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Evaluating Goods-to-Person Order Fulfillment Solutions Part 1 of 2


Improving Customer Service with Flexible & Adaptable Technology

 
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In the typical Distribution Center the one constant is change. For the most part changes are driven by consumer demand for products and services including faster deliver times. Fashion oriented products change with the seasons and marketing campaigns. Customer service requirements change with each new business cycle. While some of the changes can be anticipated, many cannot. At the same time specialized value added services are in high demand. Therefore, flexibility and adaptability are key operational factors. 

Across the logistics industry business managers are being challenged to update their operations to accommodate frequent changes to customer order profiles and service requirements as well as shorter product life cycles. Especially impacted are order fulfillment operations that process high volumes of small direct-to-consumer internet orders.

In order to keep current customers and to attract new accounts, a company may have to...

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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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