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Do the Advantages of Cross Docking Outweigh the Disadvantages?

Cross docking is a strategy used in warehouses and delivery terminals to make supply chain management easier. When used correctly, it can make delivery times faster and simplify warehouse logistics, so that the entire supply chain process operates more efficiently. However, there are some potential disadvantages to cross docking that make some companies to question…

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How to Choose a Medical Delivery Service

Medical delivery services require a special level of responsibility. If the deliveries aren’t made on time, there can be serious consequences to the people waiting on the other end. Medical supply deliveries also have to be equipped to comply with HIPAA guidelines and offer the level of professionalism that everyone on involved in the transaction…

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How Do Amazon Sellers Create Shipments?

Sellers who take part in the Amazon Marketplace must follow very specific guidelines when creating shipments. The shipments, which are part of the FBA, or Fulfillment by Amazon program, have to be shipped in the exact fashion required by Amazon in order for the inventory to be processed and dispatched. Here is what you need…

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Holly Springs: A Case Study in Drone Delivery

Among the many developments in field of supply chain management that is showing promise around the world is drone delivery. Using drones to deliver products directly to consumers keeps vehicles off congested roads and reduces emissions, making the process of delivering goods more convenient and eco-friendly. Holly Springs, a town outside of Raleigh, NC, is…

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When to Utilize 1-Hour Delivery

When delivery simply can’t wait, Xcel Delivery is pleased to offer one-hour delivery services. When you choose this option, you can be confident that your package will get to where it needs to be in Southern Arizona safely and on time. Of course, not every delivery has the same kind of urgency, so when should…

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Self-Driving Food Deliveries Debut Are on the Rise

Can you envision a car making a delivery to you, without the driver? That may be the future of food deliveries, if Ford and Postmates have anything to say about it. They are tapping into the quickly evolving world of self-driving technology to revolutionize home delivery. If their model is successful, you can be sure…

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Planning Shipments Through an Offsite Warehouse

For many businesses, the time comes when keeping inventory onsite is no longer possible. When this happens, using an offsite warehouse is the answer. Many people worry that they will lose control of their inventory by using an outside warehouse and will struggle to track and ship as needed. However, these concerns aren’t warranted when…

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Launching an eCommerce Business? Here’s What You Need to Know About Shipping and Fulfillment

When you start an eCommerce business, you may think that attracting customers and getting the right inventory are the biggest challenges that you will face. In reality, you are likely to discover that it is shipping. In addition to being one of your biggest expenses, shipping and fulfillment can be extremely complex, especially for someone…

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