Warehouse/Distribution Center ARCHIVE

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, July 2, 2015  Jul 02, 2015 1:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

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

7 Steps to a Safer Distribution Center  Jul 01, 2015 10:25 AM By Curt Barry

Distribution center safety, a No. 1 concern, requires a focused effort. Here are 7 steps you can take to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries.

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.

UPS Asking Some Retailers for Peak Concessions on Large Parcels  Jun 23, 2015 11:51 AM By Mike O'Brien

To save costs, UPS has begun negotiating with major retail shippers about eliminating discounts for large parcels during this year’s peak holiday season.

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.

Want to Offer Same-Day Delivery? Here’s What You Need to Think About  Jun 17, 2015 3:33 PM By John Haber

Players from Amazon to Postmates, Instacart and Uber, even the USPS are chasing a piece of the same-day delivery action. For retailers thinking about it, here are a few questions to consider.

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.

Toys R Us Opens State-of-the-Art Distribution Center in France  Jun 17, 2015 9:04 AM By MCM Staff

Toys R Us, Inc. has announced the completion of its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France to support the company’s rapidly expanding e-commerce business throughout the country and in select sections of Europe.

How Brands Can Turn Dimensional Weight Pricing to their Advantage  Jun 11, 2015 10:58 AM By Maria Haggerty

Instead of panicking, retailers can embrace dimensional weight pricing as motivation to upgrade operations, making them more efficient and eco-friendly.

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