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Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center in CA  Aug 18, 2014 1:42 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced it was opening a fifth California fulfillment center in Redlands, giving it nearly 5 million square feet of fulfillment space in the state.

Working to Avoid Another Holiday Shipping Disaster  Aug 12, 2014 9:13 AM By Mike O'Brien

Experts and executives talk about steps being taken to avoid the holiday shipping snafus that caused delays and angry customers in 2013.

Amazon Adds Same-Day Delivery in 6 New Cities  Aug 06, 2014 10:37 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon today announced same-day delivery is being added in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.

Amazon to Open 15 Sortation Centers in 2014  Aug 05, 2014 11:28 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon’s plans for new sortation centers are part of its larger goals of getting close to the customer, Sunday delivery and competing with major carriers.

UPS Spending $175M to Add Holiday Shipping Capacity  Jul 31, 2014 5:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS plans to spend $175 million to increase holiday shipping capacity, including adding 50 new hub sorts and going from limited to full operations on Black Friday.

WMS vs. WCS: Which Do You Need?  Jul 29, 2014 1:38 PM By Mike O'Brien

As operations and fulfillment technology continues to evolve, merchants face a decision of implementing a warehouse management system (WMS), a warehouse control system (WCS) or both.

10 Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Reduce Costs  Jul 29, 2014 1:28 PM By Curt Barry

Multichannel Merchant contributor Curt Barry offers some best practices to optimize your warehouse efficiency.

The Benefits and Challenges of a Homegrown WMS  Jul 29, 2014 1:11 PM By Mike O'Brien

In the never-ending decision over build vs. buy when it comes to software applications, a growing group of pure-play ecommerce providers is opting to develop their own homegrown warehouse management system (WMS), opting for the flexibility on upgrades and functionality over the comfort of relying on a vendor.

When a Labor Management System Makes Sense  Jul 29, 2014 12:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

As distribution center operations continually look to streamline operations and gain efficiencies, a labor management system inevitably becomes part of the conversation. So the question becomes: when does investment in an LMS make sense for my operations? And what are the main criteria to consider in making this important decision?

Where Is Your Inventory Holding Cost Barometer?  Jul 29, 2014 12:49 PM By Mike O'Brien

How are you handling retail inventory management? Your answer to this critical question can lead to increases in your top and bottom line – or added costs if your inventory is bloated, hard to access or poorly allocated.






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