As Covid swept the country more and more people, out of necessity, began to shop online, for nearly everything, the need for more efficient order taking, processing, picking and packing grew and grew.
The logistics world had no choice but to react in order to keep up with the demand and the expected fulfilment speed.
New order taking systems, automated picking and packing, computerized routing and Covid-compliant systems had to be, and have been, employed.
The danger from Covid is still never far away but the situation, after the massive and effective vaccination programme, is certainly easing. However, the change in shopping behaviour is here to stay.
So, what next?
Logistics and Fulfilment companies must continually look to find ways to improve the efficiency and speed of their operation in order to satisfy the customers’ expectations, as well as to beat the competition and therefore win more orders as well as improving their profitability in the longer term.
How to achieve even more improvement
In situations like these, it’s always advisable to consult with people who are experienced in the improvement of logistics/fulfilment.
They can identify the strengths and weaknesses in your systems and be able to suggest and help you implement improvements in the weaker areas.
The Logistics Improvement Group
One such team of specialists is The Logistics Improvement Group, which represents the coming together of three, logistics based, consultancies with a history of over 40 years of successful operation.
They provide comprehensive and practical solutions for organisations seeking support whilst transforming their supply chains.
They have completed successful Logistics and Supply Chain projects in the UK, Europe and Africa and offer practical advice, helping their clients deliver change through excellent project management.
They have experience in many sectors and are especially strong at delivering automated distribution centre solutions for omnichannel retail companies.
If you are looking to stay one step ahead of the competition, or even to catch up with the opposition, call The Logistics Improvement Group on 01908 474 929 and they will be happy to discuss your issues and plan your way forward.