E-commerce Inventory Management

Get complete control of your inventory management while enhancing order fulfillment accuracy, improving planning and restocking operations, maximizing overall efficiency, increasing cash flow, and ensuring customer satisfaction. With Ryder, you leverage our 10+ million square feet of strategically located e-commerce warehouse and distribution order fulfillment centers and proprietary e-commerce inventory management technology. We also provide experienced warehouse workers and leading-edge automation to ensure your inventory is managed effectively so your business can succeed.

Warehouse Inventory Management

Maximize fulfillment, shipping, and customer experience, while optimizing your storage space and costs. With Ryder e-commerce inventory management, we receive, store, and track your product inventory in our warehouse facilities eliminating the need for using multiple vendors. Our experts and vast footprint help you expand into new markets, adapts to order volume shifts, and meet evolving consumer expectations.

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Fulfillment Centers

Reach your customers quicker than ever before. Leverage our strategically placed order fulfillment centers that surround major ports and transportation hubs. Our dedicated and multi-client warehouse and distribution center locations include New York/New Jersey, LA/Long Beach, Savannah, and Seattle, so we can deliver powerful distribution strategies that exceed your customer expectations.

Why Ryder?

Our Capabilities

Minimize stockouts and fulfill orders on time with optimized e-commerce inventory management, proven best practices, and continuous improvement.

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Enhanced SKU Management

Gain greater flexibility with how you manage and store SKUs, no matter your SKU count, with access to leading edge facilities, inventory management technology, and e-commerce warehouse automation. Our scalable inventory management systems facilitate dynamic pick locations to increase speed and efficiency, which is invaluable for businesses with broad SKU counts and high inventory turnover.

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Warehouse Automation with Advanced Robotics

Boost your efficiency with automated fulfillment solutions that implement the latest in AI and warehouse automation capabilities. When combined with our skilled warehouse workers, warehouse robots help streamline the fulfillment process and eliminate redundancies. As a result, you benefit from fast, accurate, and cost-effective inventory management that ensures your operation runs efficiently. Warehouse data including hourly pick data, daily volume, pick maps, and the ‘heat’ of pick locations is analyzed daily to identify trends and implement processes for continuous improvement.

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Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Equipped with advanced warehouse technology, our e-commerce warehouse facilities give you real-time inventory visibility, control, and accuracy. Our proprietary WMS helps you manage warehouse resources, including space, labor, equipment, and material flows. Our in-house WMS experts can quickly integrate with your existing technology stack, meaning faster onboarding and a seamless transition into our facilities. Whether we use our system or yours, you’ll have continuous visibility to your inventory.

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Take advantage of both WMS and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems working together to give you a centralized command center to control the entire lifecycle of your inventory. We are ERP agnostic, and can integrate with virtually any system you use to run your business. This allows you to see data in real-time and optimize your operation, whether you use our systems or yours.

Interested in an omnichannel logistics solution?

At Ryder, we offer a seamless omnichannel supply chain solution that includes warehousing, engineering processes, technology & automation systems, distribution, and transportation management that allows you to maintain one facility while distributing through multiple channels – direct to customer, retail or wholesale. Discover how we can help with your omnichannel fulfillment needs.

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Warehouse Inventory Management FAQs

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    • E-commerce inventory management in warehouses involves the systematic control and oversight of a company's stocked goods within an e-commerce fulfillment warehouse or distribution center. It is a crucial aspect of supply chain management, ensuring that businesses have the right amount of stock at the right time to meet customer demand while minimizing carrying costs. At Ryder, our e-commerce warehouse inventory management involves receiving, storing, and using inventory, with the goal of ensuring adequate stock levels, minimizing carrying costs, and preventing stockouts or overstock issues. Effective inventory management in warehouses contributes to cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, and streamlined warehouse operations. By ensuring accurate stock levels and minimizing excess inventory, businesses can enhance their overall supply chain efficiency.

    • Yes, Ryder gives you complete control of your inventory while reducing infrastructure and logistics costs. We receive, store, and track your product inventory in our warehouse facilities. Our proprietary inventory management technology, 10+ million square feet of strategically located e-commerce warehouse and distribution order fulfillment centers, experienced warehouse workers and leading-edge automation ensure your inventory is managed so your business can succeed.

    • Inventory management and warehouse management are distinct but interconnected aspects of supply chain operations. Inventory management primarily focuses on overseeing the levels, movement, and status of stocked goods within a company's overall inventory. It involves practices such as tracking stock levels, implementing reorder points, maintaining safety stock, and conducting cycle counting. Warehouse management is a broader discipline that encompasses the physical aspects of storing and handling inventory within a warehouse facility. Warehouse management involves optimizing the layout of the warehouse, organizing storage, managing picking and packing processes, and coordinating the overall flow of goods. It includes tasks such as order fulfillment, receiving and shipping, and the utilization of technology for efficient operations. Ryder provided e-commerce brands both warehouse management and inventory management as part of its comprehensive e-commerce fulfillment solution.

    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Inventory Management refers to the use of ERP systems to streamline and optimize the control and tracking of inventory within an organization. ERP is a comprehensive software solution that integrates various business processes and functions, including inventory management, into a unified system. ERP inventory management provides a centralized platform for businesses to manage and control their entire inventory lifecycle, from procurement and storage to order fulfillment and replenishment. RyderShip™ our ultimate e-commerce technology platform allows for seamless ERP integrations with all major e-commerce platforms.

    • Inventory for e-commerce fulfillment includes any products or goods that are stocked and stored in a fulfillment center or warehouse to be sold to customers online. This inventory can vary greatly depending on the type of e-commerce business and the products it offers. Here are some examples of what may count as inventory for e-commerce fulfillment:

      • Physical Products: This is the most common type of inventory for e-commerce fulfillment. It includes tangible goods such as clothing, electronics, books, toys, home goods, and more.
      • Raw Materials or Components: Some e-commerce businesses may sell products that require assembly or customization. In such cases, the raw materials or components needed to create the final product would be considered inventory.
      • Packaging Materials: Packaging materials such as boxes, envelopes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and tape are also considered inventory for e-commerce fulfillment. These materials are used to package orders for shipping to customers.
      • Promotional Items: E-commerce businesses may also stock promotional items such as branded merchandise, free samples, or marketing materials as part of their inventory.
      • Digital Products: While not physical, digital products such as e-books, software licenses, digital downloads, or online courses may also be managed as inventory for e-commerce fulfillment.
      • Seasonal or Limited-Time Products: Inventory may include seasonal or limited-time products that are only available for a certain period or during specific times of the year, such as holiday-themed items or limited-edition collections.
      • Return Inventory: Items that have been returned by customers but are still in resalable condition may be restocked as inventory for e-commerce fulfillment.
      • Excess Inventory: Excess inventory refers to products that are overstocked or have not sold as quickly as anticipated. Managing excess inventory effectively is important for e-commerce businesses to optimize storage space and minimize carrying costs.
      • Consignment Inventory: Some e-commerce businesses may work with suppliers or vendors on a consignment basis, where the supplier retains ownership of the inventory until it is sold to a customer. In such cases, the consigned inventory would still be managed as part of the e-commerce fulfillment process.
      • Overall, inventory for e-commerce fulfillment encompasses a wide range of products, materials, and goods that are stored and managed in fulfillment centers or warehouses to support online sales and order processing. Efficient inventory management is essential for e-commerce businesses to ensure accurate stock levels, minimize storage costs, and meet customer demand effectively.
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