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Operations & FulfillmentMay 06, 2016 2:49 PM By Mike O'Brien
Following on the heels of FedEx’s move earlier this year, UPS plans to update its fee structure for larger parcels, decreasing the size of items that incur an extra $10.50 handling charge. Under the new rule, packages with a long side of 48″ or more will be subject to the charge as of June 6. The previous threshold was 60″.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 05, 2016 1:18 PM By Mike O'Brien
Continuing its relentless push into logistics to shore up carrier network capacity issues, Amazon has struck a deal with major air transport firm Atlas Air of Purchase, NY, leasing 20 of its Boeing 767-300 jets and taking up to a 30% stake in the company. Atlas is also a supplier of transport planes to UPS.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 05, 2016 11:40 AM By Adam Vitarello
While consumerism is alive and well, people are increasingly green-minded. The “circular economy” brings both streams together: Wanting our stuff now while pursuing sustainability. Find out how forward-looking brands are making strides in marrying the two seemingly disparate dynamics.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 05, 2016 9:43 AM By MCM Staff
Pregis is investmenting $17 million in its Grand Rapids, MI facility, while also changing its name to Pregis Films, reflecting a 2015 acquisition.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 04, 2016 2:29 PM By Curt Barry
At the recent Operations Summit 2016, a panel on warehouse software strategy was effective because each participant articulated a radically different approaches to order management and warehouse management functionality. Learn about each one and why it clicked for the organization.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 04, 2016 11:09 AM By Mike O'Brien
Looking to differentiate from competitors on fulfillment speed, Shopify is offering its small-to-medium-sized merchant customers same-day delivery services – often within an hour – through an integration partnership with Postmates
Operations & FulfillmentMay 03, 2016 2:03 PM By Howard Rosenberg
Considering the growth in ecommerce returns, merchants need to rethink merchandise liquidation strategy. Technology and expertise is one way to address it. Here are some tips that can help you recoup more value from returned goods while keeping the focus on your core business, including the use of technology solutions.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 03, 2016 10:36 AM By Mike O'Brien
A final hurdle to FedEx’s proposed $4.8 billion acquisition of Dutch carrier TNT Express NV has been cleared via an unconditional approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The deal has already been blessed by authorities in the EU and Brazil, after an initial challenge last fall by the former. The deal will bring FedEx close to parity with UPS in Europe, or possibly launch it into second place behind EU market leader DHL.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 02, 2016 2:47 PM By Keith McCall
There is a real need for retailers to find shipping solutions that can help evolve them and manage costs as they deploy new stores and warehouses. Here are three strategies that retailers can take to better manage their complexities.
Operations & FulfillmentMay 02, 2016 2:11 PM By Mike O'Brien
Erik Caldwell, senior vice president of logistics and supply chain for Hudson’s Bay Company, was featured in Multichannel Merchant’s April 2016 cover story talking about his role there, industry trends and the company’s acquisition of Gilt. In this excerpt from the Q&A, see what Caldwell has to say about the impact of omnichannel or “all-channel” on the retail world.
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