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Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees  Jun 25, 2015 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart is asking most U.S. suppliers for fees to cover store and warehouse use, in an effort to wring costs out of the supply chain and boost earnings.

Using Vendor Scorecards to Rate Merchandise Suppliers  Jun 19, 2015 11:31 AM By Curt Barry

To objectively evaluate the financial and service impacts of your merchandise suppliers, here are 6 points to consider to develop a vendor scorecard system.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, June 18, 2015  Jun 18, 2015 12:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers, including Toys R Us, Amazon, HSN Inc. and Ace Hardware.

Macy’s Exec Predicts BOPS Volume Will Triple This Holiday Season  Jun 09, 2015 12:37 PM By Mike O'Brien

A Macy’s exec told IRCE attendees that buy online/pickup in store demand will be 3x higher during this year’s peak season than it was last December.

Amazon Ups Ante by Offering Free Same-Day Delivery  May 29, 2015 3:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Not to be outdone by Walmart, Amazon announced it will make 1 million items available for free same-day shipping to Prime members in 14 metro markets.

HighJump Acquires Ecommerce Platform Nexternal  May 29, 2015 9:23 AM By MCM Staff

Supply chain management solutions provider HighJump acquired cloud-based ecommerce platform firm Nexternal; HighJump merged with competitor Acellos in 2014.

The High Cost of Back Orders  May 20, 2015 8:02 AM By Curt Barry

While you may decide not to take back orders because of cost and hassle, consider what goes into those costs and how many sales you’re leaving on the table.

Walmart Undercuts Amazon on Price for Subscription Shipping Program  May 15, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart will test a $50 per year subscription ecommerce shipping service this summer, compared to Amazon Prime’s $99, that gets order to door in three days.

The West Coast Port Dispute: Lessons Learned for the Next Supply Chain Disruption  Apr 11, 2015 7:03 PM By Peter Zaballos

While it will take months for the return of normalcy after the West Coast port crisis, what about the next one? Partnering with a 3PL is one way to prepare.

Automation and Technology Best Practices Revealed at Operations Summit 2015  Apr 02, 2015 12:25 PM By Curt Barry

At Operations Summit 2015, learn how major brands apply automation and technology to their fulfillment operations, leading to process and efficiency gains.






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