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Consumers are demanding more than ever before – not only in the quantity of demand but in the convenience of experience. They expect faster delivery and more accurate order fulfillment. Given the variables in last-mile delivery, the cost to meet consumer expectations is only growing, so traditional distribution strategies are no longer cutting it for the bottom line.
Retailers need a way to shorten the supply chain and improve order reactivity to increase profitability amid growing consumer expectations.
There's now a better way to meet demand and exceed expectations.
To increase profitability amid growing consumer demands, retailers can adopt a micro-fulfillment strategy utilizing dense, scalable, and flexible storage and automated order picking solutions in dedicated spaces near the consumer.
Moving order fulfillment closer to the consumer which decreases order cycle time.
Automation can provide more than 4x higher productivity versus manually picking each unit.
Automation removes store employees from the sales floor and brings online order picking to back-of-store.
Moving fulfillment closer to the customer decreases the distance that it takes to deliver the order. (Curbside or in-store pickup eliminates this cost by transferring delivery responsibility to the customer).
Converting underperforming stores to dark stores can allow an asset to continue to provide value.
Providing fast and convenient delivery of online orders may increase customer base.
Moving online business to micro-fulfillment centers may allow upgrades to large distribution centers to be avoided or delayed.
One Strategy, Several Applications
The need for goods-to-person micro-fulfillment is present across many verticals.
Hyperlocal, High-Speed Fulfillment
Combining the speed of localized, in-store pick-up with the efficiency of large, automated warehouses.
These dedicated spaces for order processing are often referred to as Micro-Fulfillment Centers (MFCs) and can take several forms.
Technology Considered in a Micro-Fulfillment Center
Explore the technologies used in a micro-fulfillment center.
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