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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

Newgistics Hires Former Staples, Walmart Exec as CIO  Jul 17, 2015 9:37 AM By MCM Staff

Newgistics hired Gene Wojciechowski as chief information officer. He was formerly CIO of Walmart.com and also worked in IT management at Staples and UPS.

Appellate Court Upholds Ruling That FedEx Drivers Were Employees  Jul 16, 2015 11:09 AM By Mike O'Brien

A federal appellate court has ruled against FedEx in a case from 2003 involving 500 drivers in Kansas who claimed they were misclassified as contractors.

Batteries Plus Bulbs Strengthens Omnichannel Capabilities with New Dynamic Ecommerce Platform  Jul 15, 2015 7:21 AM By MCM Staff

Batteries Plus Bulbs creates a seamless online and mobile shopping experience by integrating new omnichannel features and functionalities, such as buy online and pick up in store.

QVC to Open First West Coast Distribution Center  Jul 15, 2015 6:08 AM By Tim Parry

QVC will open a state-of-the-art distribution center in Ontario, California. When the new facility begins operation in the third quarter of 2016, it will serve as a West Coast distribution hub for QVC.

NLRB Files Complaint against USPS over Staples Deal  Jul 14, 2015 8:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

The National Labor Relations Board says the U.S. Postal Service violated labor laws by joining a Staples shipping partner program without union negotiation.

Gap and Virgin Hotels Bring Room Service to the Next Level  Jul 14, 2015 7:05 AM By MCM Staff

Gap is bringing same-day delivery to the next level for Virgin Hotels’ guests in Chicago. By leveraging Gap’s reserve in store technology, hotel guests can shop on gap.com to reserve the styles they want and within a few hours try and purchase the items they reserved.

SingPost and Alibaba Group to Expand Ecommerce Logistics Cooperation  Jul 14, 2015 6:53 AM By MCM Staff

SingPost and Alibaba Group have taken the next step to establish end-to-end ecommerce logistics platform. Alibaba is investing in Quantium Solutions International, a SingPost subsidiary, and SingPost and Alibaba Group will enter into joint strategic business development framework to improve efficiency and integration in ecommerce logistics.

What IT Skillsets Do You Need for an OMS or ERP Install?  Jul 13, 2015 4:57 PM By Curt Barry

With a new ERP or OMS implementation, you need to assess user and IT skillsets. To help you navigate this difficult process, here are 5 key areas to assess.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 13, 2015  Jul 13, 2015 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!  Jul 10, 2015 7:07 PM By MCM Staff

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day… and that means a lot of speculation… Keep reading to find out more about Prime Day, and the wrap-up of the rest of this week’s news…






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