About Brandon Barborka

Brandon is responsible for engaging audiences through the development of original content. By keeping up with the latest ecommerce and retail trends, he helps readers stay informed and remain competitive in this constantly evolving landscape.

Are Urban Warehouses the Key to Optimizing Fulfillment Operations?

2017-12-21T15:56:47+00:00 By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

Urban warehouses are an innovative way to service heightening customer demands while maintaining a healthy profit. By opening a fulfillment center in a densely populated area, whether in a vacant building or through new construction, retailers gain quick access to a large volume of people.

Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Your Fulfillment Center

2017-12-21T15:33:22+00:00 By |Technology, Reporting & Analytics|

Artificial Intelligence, more commonly referred to as AI, is a hot topic for warehouse operation leaders. Simply put, AI is a computer system that mimics human intelligence in areas like translation, speech recognition and decision making without the need for much human interaction.

Should You Combine Your Fulfillment and Distribution Operations?

2017-12-07T20:04:06+00:00 By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

With a lot of retailers announcing boosts in online orders this past year, it’s difficult to remember ecommerce in its infancy. At its start, most retailers were able to use a tiny section in the corner of their distribution center to fulfill online orders. But the orders quickly outgrew the corner and the growth of ecommerce pushed stores to open fulfillment centers dedicated to picking and packing individual orders.

The Subscription-Box Phenomenon and Subsequent Effects on Fulfillment

2017-12-07T20:01:52+00:00 By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

Subscription boxes are a current phenomenon and their popularity is not slowing down. Many retailers are implementing a subscription-box offering, but there are key differences between a traditional fulfillment center and one optimized for packing curated boxes. Is your fulfillment center ready for subscription boxes?

Cost, Quality, Speed: Balancing the Triple Constraints of Your Supply Chain

2017-12-07T19:55:55+00:00 By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

An efficient supply chain will allow you to meet customer’s quality expectations and fulfill order demands quickly while delivering the most revenue. However, maintaining a balance between these key supply chain constraints – cost, quality and speed – is a difficult task for many operations.

Insourced vs. Outsourced Supply Chain Management

2017-12-07T19:52:28+00:00 By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

Many businesses choose to outsource their supply chains to leverage the resources and expertise that a third party can provide and to free up time to focus on core business objectives. While outsourcing can provide flexibility and cost savings, it also has its drawbacks. Depending on which growth stage your business is in, it may be beneficial to move your supply chain back in-house.

The Rise of Omnichannel Retail and What it Means for Your Supply Chain

2017-12-07T19:49:47+00:00 By |Cost Containment & Lean Operating|

It used to be necessary for retailers to manage multiple channels, but now consumers want retailers to integrate those channels and provide an omnichannel experience. An omnichannel strategy requires a robust supply chain to be successful and these tips will guide you on how to advance your operations and stay competitive.