How Your Site Selection Process Impacts Your Ability to Hire

Few industrial businesses have escaped the labor shortage currently happening in the United States. A lack of available workers has limited capacity at factories, warehouses, transportation operations, and more, ultimately hurting profitability at these facilities and contributing to broader supply chain disruptions. With workforce issues now top of mind for business leaders, it has become more critical than ever before to consider labor as a vital component of any site selection process. Finding a Location with a Viable Labor Pool While particular labor needs will ... Read More

How You Can Handle Peak Season with a Disrupted Supply Chain

While the 2020 holiday peak season presented unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021’s peak season brings a whole new set of problems for supply chain and logistics stakeholders. Despite early ordering, inventory from overseas has been delayed repeatedly along its journey through the supply chain. With extreme port delays on both sides of the ocean and freight capacity issues across modes keeping critical peak season inventory in limbo, many retailers worry that they won’t be able to meet 2021 holiday demand. ... Read More

Is One Fulfillment Center Enough for Your E-Commerce Brand?

E-commerce consumers want two-day shipping, and they want it to be affordable. Amazon spent a decade normalizing the idea of fast and free shipping, and now online shoppers have the same expectation for all goods they buy online regardless of the seller. As a result, e-commerce and omnichannel retailers of all sizes must pursue strategies that shorten shipping windows while still managing costs. In addition, serving a national U.S. customer base has become increasingly complex as shoppers buy more online than ever before. Establishing a ... Read More

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