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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July 3, 2015




Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …

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operations and fulfillment, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, Volvo, JM Smucker, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree, Bon-Ton, FedEx Ground, Ferguson Enterprises, United Furniture Industries, RadioShack, RadioShack bankruptcy, Bon-Ton Stores

July 2, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 2, 2015

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

Volvo has opened a new 1-million-square-foot distribution center in Byhalia, MI, closing a smaller hub in Memphis and consolidating in the larger building.

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Operations and fulfillment, Operations Summit, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, OSHA, picking and packing, warehouse safety, warehouse safety tips, eBay, UPS, Innotrac

July 1, 2015




7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center

I will never forget this accident.

On a Sunday I got a call from a client, asking that I come immediately to their distribution center several hours away. Literally a wall of improperly stacked product had collapsed due to crushed …

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distribution center, ecommerce fulfillment, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment, vendor scorecard, warehouse/distribution center

June 19, 2015




Using Vendor Scorecards to Rate Merchandise Suppliers

How do you evaluate the vendors who supply your merchandise?

If you ask someone in merchandising, operations or accounting about vendor performance, chances are each will give you widely different answers. The merchandiser will consider the sales and margin and …

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Operations and Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery, distribution center, Warehouse/Distribution Center, fulfillment center, Amazon, Amazon.com, Fulfillment By Amazon, FBA, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Now, UPS, Uber, Lyft, Deliv, Roadie, Target, Postmates, comScore, Google, Ulta Salon, Google same-day delivery

June 17, 2015




Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts

While the extent of consumer demand to have orders show up at the front door yesterday remains an open question, activity and investment around same-day delivery remains red hot. From Apple and Postmates to Amazon, Ulta, Uber and beyond, companies …

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Amazon, Amazon.com, Amazon Prime, FedEx, FedEx Ground, USPS, U.S. Postal Service

June 15, 2015




Amazon Quietly Expands Prime, Allows Direct-From-Merchant Shipping

Looking to expand the massive rolls of Amazon Prime even further, the ecommerce giant has quietly begun expanding its estimated 20 million Prime eligible listings by adding items that ship directly from merchants, according to the Wall Street Journal. Normally, merchants …

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west coast port slowdown, West Coast ports labor issues, National Retail Federation, NRF, Retail Industry Leadership Association, RILA, retail, shipping news, operations and fulfillment, PMA, ILWU, The PORTS Act

June 9, 2015




Proposed Law Would Let Governors Intervene in Port Slowdowns

A bill proposed by two Republican senators would overhaul the Taft-Hartley Act, giving governors the authority to invoke the 1947 labor act in the case of crippling labor disputes, like the one that caused gridlock at 29 West Coast ports for nine …

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distribution center, warehouse/distribution center, fulfillment center, Five Below, Techtronic Industries, FedEx Ground, FedEx, CVS Caremark, Amazon, Amazon.com, Michael Kors, IKEA, operations and fulfillment

June 8, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 8, 2015

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

Youth apparel retailer Five Below opened a 1 million-square-foot-plus distribution center in Oldmans, NJ. The company will initially occupy 700,000 square feet of the space.

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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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