services gather and analyze past data and forecasts on items our customers expect to produce, kit, print and… Read More