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How Supply Chain Visibility Helps You Navigate Complexity  Oct 13, 2015 5:07 PM By Gary Allen

More companies are realizing the critical importance of increasing their supply chain visibility in order to meet increasingly heightened customer demands.

Pottery Barn, West Elm Already Giving Holiday Shipping Cutoffs  Oct 13, 2015 2:53 PM By Nate Lozier

You might be buying pumpkin spice spice, but holiday prep is here for major retailers, with Pottery Barn and West Elm giving their holiday shipping cutoffs.

Kohl’s Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Markets with Deliv  Oct 12, 2015 3:53 PM By MCM Staff

Kohl’s has added same-day delivery service in 6 new markets, bringing the total to 9, with help from crowdsourced last-mile delivery provider Deliv.

Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for  Oct 09, 2015 6:24 PM By MCM Staff has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that eliminated its $50 membership fee. Here’s a look at founder Marc Lore’s bold move, and the rest of the news that shaped the industry this week.

Global CEOs of 3PLs Confident of Growth Prospects  Oct 08, 2015 11:47 AM By MCM Staff

An annual survey of 3PL CEOs found they are confident about the current state and future growth potential of their companies and the industry worldwide.

AliExpress Selects Newgistics for U.S. Deliveries  Oct 07, 2015 4:39 PM By MCM Staff

Newgistics, a provider of end-to-end commerce solutions for top retailers and brands, announced that it will provide delivery services in the U.S. for products purchased through AliExpress.

Demand Rising for Holiday Peak Workers in Distribution Operations  Oct 06, 2015 12:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

Merchants are seeing a tight market for holiday peak workers in distribution and fulfillment centers, as competition and wages increase. See what staffing professionals and a top retailer have to say about the trend, and how to address it.

Inventory Systems, Availability Key to Serving Omnichannel Shoppers  Oct 05, 2015 2:27 PM By Curt Barry

Battling Amazon and customer expectations are major challenges, but supply chain and infrastructure are the real elephants in the room. How do you fix it?

Cross-Border Commerce: Managing Inventory and Fulfillment  Oct 05, 2015 10:28 AM By Lori Mitchell-Keller

Across the world, a few retail brands have built empires out of successfully leveraging both local and cross-border commerce transactions.

Week in Review: Staples Won’t Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day  Oct 02, 2015 12:00 PM By MCM Staff

And the first Christmas shoe of the 2015 holiday season has dropped… Staples has announced will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, really, a retail store not open on Thanksgiving Day? That’s sacrilege! I’m kidding, of course. This whole phenomenon of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day so shoppers could beat the Black […]

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