10 things eft’s been reading this week

Achieving the perfect order

Getting the package to the customer exactly as they want, meaning in the right time window, with all the components, completely undamaged and with all documents in order – otherwise known as the perfect order – is an admirable goal but a huge challenge in practice. Even the smallest bump in the journey of a good to its end destination can suddenly make the perfect order unachievable. So, in this week’s 10 things we have a look at the perfect order, how companies are trying to get closer to it and what effect this is having on overall costs.

Achieving the Impossible Dream: Perfect Order Performance. [Industry Week]

How Full Freight Visibility Can Help Improve Customer Service. [Logistics Viewpoints]

On-demand warehouses power today’s hip consumer brands. [Curbed]

Amid eCommerce Rise, Logistics Costs Up 11.4 Pct In 2018. [pymnts.com]

Reducing Expenses by Streamlining Your Ecommerce Supply Chain. [MultiChannel Merchant]

All hail the e-commerce consumer. [DC Velocity]

The holy grail of final-mile delivery success? Simplicity. [FreightWaves]

Target cuts costs 40% through store fulfilment. [Supply Chain Dive]

Ecommerce fulfillment in a one-day shipping world. [Digital Commerce 360]

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy. [Business Facilities]

If you would like to attend a whole conference built around the concept of improving operations so you can achieve a perfect order, then you need to be at the 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Europe this October.

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