FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Order Fulfillment 101

The term order fulfillment refers to everything a company does between receiving an order from a customer and placing the product in the customer’s hands. Moreover, it refers to the way firms respond to customer orders, and the process they take to move products from those orders, to the customer. Order fulfillment processes vary widely.

Though every industry operates their order fulfillment operations differently, it’s generally accepted that the quicker an order can be delivered, the happier a customer is going to be. More and more companies are starting to outsource their order fulfillment duties with the goal of expediting deliveries. Commonly, they partner with third party logistics firms. These firms keep a fully stocked inventory of the company’s products and fulfill all orders in a timely manner. As a result, the manufacturing company does not have to complete any additional tasks to ensure that the product is delivered properly to the end user.

The fulfillment process includes the warehousing of products, receiving the order, “picking” (finding) the items ordered in the warehouse, “packing” (packaging) those items, “shipping” it to the right address, and notifying the customer that their order is on the way.

Our Calgary order fulfillment experts can help you develop fast, accurate, and cost-efficient order fulfillment systems and strategies for different products and order profiles, reducing your transaction costs and giving you a competitive advantage over other suppliers.

Many new businesses start out performing their own Calgary fulfillment processes while the business is small, as this can be cost-effective and a good choice early on when few orders are being handled. As the business grows, however, the amount of time that the fulfillment process takes for the company and its employees may become too great, and less cost effective.

Fulfillment centers are a vital aspect of any business that’s expanding. Your office can only act as your warehouse for so long before you begin to lose your computer under stacks of shipping materials. A fulfillment center is designed to house your product and provide pack and pick services as soon as orders come in.

Our focus on operational excellence means you get consistent quality across your fulfillment operations. Designing and operating a warehouse that delivers bottom-line benefits is the core focus of all our solutions. By outsourcing your Alberta order fulfillment, you’re lowering your overhead because you’re just paying for the amount of shipping you’re doing and not having to pay for staff during slow times or increase staff during the holiday buying rush.

Outsourcing your order fulfillment will make your people more productive, your organization more efficient, and your business more competitive.

More FMi Blog Posts

FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Steam Ship or Diesel Ship?

Have you wondered why we still are using use the term “steamship” in the freight forwarding world today? Do your containers move across the oceans of todays world on steam-powered ships?
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered.

Transportation Of Heavy Equipment

Moving heavy equipment can be a pretty tricky task. You will face many hurdles when it is time to move your large and heavy machinery.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Message From The President

Thanks for taking the time to read. If you have something to share, please do. This past month seemed to be full of technology related challenges in our world.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Order Fulfillment 101

The term order fulfillment refers to everything a company does between receiving an order from a customer and placing the product in the customer’s hands.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Why Companies Are Turning To 3PL’s

Third-party logistics providers are an excellent resource and an integral part of the ultimate success of your growing business. A third-party logistics provider, also known as a 3PL, acts as your logistics partner to manage the process of warehousing and shipping product on your behalf.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

National / International Supply Chain Disruption - Message from the President

By now we are all aware there are significant issues that risk disruption to our transportation supply chains across the country.  These issues are complex and given the recent publicity of what is looking to be an impasse that may last some time, we want to ensure our customers and partners are aware of these risks.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

How to fit Reverse Logistics into Traditional Logistics

The amount of returned goods that need to be sent back in the opposite direction of a normal supply chain network is much bigger than most people think.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered.

How Does Pick And Pack Distribution Benefit My Business?

Pick and pack provides a cost-effective, flexible, secure and efficient way of catering for the individual fulfillment needs of your businesses and your customers.
FMi Logistics Calgary Exceptional. Logistics. Delivered

Message from the President

I trust this message finds you safe and well. A brief update on what FMi continues to do in the spirit of keeping our people healthy and safe.
Get An Estimate

REQUEST A QUOTE NOW