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Operations & Fulfillment ARCHIVE

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.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Aug. 5, 2015  Aug 05, 2015 9:50 AM By Mike O'Brien

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

Why Retailers are Slow to Go Omnichannel  Aug 05, 2015 8:01 AM By Tim Parry

Retailers throw out the term omnichannel like every merchant is offering their customers the ability to buy online and pick up in store. But truth be told,that’s a big part of the reason you’re seeing a slowdown of omnichannel roll-outs. Here’s why omnichannel tends to fail at the store level.

Macy’s To Expand Same-Day Delivery to 9 New Markets  Aug 04, 2015 1:06 PM By Mike O'Brien

After a successful fall pilot in 8 markets, Macy’s is expanding same-day delivery service to 9 additional metro areas, giving it greater reach than Amazon.

UPS to Acquire Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion  Aug 04, 2015 10:43 AM By MCM Staff

UPS will acquire Coyote Logistics, a technology-driven, non-asset based truckload freight brokerage company, for $1.8 billion from Warburg Pincus.

Are You Holding Onto Your Fulfillment System Too Long?  Aug 03, 2015 3:58 PM By Curt Barry

Your OMS or ERP system may be right for your call center, merchandisers and web integration. But are the requirements the same as they were 10-15 years ago?

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