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Holiday Season, Peak Season, OND (October, November, December) - whatever you call it, is a make-it-or-break-it moment for warehousing businesses. Some businesses double their typical order volume during this time of year. A sudden spike in volume, no matter how prepared you are, can throw a wrench in your operations if something goes wrong.
OND is a huge opportunity to bring in revenue, delight customers, create loyal fans, and meet your yearly goals. There are many things you can do to prepare your warehouse and your people for the increased volume.
For expert advice on how to get the most out of your operations and avoid common mistakes, download the round-table discussion hosted by Infoplus and eHub.
Holiday Prep for warehousing and logistics boils down to two methods:
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To prepare your warehouse for Peak Season, take a look at our article on 5 Red Flags for Your Warehouse and Shipping Operations During OND Season. This article goes over 5 common, yet often overlooked, optimizations and considerations to look into as you prepare for Peak Season.
To prepare your people, you need to think bigger. Think about what they will be doing, what tools they will be using, and how to make sure they are trained and knowledgeable about your procedures, technology, and expectations. For some ideas and thoughts on preparing your people for a successful Peak Season, take a look at the 17 Practical Ways to Prepare Your Warehouse for the Holidays article to do a quick health check.
Finally, you can also take some steps to prepare and optimize your WMS to handle the increased volume. For some recommendations on what steps to take to get the most out of your WMS this Peak Season, take a look at How to Prepare Your WMS for Increased Volume During the Holidays. In this article, you'll get tips such as finding ways to streamline processes that might be taking longer than necessary, how to clean up outstanding errors, and where to get help if things don't go according to plan.
To put it all together, download the recording of a webinar round-table discussion with industry experts in the warehousing and logistics industry from Infoplus and eHub:
Infoplus partnered with eHub, a fulfillment and shipping solution, for a round-table discussion on how 3PLs specifically can plan and prepare for the expected increased volume throughout OND. 3 warehousing and logistics experts discuss what to expect, how to prepare, and what to do if things go awry.
And when you are ready to invest in a WMS that can give you the right insights so you can tackle your next OND season, contact us.
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