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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Warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Operations and Fulfillment, ecommerce, direct-to-consumer, DTC operations, FedEx, FedEx Ground, HomeGoods, Keystone Automotive Corp., Jelly Belly

March 31, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, March 31, 2015

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

Radio Shack has hired a New York real estate firm, DJM Real Estate, to sell seven industrial properties, including four distribution centers in …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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

March 26, 2015




Set Goals – Report Results – Improve Productivity

We believe most employees want to be in alignment with your goals as a manager, and to contribute in meaningful ways to the success of your business. But as I consult with companies on benchmarking and productivity, I find many …

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In Blog, Customer Service

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March 22, 2015




Retailers Need to Face Same-day Delivery Dilemma

Why can I order a pizza from Dominos.com and get it delivered in about an hour, but I can’t order a pizza stone online from an brick and mortar retailer and have it delivered in time to make dinner?

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In Blog, fulfillment

fulfillment center, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, shipping/delivery, direct-to-customer, ecommerce, FedEx, Walmart, Amazon, Ikea, Belk, Wolverine Worldwide

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 management system, wms, order management system, OMS, operations and fulfillment, direct-to-customer, direct-to-customer ecommerce, DTC, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, IBM, QuickBooks, Peachtree Software, Salesforce.com, AppRiver, Box.com, Constant Contact

March 16, 2015




Should You Look to Cloud Computing for Your DTC Operations?

I was talking with a client recently about his company’s transition over the past three years to cloud processing for order management, warehouse management and POS. He is extremely pleased with the outcome and would never go back to …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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March 11, 2015




A Fulfillment By Amazon Consideration Checklist

While Amazon may be known for its superior user experience, the services it offers sellers are just as compelling. For third-party sellers looking to optimize their Amazon strategy, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) lets them utilize the ecommerce giant’s expansive and …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

fulfillment center, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, shipping/delivery, direct-to-customer, ecommerce, FedEx, Walmart, Amazon, Ikea, Belk, Wolverine Worldwide

March 4, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, March 4, 2015

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

Officials announced that Fall River, MA reached a tax agreement with Amazon for a new distribution center there, part of which would also …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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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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February 26, 2015




Selecting Technology That Best Fits Your Direct-to-Consumer Business

To replace your current Order Management (OMS) or Warehouse Management System (WMS), there are a wide variety of choices. Should you go with a specialized OMS, or would an enterprise-wide system such as an ERP be the best choice?

From …

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