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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.
Experts and executives talk about steps being taken to avoid the holiday shipping snafus that caused delays and angry customers in 2013.
Amazon today announced same-day delivery is being added in the Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC metro areas.
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 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.
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.
Multichannel Merchant contributor Curt Barry offers some best practices to optimize your warehouse efficiency.
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.
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?
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.