Category: short-term warehousing

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet. To achieve this, they offer thousands of goods to be delivered within a two-day window—and, their delivery promise is reliable. However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, they have […]

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

The holidays are coming. Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Predicting where your highest demand will be this holiday season can feel like solving a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. Will your […]

Finding Your Warehouse Partners Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

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We’re excited to announce our new Premier Partner program—highlighting our top-performing warehouse partners in the network. Here at FLEXE, we get the opportunity to work with a lot of great warehouse partners. Now, we’ve created a way to recognize them and a new level of transparency into our partner data.   Every warehouse provider in […]

Is Your Supply Chain Thoughtfully Designed, or an Afterthought?

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By Jeff Metersky, vice president of solution strategy, LLamasoft   Many of the world’s best known companies’ supply chains grew from a series of historical accidents rather than intentional design. Because of this, a simple activity like mapping and visualizing supply chain flows can often spark critical questions such as, “Why are materials sourced from Region […]

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

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We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. Here are the numbers. For years, the supply chain has been the same: weighed down by outdated processes and technologies. In today’s market, that doesn’t cut it anymore. Meeting market demands and staying competitive requires real-time visibility into every area of […]

Subscription Box Retail: Match Supply with Growing Demand

There are an overwhelming amount of decisions that go into making a purchase. Whether the reason to buy something is based on “need” or “want,” we’re inundated with options. In the last couple of years, a new kind of commerce has taken center stage to help curate a better, more convenient shopping experience: subscription boxes. […]

4 Ways to Boost Listings for FLEXE Warehouse Partners

You’ve realized your empty warehouse could be generating revenue and you’ve made the easy decision to join FLEXE’s online marketplace. This is, perhaps, more innovative than most warehouses in the industry. But how do you win more when you’re already winning? The FLEXE marketplace connects businesses in need to warehouses with capacity and helps create […]

Flying Warehouses! And Mobile Fulfillment Centers that Exist Today

An Amazon patent was recently discovered, detailing plans to create an “airborne fulfillment center.” Illustrations in the filing show a flying warehouse, which would remain at high altitudes as drones fly back and forth between the warehouse and nearby shipping destinations. The flying warehouse is designed to do things like hover over stadiums and restock concession stands […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results