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Operations Summit 2017 Call for Speakers Now Open  Jul 25, 2016 2:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

Are you an industry professional with a great merchant story to tell that will educate and inform your peers? Come share your insights at Operations Summit 2017, March 27-29 in in Pittsburgh – the only conference exclusively about direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations. Send us your proposed session topic and speakers by Sept. 30 for consideration.

Ecommerce Growth Leading to Tighter Distribution Center Availability  Jul 21, 2016 12:40 PM By Mike O'Brien

Ecommerce growth is fueling a tight market for distribution and fulfillment center space, as merchant companies look to expand networks to meet the demand. See which markets are seeing the greatest demand, and

User Requirements Key to Selecting the Right DTC Operations System  Jul 08, 2016 2:52 PM By Curt Barry

Are you in the market for a DOM, an OMS, an ERP or CRM for your DTC business? Here are some suggestions on providers and the types of functionality that can work best for you, as well as some practical tips on system sourcing.

Honeywell to Acquire Automation Provider Intelligrated for $1.5B  Jul 05, 2016 11:49 AM By MCM Staff

Honeywell plans to acquire warehouse automation provider Intelligrated for $1.5 billion. See more details about this major transaction.

Amazon Dash Adds 50 New Buttons, Expands Categories  Jun 28, 2016 11:04 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced another expansion of its Amazon Dash Button program, adding more than 50 new brands and increasing the total to more than 150. With the program, Amazon is bringing a growing assortment of popular consumer packaged goods sold at its marketplace into the realm of simplified, push button fulfillment gratification.

How Your Ecommerce Operations Have Benefited from the Amazon Effect  Jun 24, 2016 10:39 AM By Mike DeFabis

Since Amazon was founded in 1994, they have revolutionized the way people purchase products. Consumers have moved from having to go to traditional retail stores to now having the power to purchase anything and everything right from their mobile device. Not only can you purchase anything, but you can also have it delivered in several […]

3 Ways to Innovate in Operations and Fulfillment and Deliver ROI  Jun 16, 2016 12:08 PM By Curt Barry

As fast as ecommerce and omnichannel is changing, is your company using its resources – time, money and talent – to continue to move ahead? Ecommerce, marketing and merchandising have research projects. Are you innovating in operations and fulfillment fast enough to lower costs and improve customer service? Here are three examples of innovation projects you can implement in your organization.

Walmart Testing Drones for DC Inventory Management  Jun 06, 2016 1:18 PM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart has begun testing drones in its distribution centers for scanning inventory, completing in an hour what it would take two associates a month to do. This seems a more practical and easier to achieve use of the technology than home delivery, and will aid the company in its ecommerce fulfillment battle with Amazon.

Amazon Doesn’t Need to Own Ecommerce Delivery  Jun 03, 2016 11:05 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon doesn’t need to take over the last mile of ecommerce delivery, but it does need to reduce its massive shipping cost burden in order to maintain its recent run of profitability, which is the logic behind its recent logistics moves.

13 Questions to Consider When Weighing a New Distribution Center  Jun 01, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry

To do battle with Amazon, many DTC companies are looking to expand their distribution center network. But how do you weight the variables in terms of location, facility costs, inventory, transportation and shipping time, local labor and more? Here are 13 key points to consider in your decision process.






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