Fulfillment ARCHIVE

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.

10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs  Jul 29, 2014 1:28 PM By Curt Barry

Multichannel Merchant contributor Curt Barry offers some best practices to optimize your warehouse efficiency.

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.

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.

Return to Sender: Making Package Returns Easy, Part II  Jul 22, 2014 11:59 AM By Amine Khechfe

Endicia CEO Amine Khechfé shares some more best practices for making returns of items purchased online easier for consumers.

Sears and Kmart Expand In-store Pickup Across Brands  Jul 10, 2014 9:46 AM By Mike O'Brien

To consolidate its omnichannel offerings, Sears and Kmart customers do online order pickup at either store, regardless of which website is used.

IDS Acquires Aspen Logistics  Jul 07, 2014 3:34 PM By MCM Staff

The purchase of Aspen builds on Plainfield, IN-based IDS’s strategy in e-fulfillment to serve 90% of the US with 2-day ground service, a critical component in the rapidly expanding ecommerce market.






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