Pure Play internet retailers, along with traditional retailers with an e-Commerce channel, accommodate the precise order accuracy, processing speed, small order sizes and peak volumes with modular, flexible, and scalable order fulfillment solutions from Dematic.
Dematic provides order fulfillment solutions for e-Commerce wholesalers and retailers, ranging from small specialty product companies to large global corporations, thereby supporting low, medium, and high volume distribution requirements. These solutions are engineered to accommodate the specific application needs of this channel to market, such as configurations that support variable stock keeping unit velocity, seasonal/promotional peaks, extensive inventory storage capacity, large percentage of single line orders, same day/next day shipping and returns processing. Typical solutions are designed to optimize the processes involved with receiving, storage, put-away, replenishment, case and piece picking, consolidation, order packing, and truck loading, along with the ability to handle a variety of load types: cartons, totes, poly bags, and envelopes.
Dematic brings a non-biased, activity based, industrial engineering approach to the development of each e-Commerce order fulfillment system. Dematic has the process improvement engineering experience and expertise to design high performance solutions, with hundreds of successful customer direct order fulfillment implementations operating with pure-play e-commerce retailers, traditional catalog/internet retailers, wholesalers and retailers worldwide. At the core of each solution is the system design and the strategic management software that provides real time control, visibility and operational insight.
Systems may be comprised of a single solution such as the pick and pack operation, or they may include all the operational functions from receiving to shipping. Dematic engineers each system as a modular, flexible, scalable solution to accommodate changing activity profiles, average to peak capacity and future growth. Dematic guarantees successful system performance while creating a strong ROI:
- Reduce warehouse space requirements, fulfillment time, and labor
- Optimize material and information flow, processes, activities
- Increase throughput, accuracy and ergonomics
e-Commerce Supply Chain Trends
- Hard to predict changes in business – peaks, customer preferences, competition
- Increasing number of products offered
- Same day delivery increasing
- Lots of startups
- Varying order profiles
- Returns processing
- Late order cut-off times
- Accurate orders
- Increasing competition from foreign companies
- Seasonal demand changes can have major impacts on business
- More frequent, smaller customer orders more costly to manage
- Labor availability becoming an issue
- Returns are costly and frequent
- High SKU base leads to high inventory carrying costs, space issues, and order fulfillment costs
- Free shipping impacts profits
- Next day and same day delivery impacts profits