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Warehouse/Distribution CenterApr 04, 2016 4:53 PM By Mike O'Brien
Locus Robotics, a company spun out of third-party logistics provider Quiet Logistics, has begun production and implementation of a DC-based order fulfillment robot which it sees as a next logical step beyond Kiva. The company’s executives claim its robots can be deployed a few at a time without major facility retrofitting, and will eventually be used in stores as well as DCs.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterApr 04, 2016 3:08 PM By Mike O'Brien
Next month Amazon plans to offer Prime Now via its website, significantly increase the reach of the service which until now was limited to access via its mobile app.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterApr 04, 2016 2:33 PM By Curt Barry
I go to lots of conferences, but for me the Operations Summit is the most helpful to our clients and our consulting practice because it’s dedicated exclusively to improving direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations, presenting a broad range of operations experiences and solutions. It’s not too late to join us, April 12-14 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterMar 28, 2016 11:28 AM By Curt Barry
A good vendor compliance policy will help your organization improve its on-time performance and reduce the time and money spent on warehouse rework (e.g. prepackaging, correcting vendor errors, etc.), while reducing time spent on vendor disputes, claims and chargebacks. Here are some tips to help you create a vendor compliance policy that will ensure smoother working relationships while eliminating costly issues.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterMar 16, 2016 11:53 AM By Lisa Henthorn
In the global shipping and logistics business, the unforeseen is the norm, and as some brands are learning the hard way. That’s especially true in China, where total online retail spending is forecast to climb above $1 trillion by 2019. Despite these issues, China holds more than enough business opportunities to offset them.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterMar 14, 2016 12:13 PM By Mike O'Brien
The Amazon effect is still having a major impact on DTC and ecommerce operations and fulfillment, judging by the results of the MCM Outlook Survey 2016. This impact is seen in the increasing frequency of same-day and next-day delivery offerings – and providers – as well as the growth in omnichannel operations, now seen as table stakes by many retailers. Find out more about the survey results and how they reflect industry trends.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterMar 08, 2016 3:06 PM By Curt Barry
Third-party logistics companies or 3PL providers can help ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants expand internal fulfillment operations without large outlays. In the past five years some large companies have entered the market with extremely competitive services and costs.To help in the decision process, here are 10 ways that 3PLs have helped companies do just that.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterMar 08, 2016 2:47 PM By Mike O'Brien
For a growing number of merchant companies, automated systems have become a way to address the issues of increasing throughput and order accuracy while decreasing returns. In addition to accuracy, often the biggest driver of automation decisions, the ability to achieve higher throughput per headcount, increasing efficiency while keeping down labor costs, is also paramount.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterMar 02, 2016 8:26 AM By Maria Haggerty
As you grow your digital offerings, you must accurately gauge when and how to expand ecommerce operations while keeping what works in view. While moving toward your 2016 goals, consider investing in the right tools and partners in order to foster growth, but never forget your brand’s beginnings.
Warehouse/Distribution CenterFeb 23, 2016 2:24 PM By Curt Barry
An ERP system file conversion “don’t get no respect,” as Rodney Dangerfield would say. Everyone knows they need to write programs and convert files. However, it’s not uncommon to leave off detailed discussion of which files and tables to convert, what data fields and how much data (this year’s only or how many years’ history) until the implementation. So to help, here are 13 steps to help you navigate the often tedious but critical process.
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