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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

Coyote Acquisition Helps UPS with Backhaul, Peak Season Demand  Aug 18, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

The ability to buy its way into the full truckload (FTL) brokerage sector and provide backhaul services are what led UPS to its $1.8B Coyote acquisition.

Is Order Attribution a Waste of Time and Money?  Aug 17, 2015 5:06 PM By Allen Abbott

In his 2008 book Buyology: “Truth and Lies about Why We Buy,” Martin Lindstrom concluded that 85% of our buying behavior is dictated by emotion, not rational thought.

Startup Wonolo Gives Ecommerce Firms On-Demand Staffing  Aug 17, 2015 4:29 PM By Mike O'Brien

Startup Wonolo, an app that matches workers with available temp positions, has based much of its growth on ecommerce firms needing fulfillment staff.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Aug. 17, 2015  Aug 17, 2015 9:43 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced B2B and B2C distribution center and fulfillment center expansions, additions and closures.

Week in Review: Is an Exclusive Tmall Deal a Good Move for Macy’s?  Aug 15, 2015 10:42 AM By MCM Staff

Macy’s is heading East… to China. The department store retailer has formed a joint venture with Fung Retailing Limited and will have its own online store on Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform. But is exclusivity good or bad for Macy’s, or any brand?

NASA Helps Google Skirt Drone Testing Rules  Aug 13, 2015 10:31 AM By Mike O'Brien

Google has been quietly conducting drone testing for the past year through a deal with NASA, effectively skirting FAA rules that Amazon has been abiding by.

Amazon to Open First Fulfillment Center in Illinois  Aug 11, 2015 3:40 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon has announced plans to open a nearly 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill. The site, which will create 1,000 full-time jobs when it opens, is the company’s first in the state.

USPS Sees Smaller Loss, Gains in Package Delivery for Q3  Aug 11, 2015 3:27 PM By Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Postal Service saw a smaller net loss in its third quarter, and continues to record gains in its shipping and package operations.

5 Steps to Lessen Higher Minimum Wage Impact in Your Distribution Center  Aug 11, 2015 9:49 AM By Curt Barry

In order to soften the blow from any upcoming federal minimum wage increase, here are 5 ways to increase productivity in your retail distribution center.

Week in Review: Is Back to School Still Cool?  Aug 09, 2015 9:26 AM By MCM Staff

Back to school shopping wasn’t cool when you were a kid… and apparently it wasn’t too cool in July. Back to school sales seemed to be slumping, and the season seemed to be taking on a new life a la the traditional holiday shopping season.

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