Walmart, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, ecommerce, retail, retail supply chain, supply chain costs

June 25, 2015




Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees

Walmart has begun asking most of its suppliers for fees to cover the costs of carrying inventory and use of its warehouses and distribution centers, in an effort to cover those costs and apply the fees more uniformly.

The fees …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

March 18, 2015




Choosing the Right Warehouse Management System for Your Needs

How can you determine what benefits a warehouse management system (WMS) can bring to your business? One simple answer: A full function WMS provides greater control of inventory and management of labor within the four walls of the fulfillment center.

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, Wal-Mart, Subaru, FedEx Ground, Whirlpool

January 26, 2015




5 Criteria for Selecting Warehouse Devices and Gaining Efficiency

Implementing new handheld devices in your warehouse is a daunting and costly endeavor. Equipping each vehicle with the necessary devices can put a dent in your budget, and managing thousands of pallets and accessing their locations on demand requires optimum …

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In Automation, Blog

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, Walmart, QVC, Simon & Schuster, FedEx, Urban Outfitters, Conn's HomePlus

November 24, 2014




In Year-End Warehouse Software Discounts, All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

As the year end approaches, software vendors often offer significant discounts in order to secure your business and book it in the current year. This is also true with some vendors at the end of each quarter. But don’t …

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In Blog, Operations & Fulfillment

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October 21, 2014




JD.com Launches Warehouse and Logistics Initiative in Time for Singles’ Day

JD.com, a Chinese-based ecommerce company, announced the launch of its warehouse and logistics initiative ahead of China’s Singles Day, 11/11, which produced sales of $5.75 billion last year.

This is part of a $1 billion push to expand storage and processing …

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In Ecommerce, Global

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

October 4, 2014




Your 2014 Guide to Warehouse Management Systems

Here’s the most comprehensive guide to warehouse management systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations.
You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them.
Download this warehouse …

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In vendor roundup

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

September 29, 2014




Tip Sheet: Managing Your Warehouse

Managing a multichannel warehouse is a fairly easy thing. All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory. And from there, a thousand other factors assault you.

In this Tip Sheet from Multichannel Merchant, you …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, tip-sheet

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, DC, FC, Amazon, Amazon.com, FedEx, Target, Walmart, Ace Hardware, operations and fulfillment

August 19, 2014




IRS Tax Change Will Impact Warehouse Owners

Starting this tax year, a major change to the Internal Revenue Service code will impact how owners of business property assets, including warehouses and distribution centers, can deduct expenses for work done on their facilities.

In some cases it will …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, retail ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, Cabela's, Amazon, iHerb, Amazon.com, order fulfillment automation, warehouse automation, warehouse/distribution center

July 29, 2014




10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs

A client quipped the other day, “You know, managing a multichannel warehouse is a pretty easy thing.  All you have to do is manage the labor, the freight and the inventory!”  And from there a thousand other factors assault you.

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, DC, FC, Amazon, Amazon.com, FedEx, Target, Walmart, Ace Hardware, operations and fulfillment

June 3, 2014




Warehouse Management Systems, Warehouse Control Systems: Partners in Distribution Efficiency

Experts in operations and fulfillment agree there is a place for both cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) and locally installed warehouse control systems (WCS). This is because the high volume of distribution center traffic, driven by the explosive growth in …

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