Fulfifillment: A Love Story

May 2015
Inc.;May2015, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p18
The article reports on the pros and cons for electronic commerce businesses of hiring fulfillment companies. Topics discussed include the reasons for some electronic commerce companies' reluctance to outsource business logistics services, the factors that should be considered in terms of selecting a fulfillment partner and the signs that an online business is in need of a fulfillment company service. Also mentioned are the reasons why Amazon is the most popular pick and pack service provider.


Related Articles

  • The Last Mile Bottleneck.  // Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p8 

    This article presents results of a survey, carried out by the international property advisers DTZ Research and commissioned by regeneration and development agency English Partnerships, which had pinpointed a range of new delivery options that will help address the biggest challenge faced by...

  • Pick Line Planning for Effective E-commerce Fulfillment. Shoesmith, James // Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 7, p24 

    This article is based on the findings of a recent work-based masteral of science thesis, which studied the factors affecting layout and their effect in reducing the cost base of the operation. Its findings and the productivity improvements which resulted from practical implementation, signpost...

  • Distribution Underpins Growth of E-Business.  // Logistics & Transport Focus;May2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p11 

    This article focuses on the report published by the King Sturge International Property Consultants, which identified electronic commerce as one growing sector driving demand for large warehouses to facilitate online ordering distribution in 2000. It has been found out that the availability of...

  • Identifying The Real Costs of Home Delivery. Nockold, Charles // Logistics & Transport Focus;Dec2001, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p70 

    This article discusses why electronic commerce is the key to the bottom line of any company in the business logistics industry. Vehicle routing and scheduling software provider paragon has carried out a study to assess the real cost of tighter delivery time windows to meet the precise delivery...

  • User-unfriendly order fulfillment. Srinivasa // Siliconindia;Jan2000, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p38 

    Notes the key pressure points that traditional businesses have to resolve to become successful in adjusting to Internet-driven order fulfillment capability. Demand variability and order complexity; Dynamic pricing; Customer-driven build-to-order model; Supply chain planning and collaboration...

  • Smart Robotics Meet e-Commerce. MCMAHON, JIM // World Trade: WT100;Jul2014, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p36 

    The article discusses benefits that small electronic commerce fulfillment centers can derive from automation through smart robotics technology. Topics addressed include the importance of flexibility and scalability in fulfillment operations, the difficulty of handling multiple orders with...

  • E-retail: Big Billion Business for Logistics Service Providers. Rajgor, Rajesh // Commercial Vehicle;Nov2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p56 

    The article discusses supply chain management opportunities for Indian logistics service providers (LSPs) created by the advance of electronic commerce. Topics addressed include investments in Indian logistics operations made by online retailers such as Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal, the...

  • Stand and deliver. Harris, David // EG: Estates Gazette;11/23/2013 Supplement EG Industrial, Issue 1348, p18 

    The article examines the implications of e-commerce on the industrial space development in Great Britain as of November 24, 2013. According to the article, the rise of e-commerce equates to the rise in demand for industrial space amenable for e-commerce operations, and thus is of major interest...

  • Design of a class based storage picker to product order picking system. Manzini, Riccardo; Gamberi, Mauro; Persona, Alessandro; Regattieri, Alberto // International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology;Apr2007, Vol. 32 Issue 7/8, p811 

    In recent years the increase in time-based competition and the growth of e-commerce have put pressure on managers to reduce the costs of warehouse design and management activities. This paper presents a new integrated approach to support the decision making process in optimising a picker to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics