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E-Commerce Expansion Fuels Robust Returns with National Returns Day Expected to Hit New Record

In December, more than 1 million returns occurred each day before Christmas, and today's National Returns Day, 1.4 million returns are expected, a fifth consecutive annual record, up 8% from prior year.

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This new e-Book takes a look at the six core design principles you need to integrate into your operations to build and effectively utilize Industry 4.0 capabilities.

Find out how efficient returns solutions can enable a smooth experience for consumers, accelerated availability of returned goods, lower intralogistics personnel costs, and higher storage density, logisticians who take a holistic approach to handling returns turn a challenge into an opportunity.

The future belongs to organizations that have the flexibility to adapt to how consumers prioritize choice, speed and convenience on a purchase-by-purchase basis through a true omni-channel experience.

Warehouse managers are increasingly required to store more product in existing warehouses, to retrieve them faster for growing volumes of just-in-time orders to retail stores, make more efficient productive use of labor, reduce energy consumption and improve cost efficiencies.

The importance of reducing energy consumption and better management of energy utilization becomes a more critical issue as energy costs escalate and logistics operations are pressured to lower operating costs without loss of productivity.

The newest white paper from Swisslog, provides an in-depth review of five automated goods-to-person solutions to help you make the right choice.

With less need for fixed infrastructure and the ability to work collaboratively with humans to scale up output, robotic solutions are less costly and more flexible to dynamic e-commerce fulfillment needs than the automation of the past.

The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015.

Mathematical modeling is used to create realistic, data-supported warehouse designs that build confidence in MHE system expectations and sizing recommendations.

It should be clear that the list of potential underlying causes for inefficiencies in a DC at a growing company is long and many of the issues are interrelated.