Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, RFID, warehouse devices, warehouse handheld devices

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

call center, call center management, distribution center, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, inventory management, Operations and Fulfillment, retail inventory, Warehouse/Distribution Center

January 29, 2015




The 2 Cent Refund Check – What Are Operational Inefficiencies Really Costing You?

As God is my witness, this is a true story. It’s an example I challenge the reader to find in their business and eradicate.

My car insurance company issued me a $0.02 check on Jan. 6 with this explanation on the …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Returns, returns policy, holiday returns, retail, online retail, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, operations and fulfillment, shipping/delivery

January 27, 2015




Complexity of Returns Grows as Ecommerce Does

While overall return rates are not increasing dramatically, they are on the rise, forcing ecommerce merchants to optimize their supply chain squeeze as much value as they can out of returned merchandise.
In this executive summary about returns, you will …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, Macy's, Procter & Gamble, Meijer Inc., FedEx, Nike, Home Goods, Primark, ReallyGoodStuff.com

January 26, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 26, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Macy’s plans to take over 400,000 square feet of an old Campbell’s Soup plant in Sacramento, using it as a new distribution …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Ecommerce, ecommerce returns, Amazon, Zappos, Dell, Gap, Neiman Marcus, Nike, Apple, Nordstrom, Target, Walmart, Sephora, StellaService, customer experience, holiday returns, free returns, returns processing

January 26, 2015




Retailers Focus on Returns Excellence as Processing Time Shrinks

The average time for processing returns of online purchases decreased from 10.6 days to 9.5 days between Q4 2013 and Q4 2014, according to StellaService, as more retailers are placing greater emphasis on that key aspect of the customer experience.

At the same time, …

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In customer experience, News

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January 21, 2015




Why It’s Time for U.S. Companies to Get Serious about Going Global

Noah Maffit, a former EVP and general manager of Live Nation and others like him are sounding a wakeup call for American digital marketers. He says those who aren’t actively developing their international online markets are missing their best …

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In Blog, Global

Operations and Fulfillment, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, Macy's, Procter & Gamble, Meijer Inc., FedEx, Nike, Home Goods, Primark, ReallyGoodStuff.com

January 20, 2015




Start Planning Now for Fall and Holiday 2015 Peak Season Operations

You’ve barely finished shipping fall and holiday, but it’s time to assess your 2014 peak season operations performance and start planning for peak season 2015. What are your objectives for improvements in 2015? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, order management, order management system, OMS, warehouse management system, value-added reseller, VAR, Curt Barry

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

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution, fulfillment center, Amazon, Radio Shack, Kmart, Under Armour, FedEx, FedEx Ground, FreshDirect, Kingsdown, Operations and Fulfillment

January 13, 2015




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 13, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Under Armour has started to hire managers for its distribution center being built in Mt. Juliet, TN. The facility is on track to …

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In Inventory, News

2015

January 10, 2015




3 New Year’s Resolutions for Retailers

During dramatic growth periods, companies must remain in total control to reap the benefits. For those looking to grow rapidly in 2015, meeting and exceeding revenue goals should be a deliberate process. The New Year is a perfect time to get …

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