Inventory ARCHIVE

Forget The Rotting Fruit on West Coast Docks – Where’s My Order from eBay?  Feb 20, 2015 12:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

The intractable West coast port labor dispute may lead to shutdowns costing the U.S. economy $1.9 billion per day, but where’s my Turkish backgammon board?

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Feb. 18, 2015  Feb 18, 2015 11:08 AM By Mike O'Brien

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

Multiple DCs May Be Best Bet to Reduce Shipping Costs and Time to Customer  Feb 05, 2015 2:11 PM By Curt Barry

Having multiple distribution centers may be your best bet to reduce shipping costs and shorten your time to customer.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 26, 2015  Jan 26, 2015 5:49 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced distribution center expansions and additions in retail and direct-to-consumer operations.

Start Planning Now for Fall and Holiday 2015 Peak Season Operations  Jan 20, 2015 11:01 AM By Curt Barry

You’ve barely put a bow on your peak shipping, but it’s time to assess your performance and start planning for peak season operations in 2015. What are your objectives for improvements? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize which changes happen this year, and which can be pushed into 2016 and beyond.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 13, 2015  Jan 13, 2015 11:55 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced distribution center and fulfillment center activity, including Radio Shack, Amazon, Under Armour, FedEx and Kmart.

Making It Right for Affected Customers Key for Harry London  Dec 01, 2014 5:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the wake of a Thanksgiving fire that destroyed a distribution center outside Cleveland, is doing all it can to make customers happy.

Automated Fulfillment Optimizes Shipping and Avoids Errors  Nov 26, 2014 12:44 PM By Ian Goldman

The same technology that helped converge inventory levels has evolved and is now actually able to automate inventory management and fulfillment. By removing reliance on employees to track inventory, this makes mistakes less likely and allows order fulfillment from any location to orders on any channel. Thus omnichannel fulfillment is enabled, providing higher service levels to customers, more streamlined inventory management for retailers, and less stock tied up in expensive warehouses. Many retailers find that they are able to eliminate warehouses entirely and have retail locations function as mini-distribution centers.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Nov. 19, 2014  Nov 19, 2014 1:41 PM By Daniela Forte

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

Omnichannel Choreography Delivers the Perfect Customer Experience  Nov 18, 2014 2:56 PM By Frank Poore

Through “omnichannel choreography,” retailers can orchestrate all the moving pieces of online order fulfillment and deliver the perfect customer experience.

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