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WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?  Jul 29, 2014 1:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

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 Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS  Jul 29, 2014 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

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 over the comfort of relying on a vendor.

When a Labor Management System Makes Sense  Jul 29, 2014 12:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. So the question becomes: when does investment in an LMS make sense for my operations? And what are the main criteria to consider in making this important decision?

Where Is Your Inventory Holding Cost Barometer?  Jul 29, 2014 12:49 PM By Mike O'Brien

How are you handling retail inventory management? Your answer to this critical question can lead to increases in your top and bottom line – or added costs if your inventory is bloated, hard to access or poorly allocated.

MCM Outlook: Global Ecommerce Opportunity Beckons  Jul 29, 2014 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

If you’re a merchant and you’re not engaged in global ecommerce, you’re missing out on a massive opportunity. Are you ready to build your global ecommerce business? Download this MCM Outlook 2014 report.

Growing Global Attendees Challenged to Pursue Major Opportunity  Jul 23, 2014 11:02 AM By Mike O'Brien

Attendees at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference last week heard again and again that the global ecommerce window is wide open.

Speed Commerce Goes 100% Ecommerce  Jul 22, 2014 1:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

In order to focus completely on its ecommerce Speed Commerce has completed the sale of its legacy distribution business segment to WYNIT Distribution, LLC.

Chinese Ecommerce Market Exploding But Logistics Tricky  Jul 22, 2014 12:16 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the Chinese ecommerce market is growing wildly, getting goods there can prove tricky, attendees were told at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference.

Incoming UPS CEO Backs Trade Agreements  Jul 22, 2014 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Incoming UPS CEO David Abney said the company has to focus on growing international economies, better use technology and keeping the focus on employees.

Omnichannel Demand Drives Accellos/HighJump Merger  Jul 11, 2014 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Accellos and HighJump Software merged this week, driven by omnichannel demand.

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