While summertime is synonymous with vacations, it’s also a busy time for many online retailers. Sporting goods, camping and garden supply stores experience peak website orders during the summer months, and online apparel, shoes and office supply stores see the back-to-school rush every August. If you’re preparing for your peak sales season, sporting goods fulfillment and apparel fulfillment services from Orion Logistics keeps your merchandise moving.
With Spring upon us, it’s time for outdoor activities, yard work and home spring cleaning! This means a rise in sales within many categories of products like sporting goods and home decor. Is your supply chain ready for the increase in sales? Having a logistics process that can handle increased demand will be important to keeping your customers happy this season. Orion streamlines all of your inventory management and fulfillment services.
An outdated warehouse system can create many challenges for manufacturers. These difficulties can include unorganized inventory control, and slow order fulfillment. Manufacturers can avoid this by using a logistics provider with sophisticated system and solid integration. By using a provider with an up-to-date warehouse system, companies are able to improve order processing times. This means that picking, packing, and inventory management become faster and more streamlined.
As the New Year starts, many manufacturers and wholesalers are realizing the effects of having sub-par vendors during the busy holiday season. You may be feeling let down by your Distribution Center because of missed opportunities in Q4. Were you able to make all of your windows of opportunity for scheduling, shipping, and delivery? If not, you are not alone. Here are some headaches manufacturers faced during the holiday season, and how at Orion, we help to prevent these issues, and improve your fulfillment process.
Here at Orion, we are proud to say that through careful planning and execution, we made it through the holiday season with 100% delivery accuracy. Within this busy season, we are happy to report that all of our receivers came on schedule, and were EDI compliant. This was due to working with our customers to create the proper planning. There were several aspects of our process that made our customers happy this holiday season: Continue reading →
A new year is kicking off, and while it may feel like the pressure of the holiday fulfillment season is over, as a manufacturer, this is a critical time to prove the accuracy of your inventory. Inventory is one of a manufacturer’s biggest assets. Accuracy testing can be a challenge for any business, here is some advice to best prepare for this year-end review. Continue reading →
The holiday season is just as busy for manufacturers as it is for retailers, distributors and the families demanding those products. Every company out there is trying their best to get orders out the door, which creates challenges for warehouses and distributors, especially when inbound freight is due just in time. Capacity at the port and/or by trucking companies can make those tight holiday logistics deadlines even tighter. The key to avoiding problems in these areas is to make sure your logistics partners know exactly when and how goods are due in. You also need your warehouse to be familiar with the ports, freight forwarders and carriers to accomplish this successfully. At Orion, we have the experience, technology and organization to make sure your freight is handled in on time.