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Integrating Key Logistics Practices for Effective Digital Commerce Health

Nowadays, as trends shift from Ecommerce to Digital Commerce, more Ecommerce companies are now integrating strategies such as Omni-channel, exploiting social media and other consumer-facing technologies for effective and integrated marketing for their businesses. This has in turn, significantly impacted E-tailers in terms of their logistics practices for their warehouses.

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According to estimates by Temasek and Google, the Ecommerce market in Singapore alone is expected to be worth US$5.4 billion by 2025. Coupled also with the rise of a consumerist appetite amongst the middle class in countries such as China, India and Indonesia, Digital Commerce is only going to expand further in the future. E-tailers, therefore feel more compelled to direct their focus through effective Logistics.

The following highlights some ways of integrating logistics practices in the warehouse.

1. Implementing an Effective Picking strategy

Basically, there are seven picking methods that companies may implement.

• Discrete Order Picking

A simple picking method where one order picker picks one order, one line at a time. Orders are not scheduled and can be picked at any time on a particular day.

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Doreen Teng, PDLM
Doreen Teng has substantive years of experiences in the IT and manufacturing industries, providing customer service and logistics support. She is a member of Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Doreen holds a Diploma in Economics from the University of London. She completed the Professional Diploma in Logistics Management (PDLM) course on March 2019 at SIPMM Institute.

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