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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Opens State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center  Aug 26, 2015 11:32 AM By MCM Staff

The fulfillment center, which began transitioning fulfillment operations in June, was designed with the customer in mind and supports The Bon-Ton Stores’ expanding ecommerce business and aggressive omnichannel growth.

HSN’s Distribution Center Consolidation Will Speed Up Delivery Times  Aug 25, 2015 12:09 PM By Tim Parry

HSN’s plan to consolidate its Roanoke, VA distribution center with its DC in Piney Flats, TN, will lead to faster delivery times for its customers, CEO Mindy Grossman said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call earlier this month.

Some Quick Distribution Center Fixes Before the Holiday Season  Aug 25, 2015 10:26 AM By Curt Barry

Even though fall is just about upon us, there is still a window of opportunity to make sure you’re distribution center is ready for this year’s holiday peak season. If you’re starting from scratch, or learning from last year’s lessons, here are a couple quick assessments and fixes to help get your distribution center facility, staff and operations prepped and ready for this year’s peak season.

Meeting Your Customer’s Expectations This Holiday Season  Aug 24, 2015 3:04 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you ready what your customers are expecting for holiday 2015? In this video, Ian MacDonald, director of ecommerce for Silver Star Brands talks about what he thinks customers will expect this holiday season.

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials  Aug 21, 2015 4:36 PM By MCM Staff

In a week heavy with retail financials from major companies, there were some clear winners and losers.

The Internet of (Postal) Things Is Coming  Aug 21, 2015 8:24 AM By Mike O'Brien

Based on the Internet of Things, the U.S. Postal Service envisions a network of sensor-based connected devices to enhance services and drive efficiencies.

Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?  Aug 20, 2015 3:43 PM By Curt Barry

Tribal knowledge within your DC operations can be a good thing – that is, until the walking repository isn’t around. Here are tips for avoiding the snares.

Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position  Aug 20, 2015 10:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

While cargo is flowing back to West coast ports after labor issues were settled, it’s growing faster at East and Gulf ports as shippers weigh their options.

4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season  Aug 19, 2015 12:33 PM By Amine Khechfe

Online sellers — what’s the key to winning over millennial shoppers this back-to-school season? These quick tips will help you reach and convert them.

French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL  Aug 18, 2015 10:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, France’s supply chain giant Geodis plans to acquire U.S.-based 3PL OHL for an estimated $800 million.

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