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Technology ARCHIVE

Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014  Aug 05, 2014 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon’s plans for new sortation centers are part of its larger goals of getting close to the customer, Sunday delivery and competing with major carriers.

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?

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.

Study: 83% of Retail Execs Say Supply Chain Not Optimized  Jun 24, 2014 12:31 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a new study from PwC, commissioned by JDA Software, 83% of retail executives said their supply chains were not optimized for omnichannel.

GoECart, Bongo International Partner on Global Ecommerce Offering  Jun 19, 2014 12:15 PM By Mike O'Brien

GoECart has partnered with Bongo International to make global ecommerce easier and quicker for GoECart customers.

Endicia Introduces First Pay-On-Use Capability for USPS Return Labels  Jun 13, 2014 6:09 PM By Mike O'Brien

Endicia’s first-of-its-kind “pay-on-use” returns system allows online retailers to send non-prepaid USPS return labels, so postage is only deducted if the returned item hits the mail stream.

Shoe Carnival to Roll out Ship-From-Store  Jun 04, 2014 3:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Shoe Carnival said its transition from 3PL to ship-from-store is foundational in terms of its overall omnichannel strategy.

Seven Ways to Merge the Physical and Digital with Order Management  Jun 03, 2014 12:30 PM By MCM Staff

Retailers must blend the physical and digital worlds into a seamless omnichannel experience to attract and retain today’s empowered shoppers.






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