Picking Perfection Reported What Not to Do When Considering a 3PL
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/16/2015 -- Picking Perfection, sponsored by Pcdata USA, brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports on trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations about picking, packing, shipping and profitability.
Digital Supply Chain magazine recently released a tip list of "what not to do" when considering a 3PL fulfillment service. This is critical information for any business wanting to outsource their warehousing and product fulfillment to a third party provider.
- Do not share any future volume estimate
- Create difficult SKU's which can be confused
- Do not ask them for ideas or feedback
- Do not view them as a partner
- Do not share requirements up front
- 'Nickel and Dime' them on every issue
- Use cheap packaging
- Use cheap shipping carriers
- Do not renegotiate when your business model changes
- Leave out descriptions and reference numbers with new inbound receipts
Pcdata USA works with many 3PLs in North America to make sure the right product is picked to ensure on-time customer satisfaction
About Pcdata USA
Based in East Granby, CT, Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com/about-us/about-pcdata-usa) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was named a finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product, Smart Glass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean manufacturing and distribution process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings. Pcdata USA is represented in a wide variety of industry sectors including apparel, cosmetics, e-commerce fulfillment, Third Party Logistics (3PL), wholesale distribution, food service, healthcare, pharmaceutical, production & assembly, as well as bakeries around the world. Products include Pick-to-light, PTL in hybrid solutions, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib AR Smart Glass, and Dock Manager.
Pcdata USA Solving the Rapid Growth Challenges of 3PLs (Third Party Logistics)
Volumes handled by 3PLs in 2015 are 100.0% higher YOY (year over year). 3PLs are processing millions of items and SKUs, nearly six items per second. Pcdata USA is allowing 3PLs to accurately process orders within clients' designated lead-time, fulfilling customer commitments. bit.ly/1IvXhkc
Pcdata USA will exhibit at the upcoming 11th Annual GBMP Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference from September 29-30, 2015 in Springfield, MA.
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