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July 30, 2014




A Sparkling Social Engagement

In the summer of 2012, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse partnered with Sony Pictures for a promotion centered around the release of the blockbuster movie, “Sparkle.” It was the ideal partnership: Sony Pictures wanted to promote its new movie and Off Broadway …

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In Engagement, Marketing

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse automation, warehouses, Warehouse Management Systems, ecommerce, warehouse control systems, WMS, WCS

July 29, 2014




When a Labor Management System Makes Sense

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, especially when they’re in growth mode, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. In a nutshell, it helps managers and supervisors track and manage …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, WMS, Warehouse Management System, warehouse control system, WCS, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, picking, packing, pick/pack

July 29, 2014




The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse, distribution center, Warehouse Management System, WMS, warehouse control system, WCS, pick/pack, shipping

July 29, 2014




WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

The WMS, which has been around for about 30 years, stores and maintains a vast …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

distribution center, operations, Operations and Fulfillment, 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

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July 22, 2014




3 Steps to Turn Dimensional Weight Rates into a Profit Center

It felt like only yesterday when a package’s weight was my primary concern… well, it still is, until Dec. 29, courtesy of UPS and FedEx new dimensional weight pricing models… and then your world is cha-cha-cha-changing (to quote David Bowie).

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

Warehouse/Distribution Center, warehouse automation, warehouses, Warehouse Management Systems, ecommerce, warehouse control systems, WMS, WCS

July 15, 2014




What Growing Companies Need in a Logistics Provider

For growing ecommerce companies, timeliness is next to godliness. According to the 2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper survey, half of consumers have abandoned carts due to a lengthy delivery time or no delivery date provided on a retailer’s …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

Omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, WMS, Warehouse Management Systems, supply chain, supply chain management, HighJump Software, Accellos, Merger

July 11, 2014




Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger

Accellos and HighJump Software, two competing supply chain and warehouse management software companies, announced this week that they planned to merge.

The combined company, which will be called Acccellos, will have 11,000 customers in 23 countries and operations in North America, Asia …

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In Inventory, Omnichannel

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July 9, 2014




NRF: June Port Traffic Highest in Five Years

With the outcome of west coast port labor negotiations still up in the air, July port traffic is projected to be at the highest level in five years, according to a monthly report from the National Retail Federation.

The contract …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

July 2, 2014




Two Sides Still Talking As West Coast Ports Remain Open

As the 5 p.m. PT contract deadline came and went on July 1, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are still at the table trying to iron out their differences in order to avoid a costly …

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